chapter  17
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Spelling as Word Study

This segment is not about how to teach spelling in general. It is about how to incorporate very short explanations of spelling (micro-lessons) into your instruction of Tier III words. We’ll talk fi rst about the state of spelling instruction that brings students to you with so few and unreliable skills and strategies for spelling complex words. We’ll explain a paradigm for understanding how spelling is a thinking activity calling upon multiple cognitive processes. Then we’ll offer specifi c suggestions for the micro-lesson.