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Before putting pencil to paper, STEPS spelling dictation teaches students to use concrete manipulatives as they segment a word. An index card is the manipulative for the syllable and each cube represents a sound. This student orally segments the ...

Before putting pencil to paper, STEPS spelling dictation teaches students to use concrete manipulatives. An index card is the manipulative for the syllable and each cube represents a sound. This student orally segments the word and then writes ...

This article by the highly respected reading researcher, Louisa Moats, explains how spelling instruction supports learning to read. It’s a long article, but worth the read if you have students or children learning to read, write, and ...