Stretch Spelling Perfectionists

Stretch Spelling Perfectionists

Some writers are open to sound-stretching and writing out a word using their best spelling. But then there are your perfectionists–those who only want to write words correctly. This is an admirable quality, but it can also stifle a young writer. If they limit...
Teach Spelling Principles, not Spelling Words

Teach Spelling Principles, not Spelling Words

With more elementary classrooms implementing a state-mandated 90-minute reading block, many teachers are grappling with how to appropriately integrate spelling. In Indiana, for example, the role of word study is outlined in the state’s Reading Framework, but...