approaches the subject with different strategies -
pronunciation, meaning, visualization, etc. These strategies are designed to
- Perceive spelling as a meaningful and important part of reading and writing
- Learn to spell those words and patterns essential to literacy
- Develop an ability to examine words critically so students acquire a life-long ability to spell.
A portion of each weekly lesson is devoted to proofreading. This important
practice is crucial in helping to transfer the check-and-correct
responsibility from teacher to child, at an early age.