This podcast series features ideas you can use today to help your students become more proficient spellers—in four episodes, each with a corresponding printable resource. Dr. J. Richard Gentry, nationally acclaimed literacy expert and author of Spelling Connections, provides helpful tips to implement in your classroom on these topics:
Research shows that spelling is a foundational skill for reading success. Literacy expert Dr. J. Richard Gentry has brought together the evidence to support this and to show how the learning techniques used in Spelling Connections are the most effective and meaningful way to teach spelling. Read “Current Research on Spelling Instruction,” Dr. Gentry’s summary of the scholarship demonstrating that a multi-strategy spelling program forges powerful connections to reading and writing.Download Article
Students need to master reading and writing skills to succeed in any subject—not just language arts. These findings are demonstrated in our white paper, Creating Better Readers and Writers: The Importance of Direct, Systematic Spelling and Handwriting Instruction in Improving Performance.