Spelling test help, deaf adult ed teacher and Barbara Bush

Here’s a roundup of notable literacy stories from this week’s news.


We found this education resource on Larry Ferlazzo’s blog. SpellingCity.com converts spelling words into activities, such as Test, Teach and Play. This is a great website for keeping kids excited about preparing for those weekly spelling tests.

Nearly Deaf Professor Teaches English Literacy, One Student at a Time

From the The New York Times comes this inspiring story of a nearly deaf adult English literacy teacher and his immigrant students.

Literacy at heart of Bush legacy

Barbara Bush’s legacy, that is – check out this article from Monday’s The Washington Times about the former First Lady’s lasting mark on family literacy.