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SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing and SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms

(SPELL-Links)
  • Jan Wasowicz, PhD
  • Kenn Apel, PhD
  • Julie J Masterson, PhD
  • Anne Whitney, EdD

SPELL-Links™ to Reading & Writing and SPELL-Links™ Class Links for Classrooms™ are instruction and intervention products for struggling readers and suitable for students with dyslexia. The SPELL-Links™ products use a speech-to-print word study approach that leverages the brain's innate, biological wiring and organization for oral language.

Age range:
K-12 (SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing), K-2 (SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms)
Publication date:
2012 (SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing), 2017 (SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms Books 1 & 2)
Qualification level:
A
Completion time:
Variable
Administration:
Paper-and-pencil (with online printable resources)

Pricing & Ordering

  • SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing Word Study Curriculum (Second Edition)

    0158146115

    Contents: 3-volume spiral-bound curriculum, access to cloud library of reproducible materials, 1 set of letter manipulatives, 1120 strategy stickers, 20 peel & stick 4” x 5” labels

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $359.50

    Qualification Level A

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  • SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms Book 1 Bundle

    0158011589

    Bundle contents: SPELL-Links Class Links Book 1, 1 classroom poster, SPELL-Links Strategies by the Numbers, SPELL-Links Strategies by the Numbers Strips, and 20 SPELL-Links 14 Strategies for Spelling & Reading Success Labels, and access to digital library of reproducible materials including 18 pattern-loaded grade-level decodable stories.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $359.50

    Qualification Level A

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  • SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms Book 2 Bundle

    0158011597

    Bundle contents: SPELL-Links Class Links Book 2, 1 classroom poster, SPELL-Links Strategies by the Numbers, SPELL-Links Strategies by the Numbers Strips, and 20 SPELL-Links 14 Strategies for Spelling & Reading Success Labels, and access to digital library of reproducible materials including 18 pattern-loaded grade-level decodable stories.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $359.50

    Qualification Level A

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Product Details

SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing delivers all components of assessment and instruction identified as crucial for developing reading and spelling skills by the US Department of Education-funded Center on Instruction.

SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms provides everything needed to deliver a year of high-quality, hands-on Tier 1 classroom instruction to meet reading foundational skills.

Benefits

  • Empower students to independently apply their knowledge and strategies to reading, writing, and spelling every day — not just during the classroom lesson or on the weekly test.
  • Teach students how to attend to the sound structure of spoken English words and then how to connect and combine sounds (phonology);
  • Progress with letter patterns (orthography, mental orthographic images);
  • Conclude with meanings (semantics, morphology) to read and spell words.

Features

The individualized and flexible design of SPELL-Links ensures that there is a word study solution for everyone.

  • Improves all aspects of literacy: reading, writing, spelling, speaking, listening, and vocabulary.
  • Addresses Tiers 1, 2, & 3 students as well as Special Education, Speech-Language Impaired, ESL, Title I, and students with dyslexia.
  • Curriculum includes quick and easy lesson plans for word study to improve reading and writing success.

SPELL-Links Class Links Book 1 Skills and Content

  • Rhyming
  • Segmenting syllables & phonemes
  • Vowel discrimination
  • Alphabetic principle
  • Letter-sound relationships for consonants 'b, p, t, d, v, z, k, j, f, s, m, n, x, r, l, g, h, w, y, q' and all short vowel sounds
  • Letter patterns & spelling rules
  • Vocabulary knowledge
  • Mental orthographic images of words
  • Spelling
  • Decoding
  • Reading fluency
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing

SPELL-Links Class Links Book 2 Skills and Content

  • Rhyming
  • Segmenting syllables & phonemes
  • Vowel discrimination
  • Alphabetic principle
  • Letter-sound relationships for consonants 'k' and hard 'c'; 'r, l' after a vowel; /z/ sound spelled with 's', consonant digraphs 'ng, th, wh, sh, ck' and double consonants 'ff, ss, zz, ll'
  • Letter patterns & spelling rules
  • Vocabulary knowledge
  • Mental orthographic images of words
  • Spelling
  • Decoding
  • Reading fluency
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing

Sample Lesson

The following sample lessons are available.

 

Resources

The following resources are available for SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing and SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms.

 

Research & Materials

 

Research Base for SPELL-Links

Jeanne Wanzek, Brandy Gatlin, Stephanie Al Otaiba & Young-Suk Grace Kim (2016) The Impact of Transcription Writing Interventions for First-Grade Students, Reading & Writing Quarterly, 33:5, 484-499, DOI: 10.1080/10573569.2016.1250142


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Outcomes Report: SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing

(2005) Monograph No. 1, Evanston, IL: Learning By Design, Inc.
(Data also published as:  Integration of language components in spelling: Instruction that maximizes students' learning. (2004) Apel, K., Masterson, J.J., & Hart, P. Language and Literacy Learning in Schools, New York: Guilford Press.)

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Outcomes Report: SPELL & SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing

(2005) Monograph No. 2, Evanston, IL: Learning By Design, Inc.
(Data also published as: The effects of a multiple linguistic, prescriptive approach to spelling instruction: A case study. (2004) Kelman, M. & Apel, K. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 25, 2, 56-66.)

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Webinars

The following training events are available for SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing and SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms.