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SPELL-Links™ to Reading & Writing and SPELL-Links™ Class Links for Classrooms™
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Overview: Instruction and intervention products for your struggling readers. Suitable for students with dyslexia.

Age Range: K-12 (SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing), K-2 (SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms)

Administration: Paper-and-pencil (with online printable resources)

Completion Time: Variable

Publication Date: 2012 (SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing), 2017 (SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms Books 1 & 2)

 
 
 

Product Details

Develop and Enhance Your Students' Reading and Spelling Skills

SPELL-Links™ to Reading & Writing and SPELL-Links™ Class Links use a speech-to-print word study approach that leverages the brain's innate, biological wiring and organization for oral language. Unlike other reading programs which begin with the written letter and teach students to match the letter to a sound, SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing and SPELL-Links Class Links students first learn how to attend to the sound structure of spoken English words and then how to connect and combine sounds (phonology), letter patterns (orthography, mental orthographic images), and meanings (semantics, morphology) to read and spell words. This is exactly how the brain works in good readers and writers!

Students also develop meta-linguistic skills and build executive function skills that empower them to independently apply their word study knowledge, skills, and strategies to successfully and independently read, write, and spell every day, not just during the classroom lesson or on the weekly test.

Which one do I choose?

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

The individualized and flexible design of SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing ensures that there is a word study solution for everyone! You can count on SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing to improve all aspects of literacy—reading, writing, spelling, speaking, listening, and vocabulary—of Tiers 1, 2, & 3 students as well as Special Education, Speech-Language Impaired, ESL, Title I, and students with dyslexia.

SPELL-Links Class Links, which is based on SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing, provides everything you need to deliver a year of high-quality, hands-on Tier 1 classroom instruction to meet all the educational development standards for Reading Foundational skills, along with many other English Language Arts Standards including: spelling, word decoding, reading fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing. The curriculum includes quick and easy lesson plans for word study to improve reading and writing success and downloadable mini-books that help students apply taught skills.

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

Resources

Product Samples

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Research and Results

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

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.)  

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.)

Training

  • K-12 SPELL-Links for Reading and Writing intervention

    Learn more about the rationale and content of the K-12 SPELL-Links for Reading and Writing intervention program.

    Watch the video.

    K-2 SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms

    Learn more about the rationale and content of the K-2 SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms teacher-friendly instructional program.

    Watch the video.

     

Pre-recorded Webinars

  • After Dyslexia Screening: There’s Work to Be Done—Let’s go!

    Presenter: Jan Wasowicz, Ph,D., CCC-SLP

    Overview

    Universal screening for dyslexia is an important first step in identifying and helping students with dyslexia and other language-based reading and writing problems. It's what happens after the screening that determines if identified students receive the intervention they need to achieve the outcomes all stakeholders want to see. In this webinar, you'll learn how to precisely match diagnostic assessment data with specific multi-linguistic lessons and activities that target the individual student's underlying linguistic deficits and remediate reading and writing deficits using structured literacy intervention. You'll become familiar with how to use this multi-linguistic intervention program to monitor student progress and how to use the collected data for informed decision-making.

    Learner Outcomes

    As a result of this activity, the participants will be able to:

    1. State the goal of each of four steps in the process of identifying and remediating students with dyslexia and name at least one tool that may be used to accomplish each stated goal.
    2. Explain a general limitation of standardized diagnostic tests for planning targeted intervention and provide one specific example.
    3. Describe one prescriptive assessment tool that precisely matches intervention with a student's underlying linguistic deficits; explain how to use that tool to deliver targeted multi-linguistic intervention.
    4. Describe the recommended progression through a targeted, multi-linguistic intervention program, including collection of progress monitoring data, and describe the expected outcomes when implementing this approach.  

    Time-ordered Agenda - Eastern Time Zone

    12:00 to 12:10 pm - Introduction; Overview of the multistep process of identifying and remediating students with dyslexia and other language-based reading and writing problems

    12:10 to 12:20 pm - Review a sample summary of dyslexia assessment data and discuss limitations for planning targeted intervention

    12:20 to 12:55 pm - Examine a multi-linguistic intervention program; discuss how each linguistic component is targeted, as needed, to meet the individual student's instructional needs, how progress is monitored while using the program, and what outcomes can be expected.

    12:55 to 1:00 pm - Questions and Answers

    This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

    Date: Apr 18, 2018

    pdf PDF: After Dyslexia Screening: There’s Work to Be Done—Let’s go!

    link Video: After Dyslexia Screening: There’s Work to Be Done—Let’s go!

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  • SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing Word Study Curriculum (Second Edition)
    0158146115
    $349.00
     

    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

  • SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms Book 1 Bundle
    0158011589
    $349.00
     

    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.

  • SPELL-Links Class Links for Classrooms Book 2 Bundle
    0158011597
    $349.00
     

    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.

 
 
 
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