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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

Repetition – Practise Practise Practise!

Repetition – Practise Practise Practise!

Why repetition or practise is important.   Repetition is practising a task many times, whether it be learning to spell words, playing a musical instrument or improving your sporting prowess.   You cannot learn to play a sport or musical instrument by just...

Teaching Tips for Aboriginal Students

Teaching Tips for Aboriginal Students

The following suggestions may help get better teaching and learning results with Aboriginal students, particularly those in more remote areas.   1. Avoid Working with the Individual in a Group Situation Many Aboriginal students do not like to be singled out in a...

Listening Skills Need to be Taught!

Listening Skills Need to be Taught!

At Teachers College in the 1960’s, our Speech and Drama Lecturer emphasized the need to teach students listening skills.  This skill was routinely taught to students through dictation and other listening activities.  When I returned to education as a relief...

Kitehawk – The Advantages of the Online Program

Kitehawk – The Advantages of the Online Program

Some students will engage better with the Online Program than with the hard copy workbooks of the print version. The Online Program is self-paced – students work at their own pace. There is immediate feedback to the student. There is no need to look-up answers,...

Attaining Functional Literacy

Attaining Functional Literacy

Attaining Functional Literacy Students who complete Programs 1 and 2, should be functionally literate. They will have learned the skills to independently study and complete Programs 3, 4 and 5 with minimum assistance. To work independently the skills learned are:...

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