Proclamation 2019 recognizes how crucial spelling is to developing confident, capable communicators, with updated TEKS and multiple breakouts at every grade level.
While this is great for Texas students—and will go a long way towards helping them develop the literacy skills they need to shine—it means educators are going to need explicit spelling instruction that’s proven and can be implemented efficiently.
The good news: Spelling Connections © 2020 meets 100% of the TEKS for spelling AND can be incorporated into classroom instruction in a few minutes throughout the day.
Spelling Connections is the definitive method for spelling instruction—a proven program with over 30 years of research behind it that empowers educators to teach spelling.
Explicit, flexible instruction provides daily differentiation through meaningful practice activities, technology, and word sorting.
Complete units at each grade level are available for review at MyZBPortal.com. For your convenience, we’ve included excerpts from the Spelling Connections Teacher Edition here. Download individual pages to learn about
New digital tools available on MyZBPortal.com provide even more ideas and opportunities for reinforcing spelling skills across the curriculum—while keeping an eye on the clock. Download a Spelling Time-Saving Routines guide with tips for incorporating quick instruction throughout the day.
Visit MyZBPortal.com to take a tour of the components and explore our digital Spelling Connections hub!
Although it doesn’t take a lot of time to implement in the classroom, Spelling Connections is a complete program with a rich selection of components. You’ll find them easy to use and incorporate into instruction across the curriculum. Click on the classroom package component below to download a sample lesson spread from grade 3.
Contact your Texas Sales Team for information about a physical sample of Spelling Connections.
*Online ancillaries are available for purchase in print form separately from the classroom package.
1 Templeton, Morris, Moats, & Berninger
2 Gentry, 2004; Paulesu, 2001
3 Snow, Griffin, & Burns, 2005
4 Gentry, 2004