I was one of the lucky ones
Scarborough’s Reading Rope
Our Classroom Spelling Program
“As a relatively new teacher, I was not set up for success to teach literacy whatsoever by my education teaching degree. I learned how to teach spelling in a school setting by real experiences and by following a straight forward sequenced program like Earlyminds The Alphabet Program. I learned the importance of following a certain scope and sequence in order to set students up for success when spelling and writing. I learned that teaching spelling should be fun and done in a multi-sensory way. Having the students be autonomous of their own learning and by coming up with words on their own assists in their ability to remember the letter sounds and they just love our weekly alphabet dictionary lessons! I also love how the alphabet dictionary pages are differentiated for all types of learners. Using Earlyminds Alphabet Program this year has given me joy when teaching spelling. I loved teaching it, and the students loved learning it. I will certainly be implementing this program every single year as long as I am a Kindergarten teacher!
My advice would be to follow the scope and sequence and to just trust it.”