Writing and Spelling are crucial to reading success!!
These skills need to be specifically taught at the same time that reading is taught. The best way to teach spelling is through teaching the 6 basic syllable patterns and allowing students to identify the patterns in words. Once they know these patterns and can identify them, they can use them to read and spell any word. Even words that are more than 30 letters long like: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!