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Common Spelling Chart


Easy access to common words promotes sight word recognition as students see the words repeatedly. A kindergartener's vocabulary level has been shown to predict their literacy skills in second grade.

Use It in the Classroom

Hear from a researcher about how spelling supports literacy in the classroom.

  • External memory aids allow students to more readily recognize and remember words. Posting a common spelling chart and having students create personal charts help learners hold spellings in their Short-term Memory and builds their Vocabulary and Alphabet Knowledge.
  • Design It into Your Product

  • Students can also build these skills by having a place where they can refer to common spelling words on their screen. A digital spelling chart can be a pop-out window remaining on the screen that could also be editable and change based on individual student needs.