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The Kitehawk Learning

Spelling & Literacy Program

 Trusted by teaching professionals for over 15 years

About the Kitehawk Learning Spelling and Literacy Program

Our program is a sequential, phonics based spelling and literacy program that teaches students basic spelling skills and strategies needed to improve their literacy and be able to work independently.

The program is suitable for both remedial and mainstream teaching programs.

Basic grammar and punctuation are also covered, together with editing and vocabulary building.

Answers, Games, Spelling Reviews for the print version, and Articles about Program Information and Teaching Tips are available on this website.

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‘Confident spellers make confident writers and readers’

” I have had the Director **** and the principal literacy consultant ******** visit my school this term. I have shown them the work the children have done with the Kitehawk Spelling and Literacy Program and both were impressed. The years 4-7 have been working with the program since the beginning of the year and the year three children have just started with the red book this term. “

Principal Kimberley Remote Community School

“I think the books are terrific Mark. They are so suitable for our guys …the size of the font make a big difference … the layout and the covers … and the dictionary at the back too is a fantastic idea. Thank you for your contribution to literacy in Australia.”

Adult Education Prisoner Teacher

“Thanks for the books (Program 1 & 2). I’m using Program 1 already.  I have a special needs child who enjoys using the Program 1 book and is actually keen to continue with the work. This is great news. Thanks again.”

Port Hedland teacher

About Kitehawk Learning

The Kitehawk Learning Spelling & Literacy Program now includes an Online Program for Programs 1 to 4.  The initial print program of Programs 1 to 5, with five separate workbooks and the free website support material, is still available.

Our Latest Blogs

Dictation – An Important Literacy Teaching Tool

Dictation – An Important Literacy Teaching Tool

Dictation and phonics are two of the most potent literacy teaching tools.  Dictation can improve the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.   Many teachers know the power of dictation in teaching literacy, even though dictation has fallen...

Learning Benefits of Different Types of Activities

Learning Benefits of Different Types of Activities

The Kitehawk Program has a basic set of Activities in all 5 Programs.   These activities increase in complexity as students progress through the program. The Activities all have a teaching and learning purpose, and relate to the List Words where possible.  The...

Overview of Program 4

Overview of Program 4

Program 4 is designed to be one year’s work in a typical classroom setting where one Unit is completed each week.  The standard is for Grade 6 level or the average student aged about 11 years. The program is written in plain English.   Program 4 has the same...

Overview of Program 3

Overview of Program 3

Program 3 is designed to be one year’s work in a typical classroom setting where one Unit is completed each week.  The standard is for Grade 5 level or the average student aged about 10 years. The program is written in plain English.   Program 3 has the same...

Overview of Program 2

Overview of Program 2

Program 2 is designed to be one year’s work in a typical classroom setting where one Unit is completed each week.  The standard is for Grade 4 level or the average student aged about 9 years. The program is written in plain English.   Program 2 has the same style...

Overview of Program 1

Overview of Program 1

Program 1 program designed to be one year’s work in a typical classroom setting where one Unit is completed each week.  The standard is for Grade 3 level or the average student aged about 8 years. The program is written in plain English.   Students should know...

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Your thoughts however critical, won’t offend me, as I believe that constructive suggestions result in an improved Program.