Spelling helps reading more than reading helps spelling

In my previous blog post I mentioned I was lucky enough to listen in to a much sought after webinar given by the Reading Ape.  Well, I came away with another rethink: “Spelling helps reading more than reading helps spelling,” the Reading Ape explained.  This is based on the research and work of Perfetti, and […]

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Thumbs up for READ, SOUND, WRITE, CHECK!

So, we are resuming our campaign to change the way teachers send home spelling lists every week using the LOOK, WRITE, COVER, CHECK approach.  Why doesn’t it work with so many children? Many children have a poor visual memory and as hard as they try, they cannot remember the shape of the word.  This is […]

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