Spalding Education - Home of Scientifically-based Language Arts Instruction

Welcome! Spalding Education International (SEI) is dedicated to teaching all students to spell, write and read. SEI is the home of The Writing Road to Reading, a comprehensive K-6 total language arts program.

In The Writing Road to Reading, all elements of the language are integrated in spelling, writing, and reading lessons.

    • Phonemic awareness
    • Systematic phonics
    • High-frequency vocabulary
    • Word meanings and usages
    • Word parts
    • Grammar
    • Composition
    • Literary appreciation
    • Text structure
    • Fluency
    • Listening
    • Reading comprehension

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Diagnostic Instruction


Diagnostic instruction means that during this daily interaction, teachers carefully observe each student’s progress and differentiate instruction to meet individual needs.

They identify children who understand the model, those who will need extra help in small groups, and those who will need challenge. Teachers do not stop teaching and then diagnose, because diagnosing is built into daily instruction just as asking higher-level questions is part of checking students’ understanding.


WRTR p.5