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Advanced Spelling Mastery

Advanced Spelling Mastery
Section A:
08/19/2024 - 05/09/2025
Full Year
0.0 credits in Humanities & Electives
Grades 9-12

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About the course

This specialized course is crafted for high school students in grades 9-12, offering tailored support and strategies to conquer spelling challenges often encountered by students with dyslexia. With a focus on honing advanced spelling skills, this course aims to empower students to navigate academic and professional pursuits with confidence in written expression.

Course Highlights

Dyslexia Awareness and Personalized Strategies: Students will delve into a deeper understanding of dyslexia’s impact on spelling while crafting personalized strategies that align with their individual learning styles to address specific spelling hurdles effectively.

Advanced Multi-Sensory Learning Techniques: Building upon foundational approaches, students will engage in advanced multi-sensory exercises, incorporating visual, auditory, and tactile methods to reinforce intricate spelling patterns and improve retention.

Etymology and Morphology: Exploring the roots and origins of words, students will analyze word components, prefixes, suffixes, and roots, enhancing their ability to decode complex words and improve spelling accuracy.

Contextual Vocabulary Development: The course will focus on expanding students’ lexicon through contextual learning, enabling them to comprehend and apply a diverse range of words accurately within various writing contexts.

Technology Integration and Assistive Tools: Introducing sophisticated assistive technologies and tools tailored for high school students with dyslexia, empowering independent learning and proficiency in spelling and written expression.

Supportive Learning Environment: The course fosters a supportive, inclusive atmosphere that encourages collaboration, peer support, and individual growth, valuing each student's progress and achievements.

Course Approach

Led by a Certified Academic Language Therapist, this course adopts a personalized and empathetic approach, ensuring each student receives tailored guidance and resources for their spelling mastery.

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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  • Deepen their comprehension of dyslexia's impact on spelling and refine personalized strategies to address spelling challenges.
  • Utilize advanced multi-sensory techniques to reinforce spelling patterns and enhance retention of complex words.
  • Master etymology and morphology to decode intricate words and improve spelling accuracy.
  • Expand their contextual vocabulary and adeptly apply diverse words in writing.
  • Effectively leverage assistive technologies to bolster spelling skills and written expression.


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About the teacher

Dr. Bridgette Whitlow-Spurlock Dr. Whitlow-Spurlock holds a Doctorate of Education and a Ph.D. in Advanced Educational Studies. She is a military spouse and lives in Texas where she homeschools her 3 children.