Altamont Lutheran Interparish School    

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Students review and learn sound-letter associations.  They practice auditory discrimination of beginning, middle, and ending sounds, and learn to write those letters to complete words.  After the letters and their sounds are reviewed, students are given a word list each week.  Students memorize these words, hopefully using the phonetic rules where they apply.  Our spelling is part of our reading program.  As children learn to spell during this stage they invent spellings freely and this helps them apply their growing phonetic knowledge to the spelling system.  During creative writing they will often be encouraged to spell on their own.