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The Solution:

Nancy decided to write her own program — at first for her students alone, and later, opened it up to the public — and it would be exactly what she had been looking for. No longer would students memorize a group of words in isolation week after week, she would integrate spelling, writing, grammar, and editing. She started with 160 specially-selected words for the school year, and created lessons that focused on clear spelling rules and patterns. Each lesson also reinforced good writing practices — like proper punctuation and grammar — while allowing students to be creative. And, her students loved it! After several years of continued interest and momentum, Nancy became a vendor for her program, now called Building Better Spellers, and thousands of students across the country befitted from her work.