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Teaching Writing

Dr. Steven Graham, Dr. Louisa Moats, and Dr. Susan Neuman address why writing is important, what the latest research tells us, and what educators and parents can do to support our children’s development as writers.

Spelling Rules

Spelling patterns are easy to learn when they come “alive” for one second grade class.

iPads for writing

Using iPads in the classroom excites students and especially benefits ELLs.

Spelling: Word Families

Tina Scholtes teaches first graders a handy spelling pattern that helps them recognize word clusters.


Dr. Louisa Moats discusses the critical role of spelling in reading and writing instruction and explains what teachers can learn about a child’s reading skills from invented spelling.