All About Spelling Program

I looked at level one in the All About Spelling program and I will be exploring it further in the near future. It is a multisensory program (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic) that takes the struggle out of spelling for students. Some interesting things that I have found in the teacher’s guide so far are that certain sets of phonograms shouldn’t be taught together, such as b, d or a, e, i, o, u or p, b or m, n because they sound alike to an untrained ear. I also read about how some letter make more than one sound, such as ‘a.’ An ‘a’ can sound like apple, acorn, or water, which is something I know but I never thought about how to teach that to students. This program doesn’t state a particular order in which to teach phonograms but rather focusing on figuring out which phonograms need to be taught and teaching those phonograms. Since I was a little confused with all the new vocabulary I have been reading, I had to look up what a phonogram actually was and I found that a phonogram is a character or symbol used to represent a word, syllable, or phoneme.Screen Shot 2017-10-14 at 11.32.23 PM

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2 thoughts on “All About Spelling Program

  1. I am really excited to read about this–I have students that get really stressed over their spelling especially if they compare themselves to students who feel confident. I had never thought about teaching any characters with both sounds and a kinaesthetic approach. I am curious of how one would start utilizing this program and how I could adapt it for different grades.Thanks for the cool idea!

  2. Robert, It’s hard to watch students to be stressed and compare themselves to others. A growth mindset is so important. I’m still familiarizing myself with the program as well. My sponsor teacher last year actually gave me all six levels of the program! If you ever wanted to look at some of the higher levels for higher grades, I would be happy to lend it to you. They all build off the previous levels.

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