Building the Brain for Reading, Writing, and Spelling
Our connectionist word study approach creates efficient processes and pathways. Use SPELL-Links to leverage the biological wiring of the brain for oral language, provide structured literacy instruction that develops functional connectivity among multiple regions of the brain, and build meta-cognitive skills for effective reading and writing. See results!
SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing
SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing enables K-12 students to make sense of the sound structure of English words, systematically teaches them how to connect sounds, letter patterns, and meanings to read and spell words, and explicitly shows them how to apply their word study knowledge to everyday reading and writing. Aligned with Common Core Standards for speaking, listening, reading, language, and writing.
SPELL-Links Wordtivities helps you develop students’ literacy and language skills in the classroom and beyond. Through active engagement with the sounds, letters, and meanings of words, your K–12 students strengthen, integrate, and learn to apply multiple components of oral and written language to improve their spelling, word decoding, reading fluency, and reading comprehension; build depth and breadth of vocabulary; and enhance writing performance.
SPELL-Links Wordtivities Word Lists
Deliver systematic and differentiated whole class, small group, and 1:1 word study instruction with this comprehensive collection of grade-level word lists and built-in practice with pattern-loaded writing and reading materials. Each pattern word list is organized for combined teaching of phonology, orthography, morphology, and word meaning and further organized to support differentiated instruction. SPELL-Links Wordtivities Word Lists systematically and sequentially guides teachers through the spelling patterns and word study skills all students need to learn.
SPELL-Links Strategies by the Numbers
SPELL-Links Strategies by the Numbers features in-depth descriptions of SPELL-Links’ 14 strategies for spelling and reading success, step-by-step instructions on how to teach the strategies during writing and reading activities, and helpful ideas for supporting students as they learn.
SPELL-Links Word Study Resource
A favorite with K-12 students and their teachers! This colorful, interactive resource book provides plenty of incentive for students practice their word study skills and reinforce their word study knowledge and strategies in school or at home. You'll love how easy it is to quickly transform misspelled words into teachable moments using the dry-erasable worksheets and other resources!
SPELL-Links Keyword Picture Cards
Keyword picture cards include 1 set of small, 1 set of large, and access to digital library with complete set of printable 5.5 x 4.25 images. Each card has a picture representing one of the English phonemes on front and the large cards list all the allowable spellings (phoneme-grapheme correspondences) on the back.
SPELL-Links Word List Maker
Instantly search a 50,000 word database to create custom word lists and word cards. All educators love this valuable, time-saving resource that lets you quickly and instantly create word lists and word cards for any structured literacy or spoken language activity!
Which product is right for me?
These are the products typically used within each tier of instruction, but all SPELL-Links products are flexible and can be adapted for use across all tiers.
Leverage Oral Language
Why SPELL-Links? The human brain is biologically wired for spoken language, not for reading and writing. SPELL-Links uses a speech-to-print approach and organizes literacy instruction based on the brain’s innate, biological wiring and organization for spoken language. SPELL-Links instruction works the way the brain works, first helping students to learn how to attend to the sound structure of spoken English words and then how to connect and combine sounds, letter patterns, and meanings to read and spell words.
Build the Brain
As each of us learns to read and write, the brain must rearrange itself, leveraging the innate oral language centers of the brain and forming new neural connections to read and write effectively. SPELL-Links uses the Connectionist Word Study model based on the most current research, including brain-imaging studies. The SPELL-Links program leverages the brain’s biological wiring for oral language and helps students develop neural pathways and “functional connectivity” of the regions of the brain involved in effective reading and writing.
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