Tricks of the Trade
The individualized spelling notebook and companion to How to Teach Any Child to Spell. There is one spelling rule on each page, which helps the student categorize his own spelling mistakes under the proper rule, discuss the reason for each error and develop a strategy for remembering the word’s spelling. The 90-page notebook is hole-punched with an attractive layout and engaging illustrations. What sets this approach apart from other phonics-based spelling programs is the reasoning involved. The student is actively involved in the classification/analysis of his very own spelling difficulties. This reasoning process is a significant element in each daily spelling lesson along with more typical elements - daily writing, phonics review, review of misspelled words.
Some children, even though motivated, full of phonics instruction, and diligent workers, just don't seem to "catch on" to spelling. Gayle Graham designed her spelling program for just such a child and in the process developed a program that would be a strong contender for teaching any child to spell. What a coincidence, then, that she selected this