A natural, stress-free way to teach and learn spelling.
Spelling You See allows students to develop spelling skills naturally, at their own pace. Rather than studying rules or memorizing lists, we emphasize context, allowing your student to develop a more robust and intuitive sense of words. This innovative approach was developed by Dr. Karen Holinga during more than ten years of research and experience tutoring children who struggle with spelling.
What Makes Spelling You See Unique?
We’re a unique, research-based curriculum, rooted in the developmental stages of language development.
Our methods help develop pattern recognition and aid long-term visual memory of commonly used, non-phonetic words, allowing children to become confident spellers.
Our curriculum is built on short, daily activities integrating copywork, reading, speaking, and listening.
No more weekly spelling lists or spelling tests.
Those who set out to remember every letter of every word will never make it. Those who try to spell by sound alone will be defeated. Those who learn how to ‘walk through’ words with sensible expectations, noting sound, pattern, and meaning relationships, will know what to remember, and they will learn to spell English.
Edmund Henderson, 1990, Teaching Spelling p. 70
Placement is critical for success
Spelling You See has a unique approach based on what actually works. Placement in our levels is not based on grade but on the student’s stage of language development. We’ve create a guide to help you get started.
About Dr. Karen Holinga
Dr. Karen Holinga is a Reading Specialist with a doctorate from The Ohio State University in Developmental Reading, Curriculum, and Professional Development. She is the creator of the Spelling You See program published by Demme Learning.
She currently owns and operates her own business called The Reading Doctor, Inc. where she works full time tutoring children with reading problems and counseling homeschool families in curriculum development.
Dr. Holinga has taught classes at Ohio Wesleyan University and at The University of Dayton. She is frequently invited to do workshops and seminars throughout Ohio and has traveled extensively with Great Homeschool Conventions throughout the United States.