Spelling

WRTR for Parents: Lesson 1

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Writing Road to Reading makes parents crazy.  Hopefully, this site can help you struggle through. First, let’s give you an idea of how a regular Spalding Spelling lesson goes in a public school.  We don’t do it this way, but you need to understand it for the book to make any sense! How a Spalding […]

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Using Writing Road to Reading

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There’s a big fight in “teaching reading” about phonics versus whole word methods.  The thing I like about our curriculum is that it uses BOTH for reading and then hammers phonics and spelling rules all the way to 6th grade.  That takes care of both ends.  Love it.  However, the book we use, and even […]

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Sound Beginnings 4-Day Conversion

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Sound Beginnings is listed in the syllabus according to the “Days” of the internal scheduling of the book. Since it just says “Day 1, Day 2″ and I’m going to have to go look up the actual assignment anyway, it doesn’t foul up anything (so far) for me to follow my own reworked version of […]

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A Peek Inside: Sound Beginnings

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  Like Writing Road to Reading, this is one of the more controversial book in the curriculum, if you can really call anything 2GRD “controversial.”  It’s expensive.  It’s strange.  Some of the lessons plans are really uneven.  It is a FIRST GRADE learn-to-read program being used as a 2GRD spelling program…AND it’s a different marking […]

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A Peek Inside: Starting a Spelling Notebook

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This is your assignment book for Writing Road to Reading. It’s got daily assignments according to three different age group levels, but the syllabus will tell you which one to use each year.  See below for the other contents of the book. Below you can see the first week of the most commonly used Daily […]

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Spalding Phonogram Hand Signals

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I LOVE this video for teaching the spalding phonograms with hand signals.  Isn’t she cute?  I do however have some edits for use with my children.  Since we use Spalding for spelling, not so much decoding, I want to be able to say to my kids, “Listen to the word ball,  what phonograms make the […]

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