The McCrackens

Robert and Marlene McCracken, a husband and wife team, are credited with developing a literature-based teaching approach to build children’s literacy. They began teaching together in 1970 and formed the McCracken Educational Services, USA, Inc. in 1986 to help teachers develop curricula and strategies for helping students–especially at risk and ESL students–develop literacy.

The McCracken approach is founded in the belief that as a result of being read to, most children can be taught to listen, think, speak, and write about what they have heard and that reading follows just as naturally as the tail follows the tiger.

Spelling Through Phonics: 30th Anniversary Edition
Authors:
The McCrackens
Format: Coil Bound
The first edition of Spelling Through Phonics was published in 1982. Since then, over 300,000 copies have been sold.
This 30th Anniversary Edition, is available in the same compact, easy-to-use format that teachers want. It contains:
the McCrackens' original spelling instruction program
an explanation of phonemic awareness and why children need to acquire it
detailed instructions on how to teach spelling—easily, quickly, and efficiently
methods to organize children’s spelling practice within the school day
reproducible spelling checklists for grades 1–3
This 30th Anniversary Edition is dedicated to the memory of The McCrackens' teaching, and honours their invaluable contributions to language arts across North America.
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