Efficient, Effective, Economical
Efficient – Based on solid, historical research proven effective over time
Linguistically correct phonograms build the strongest foundation for spelling and reading
Adaptable to any age or reading level
Effective – Students learn to THINK, not merely memorize or haphazardly guess.
Reliable, concise rules work with words on all levels, eliminating most spelling “exceptions”
Economical - Your investment results in a child who can spell, write, and read
Multi-sensory – see it, hear it, say it, and write it
Involving all the key avenues to the mind helps prevent or remediate spelling and reading failure
Rather than merely memorizing words, as in traditional spelling programs, students are taught how to analyze the reasons behind a word’s spelling and pronunciation, giving them a strategy to learn any word they encounter. Reading is a natural outgrowth of spelling instruction. Based on solid research and historical success, it is simple, concise, and complete. It is a time-proven method with over 50 years of success throughout the United States.
Traditional Textbook Approach Our Orton/Spalding Based Approach
Alphabet & special Sounds 163 Phonograms 70
Blends: Consonant/Vowel 257 Rules 28
Sight words (1st Grade) 35 KEYS TO MEMORIZE: 98
Rules (1st Grade) 3 Multiple Phonogram Sounds 39
KEYS: 458 TOTAL COMPLEXITY: 135
Letter names 163
Clue words (pictures) 163
Blend Ladders 76
TOTAL COMPLEXITY: 860
With 98 cards – 70 basic phonograms and 28 spelling rules, a student can read almost every word in the English language!