What makes SPELL-Links WordUP! different?
Other phonics and word study programs begin with the written letter and teach students how to match the letter to a sound. SPELL-Links WordUP! teaches students to attend to the sound structure of spoken English words first, and then to connect the sounds they say and hear with the letters they see in the printed word and the word’s meaning. This is exactly how the brain works in good readers and writers!
Skills & Content: Awareness of sounds in words (phonological awareness) • Letter-sound relationships • Letter patterns and spelling rules (orthographic knowledge) • Awareness of base words, prefixes, and suffixes (morphological awareness) • Spelling • Reading • Vocabulary
Target Audience: All K–12 students. SPELL-Links WordUP! is fun for everyone and ideal for students who need to improve their reading and spelling, and it’s perfect for English language learners. Use one-on-one, in small or large groups, and at independent work stations. Choose an activity, adjust settings, and select words to support a student at the appropriate level.