The manual for the Spalding Method of teaching speech, spelling, writing, and reading, The Writing Road to Reading is a total language arts program that integrates research-based components, an educational philosophy, and a methodology. This manual is split into two parts: Part 1 contains lessons, procedures, and why the method works, while Part 2 includes instructional materials, including literature recommendations, phonographs, morphology, and spelling. Explicit, sequential, multisensory, and diagnostic, Spalding students will learn the purpose for every task they undertake as they discover how speech is connected to print. 450 pages, softcover. Revised 6th Edition.
The new 6th Revised Edition includes:
Updated research on all the instructional components (including handwriting) and principles of learning and instruction that make The Spalding Method effective.
Part 1 chapter titles and organization aligned to the sold-separately Grade-Level Teacher Guides.
Chapter 2 instructional strategies in outline, rather than narrative, format.
Precise dialogue for cursive writing.
Sample dialogues for teaching 5 mental actions.
Updated Children's Literature Recommendations
OPR and WPR Cue Words
A section on Morphology (word structure) in Part 2.