Should Reading and Spelling be Taught at the Same Time?

Scenario #1: Your child learns to read the words in the lesson, but he can’t move on because he’s still learning to spell them. (Remember, it takes longer to learn to spell the words than it does to read them.) You’ve chosen to focus on spelling at the expense of reading.

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Scenario #2: Your child learns to read the words in the lesson. Though he’s still learning to spell the words, you decide to allow him to move on to the next lesson. You’ve chosen to focus on reading, so your child’s spelling suffers.

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As you can see, no matter what you decide, it’s a no-win situation. Both scenarios force you to choose one subject to the detriment of the other.

At All About Learning Press, we don’t believe you should have to sacrifice your children’s learning. Fortunately, there is a third scenario.

Teach reading and spelling separately and your child will benefit.

When you teach reading and spelling separately, your child can succeed at BOTH subjects.

He can progress as quickly as possible in reading…

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and he can take as much time as he needs in spelling.

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And then you can enjoy them together.

Like spaghetti and meatballs.

Do you think that teaching reading and spelling separately would make a difference for your kids?

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