Spell to Write and Read

Spell to Write and Read

(2016 Printing)

by Wanda Sanseri
Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Price: $58.00

*NOTE: Used versions may be an older cover/printing, but the content is virtually the same and is still compatible with the newer versions.

This is the overall teacher manual designed to accompany the reorganized and updated spelling list in The Wise Guide for Spelling. It expands and clarifies the concepts previously addressed in Teaching Reading at Home and School. SWR addresses student placement in the program and the construction of the student learning log. It covers penmanship, reading, composition, dictionary skills, and grammar. It paves the foundation for improving comprehension and building vocabulary. It clarifies our spelling dictation techniques and explains in depth the "thinking to spell" process. New features include pointers for preparing preschoolers, more detailed lesson plan suggestions, improved and added reference pages, a copy of Wanda Sanseri's Oregon Senate Hearing Speech on literacy, stories from other teachers using the program, answers to commonly asked questions, a simplified scope and sequence, a glossary of terms, a bibliography, and an index.

SWR provides the big picture for teaching this integrated four-to-six-year language arts program founded on scientifically selected K-12 words taught with proven techniques and reliable rules. Teachers of all grades follow the first eleven steps in SWR then start the regular lessons in Wise Guide, coming back to SWR as directed in the Wise List.

This publication culminates almost thirty years of work by Wanda Sanseri on this subject. Nothing on the market is quite like Spell to Write and Read. With the core kit of material (this book, Wise Guide, the phonogram cards, spelling rule cards, and phonogram CD) you can:

  • Curb dyslexia
  • Save time and money
  • Follow step-by-step instruction for the teacher
  • Evaluate and wisely place students according to ability
  • Cover spelling words from kindergarten to freshman level in college
  • Build from the same foundation for four to six years
  • Unify spelling, writing, and reading instructions
  • Teach logical thinking skills
  • and much more!
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