Methodology

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.

                                                                              Two Approaches

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!

 

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