spell-Links keyword picture cards
teacher materials

1 set of small and 1 set of large keyword  picture cards (sold as combined sets). Each card has a picture representing one of the English phonemes on front. On the back of the large cards, all the allowable spellings (phoneme-grapheme correspondences) are listed.​ 

class-links BOOk 1 & book 2

word study Activities 
for K-1 classrooms

Class-Links' step-by-step, scripted activities make it easy to deliver comprehensive and effective Tier 1 classroom instruction that improves word-study knowledge, skills, and strategies, decoding and reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing, and helps you to identify students who require more intensive (Tier 2 & Tier 3) instruction.

state approvals:  

             Colorado Department of Education 

             Advisory List of Instructional Programming
 Professional Development: SPELL-
to Reading & Writing

If you are aware of similar lists or processes for inclusion within your own state, please let us know!


"Across all written languages, reading development involves: a re-arrangement of older structures to make new learning circuits; a capacity for specialization in working groups of neurons within these structures for representing information; and automaticity - the capacity of these neuronal groups and learning circuits to retrieve and connect this information at nearly automatic rates."

~ Dr. Maryanne Wolf, Proust and the Squid

word study resource

activities and resource

A favorite with K-12 students and their teachers! This colorful, interactive resource book provides plenty of incentive and opportunity for students to reinforce, practice, and apply their word study knowledge, skills, and strategies in school or at home. You'll love how easy it is to quickly transform misspelled words into teachable moments using the dry-erasable worksheets and resources!


Word List Maker

software tool for teachers

Instantly create custom word lists and word cards for any activity. All educators love this valuable time-saving resource that lets you quickly search a 50,000 word database and instantly create word lists and word cards for any written or spoken language activity! ​ 


teaching resource 

SPELL-Links Strategies by the Numbers features in-depth explanations of SPELL-Links’ 14 strategies for spelling and reading success, step-by-step instructions on how to teach the strategies during writing and reading activities, and helpful ideas for supporting students as they learn.

spell-links to reading
& writing CURRICULUM

K-12 word study curriculum

SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing enables K-12 students to make sense of the sound structure of English words, systematically teaches them how to connect sounds, letter patterns, and meanings to read and spell words, and explicitly shows them how to apply their word study knowledge to everyday reading and writing. Aligned with Common Core Standards for speaking, listening, reading, language, and writing.


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leverage oral language. 

Why SPELL-Links? The human brain is biologically wired for spoken language, not for reading and writing. Using a speech-to-print approach and organizing literacy instruction based on the brain's natural wiring and organization for spoken language, SPELL-Links instruction works the way the human brain works and leverages our biological wiring for oral language to effectively teach written language.

build the brain. 

As each of us learns to read and write, the brain must rearrange itself, leveraging the innate oral language centers of the brain, and form new neural connections in order to learn how to read and write and to do it effectively. SPELL-Links uses the Connectionist Word Study model based on the most current research, including brain-imaging studies, to leverage the brain's biological wiring for oral language and to develop neural pathways and “functional connectivity” of the regions of the brain involved in effective reading and writing.       


building the brain FOR reading, writing, and spelling.

connectionist word study approach creates efficient processes and pathways.

Use SPELL-Links to leverage the biological wiring of the brain, provide instruction that develops functional connectivity among multiple regions of the brain, and build meta-cognitive skills for effective reading and writing. See results that make a difference.

build the brain to improve your students' reading, writing, and spelling skills.