Monday Musings: How Words Cast their Spell

Welcome to Monday Musings! 
With so much information released at such a fast pace, it’s difficult to know what’s credible, and what’s not. In this corner of my website, I’ll share recommendations for important readings and resources connected to solid literacy instruction. We can’t teach what we don’t know, but armed with the right information, we can make a difference for every child. Enjoy!
How Words Cast their Spell
This site links to one of my very favorite articles about language, How Words Cast their Spell. Easily accessible and straightforward, the authors make the case that spelling reinforces reading, is important to teach, and is not simply a matter of memorization. I share this article with teachers and administrators, making the case for instruction that includes multiple layers of language (Perfettis’ LQ), not simply memorizing words.

https://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/periodicals/joshi.pdf

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