Spell to Write and Read Curriculum Review

Spell to Write and Read is a program that teaches spelling and reading through the use of 70 phonograms and 28 spelling rules.

The Core Kit provides instruction in reading and spelling for grades K thorugh 12. Included in the kit are the teaching guides needed, spelling rule cards, and phonogram cards. All phonograms are taught in the first few months of kindergarten; but a child can easily be placed into this program later by taking a series of placement tests.

Spell to Write and Read uses a multi-sensory approach; teaching through, hearing, speaking, seeing, and writing. The program starts with spelling rather than reading, and teaches children to write and say the symbols that represent the sounds of speech.

Handwriting is taught at the same time as the seventy phonograms. The student then moves on to building words from phonogram sounds. Spelling rules are taught as they come up in spelling words. After building words from phonograms, the student moves on to composing oral sentences; then to writing original sentences and reading them back. It is only after this step has been achieved that students begin to read simple books.

Penmanship and composition skills are also taught, especially with older students. Enrichment activities are included to reinforce multiple language arts skill areas, and there is a focus on developing writing and reading skills.

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Don't be intimidated by Spell to Write and Read! 
Product: Spell to Write and Read Subject: phonics Levels Used: 1st and 3rd grade Dates Used: used going on 4 years now Dislikes: none! Like: …

Spell To Write and Read 
Last year we started using a new curriculum called Spell to Write and Read (SWR). It is by far the most awesome curriculum I have ever worked with. …

Best Phonics & Spelling Curriculum; Great for Challenged Students 
Product: Spell to Write and Read (SWR) Subject: Phonics, Reading, & Spelling Levels Used: K and 4th Grade Dates Used: June 2009 until we're done! …

Spell to Write and Read (and Cursive and Critical Thinking) 
Product: Spell to Write and Read Subject: Spelling, Writing, Reading Levels Used: ALL Dates Used: 2004 - 2009 Likes: 1) Comprehensive: Covers …

Spell to Write and Read-love love love it! 
Product: Spell to Write and Read Subject: phonics//spelling/reading Level: used through section O Dates Used: since aug 07 I absolutely love the …

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