Reading 101 is a collaboration with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction and The International Dyslexia Association.

Spelling: Assignments

Elementary aged boy practicing writing and spelling

To develop a stronger understanding of effective spelling instruction, try the exercise below, read the recommended articles, and watch our Launching Young Readers program, Writing and Spelling.

Look

Look at a student's writing. Identify which stage the writer is in.

Read

Read the articles Word Study: Learning Word Patterns by Diane Henry Leipzing and How to Study Spelling Words by Bruce Murray

Watch

Watch Writing and Spelling, a 30-minute program from our Launching Young Readers series.

Spelling

Dr. Louisa Moats, an expert in the area of improving literacy and elementary education, discusses how nonsense words can help students learn word structure.

Reading 101 is a collaboration with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction and The International Dyslexia Association.

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