Spotlight on Language Arts
Spelling You See
Spelling You See is a different way of learning and teaching
spelling. Word lists? Spelling tests? Memorizing rules? Nope.
Spelling You See, like Math-U-See, works toward practical
application instead of rote memorization. Spelling You See uses
skill levels instead of grade levels. And the program is multi-sensory, to include as many learning styles as possible.
Most spelling programs are based on the premise that if children memorize a certain sequence of letters or words, they will
become good spellers. The traditional method looks like this:
receive a word list on Monday, study in various ways all week,
take the spelling test on Friday, and expect them to spell each
word correctly the next time they write. Without meaningful
context, the brain simply reverts to rote memory, storing the
words for a few days and then discarding them. The words never
make it into long-term memory.
Spelling You See is a unique, research-based program that
follows the stages of language development. Our method uses
short, daily activities that integrate writing, reading, speaking,
and listening within a meaningful context. Correct spellings
of words become imprinted in long-term visual memory, and
become natural in everyday writing. Try a new approach at