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3-5-10-15 Method for Spelling

Description of the Strategy

The 3-5-10-15 method, also known as the write-say method, is a classroom-based procedure designed to improve children's academic performance in key areas such as spelling. The technique is based on the premise that some children, particularly those with learning disorders, benefit from feedback to two or more sensory modalities (e.g., sight, hearing, and touch). In essence, the technique is designed to improve upon traditional forms of learning such as simple memorization and studying.

The procedure begins by evaluating a child's spelling performance over a period of at least 2 weeks. During this time, a teacher and relevant others assess the child by assigning to the child 10 spelling words on a Monday morning and testing the child on these ...

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