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Tools 4 Reading Adds Popular Spellography Program from Renowned Literacy Experts Louisa Moats, Bruce

Classroom-Tested Word Study Program For Grades 3-5 Available Now


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Nov. 29, 2022 Tools 4 Reading has announced the addition of two renowned reading experts to its team, Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Bruce Rosow. In the authors’ first collaboration with Tools 4 Reading, Dr. Moats – author of LETRS Professional Learning, LANGUAGE! Live, Speech to Print, and other programs and publications – and her coauthor, Dr. Rosow, are bringing their popular book, Spellography: A Fun Guide to Better Spelling, to the company’s product lineup.

The classroom-tested program is designed for grades 3-5 or older students who may have been introduced to spelling and language concepts but need additional practice to transfer their spelling knowledge to writing. Newly revised and updated, Spellography helps students make sense of the English spelling system, and thus become better at understanding, reading, and writing words.

With Spellography, Dr. Moats added that she and her co-author have discarded traditional rote memorization of spelling lists. For example, there are no lists to memorize and no “Friday tests” whose words are soon forgotten.

“Rather, on the principle that ‘we all remember best what we understand,’ we emphasize analysis of words, drawing on the idea of the language layer cake,” she said. “We teach explicitly; the teacher explains each concept with the help of our main characters.”

Spellography’s lead narrator is Hari, an Asian Indian spelling whizz, who is trying to help his younger sister, Tara, grasp the ideas about language structure. These characters, with their dog Yogi, provide gentle humor all throughout the spelling journey.

“Tools 4 Reading is thrilled to offer content created by these two respected names in literacy,” said Dr. Mary Dahlgren, president and founder of Tools 4 Reading. “Educators everywhere have relied on Spellography in the past, and we know the new 2022 revision will not disappoint. It’s a perfect complement to any current reading and language arts program.”

Spellography is available for ordering now by visiting this link.

About Tools 4 Reading |

Since its founding in 2010, Tools 4 Reading has empowered educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to ground literacy instruction in the science of reading. Its resources and professional learning experiences are easy to implement and designed to improve literacy instruction. Tools 4 Reading products and training include Kid Lips, Kid Lips Instructional Guide, Sound Wall Solutions, and Phoneme/Grapheme Cards, and The Reading Teacher’s Top 10 Tools.


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