Penny Suazos students master spelling words by experiencing them
with as many of their senses as possible:
- Words are written on a white board.
- The teacher leads the class in spelling each word aloud in a sing-song
rhythm, clapping hands as they speak each letter.
- For emphasis, the teacher adds descriptive motions, such as clapping
hands overhead to indicate an apostrophe.
- After the class has spelled and clapped out a word several times,
the teacher asks students to define the word. She gives visual examples
of some words and asks students to act out the meanings of other words.