What does this mean to you? If you ensure that your child reads for 20 minutes per day, you will help them to increase their reading test scores!!
Why Teach Spelling?
"Spelling forces the brain to synthesize its knowledge of a word—to reconcile how the word sounds, how it looks, and how it employs the rules and idiosyncrasies of our language. This is a highly beneficial skill. When students can both decode (read words) and encode (spell words), they have a much better grasp of language overall. Simply put, learning to spell helps our students become better readers and better writers."
From: Read Naturally
Why teach handwriting?
"The brain engages differently when we write something by hand as opposed to typing it on a keyboard or by touching a screen. Studies show that writing improves memory; students retain learning better when working with new ideas through handwriting instead of typing."
From: Oak Meadow