Spelling Before Reading

Spelling Before Reading

Spelling before reading is at the very heart of brain-based instruction. It is also the trickiest part for the teacher because it requires a new set of skills — coaching the students through the process so they spell words without error.

The presentation gives the WHY of spelling before reading. It also provides the guidelines for this activity.

Why spelling before reading produces proficient readers

The brain processes words by attaching a SINGLE speech sound with a SINGLE grapheme. Encoding words before reading them uses this same process. See how it works.

Why Spelling Before Reading Works