This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
If you finally want to make spelling easier, this course is for you! Learn new ways to make spelling simple, make remembering spellings uncomplicated, discover games that make spelling downright fun — and learn a whole new way of thinking about spelling that turns spelling into something you don’t have to worry about!
Do you wish writing and reading was faster for you? Do you ever struggle with remembering how to spell a word — or Is spelling simply a challenge? If you want to not only find out what’s going wrong but also just make spelling easier, join Erin M. Brown, MA, MFA, the Creator/Director of True North Reading: The Complete Mastery Reading & Spelling Program and the Aquinas Writing Advantage writing program to get a new and powerful approach to spelling — with the top how-to skills and easy tips (based on research and a powerful, successful approach) that will make spelling much easier. Revolutionize the way you “do” spelling, understand what’s missing, and find out how to remember the spelling of words much faster. For high school students.
Class 1: How to make spelling easier…From the Basic Code to Combinations: How spelling works; Why “pure sounds,” “Sound Pictures,” and auditory discrimination are critical to great spelling; two spelling games that make all the difference; Grouping Sounds in Sound Boxes
Class 2: The Combination Code: What it is and why it changes spelling forever (in a good way!); Spelling games for the win (ditch copying, have fun remembering)
Class 3: The Vowel Name Code: What it is and why it’s a different (and the best) way to remember spelling combinations
Class 4: The Imposter Code: Why spelling in English can be tough—and how to make it super easy
Course materials: All learning materials for the course are provided FREE by the instructor. Students should bring two (2) packs of 3×5 cards, a black marker, an 8 ½ x 11 notebook, and a highlighter to class!
Homework: Between classes, students will have approximately one hour of homework/preparation for the next class with creating fun learning materials, playing spelling games, and practicing the ideas presented in the course. Work and projects will be brought to class and used together in activities that can be repeated and enjoyed at home, beyond the course.