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Spelling and Word Study

Learn more about the English spelling system, how spelling supports reading, why children with dyslexia and dysgraphia struggle, which words should be taught, and word study instruction that works.

Refresh your spelling and word study instruction! Try the Spelling module in our free, self-paced online course, Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing.

Featured partner: National Education Association

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Vivica Fox

Learn more about spelling patterns, invented spelling, and how writing, spelling, and reading reinforce each other.

Professional Development Webcasts

Professional Development Webcasts

Listen, watch, and learn from top experts in these engaging roundtable discussions. Each webcast features a 60–minute video as well as recommended readings and suggested discussion questions.

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables