Skilled. Confident. Writers!


All SpellRead students finish the program with excellent, grade-level reading skills. Solid writing skills are a direct result of reading – ultimately, the more you read the better you’ll write! If you're not sure Writing Connections is the right first step, contact us today for a free in-depth literacy skills assessment and consultation with one of our expert reading practitioners. 

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What is Writing Connections?

Halifax Learning developed the Writing Connections program to supplement SpellRead for higher grade students who need excellent writing skills fast. Writing Connections provides students with the basic tools for writing in a clear and grammatically correct way. Students acquire a deeper knowledge of the basic components of writing; tackling different components each class.

How it Works

Just like SpellRead, Writing Connections begins with simple topics, delivered in a simple, consistent and explicit way. Students are provided with on-going mini-lessons and multiple opportunities to practice each skill until mastery is achieved. For example, students begin practicing proper usage of: 

  • Capitals
  • Punctuation
  • Commonly Confused Words
  • Sentence Fragments

Writing Connections at Halifax Learning focuses on increasingly complex components as the student progresses lesson by lesson. Like SpellRead, each concept in Writing Connections is fully mastered before the next one is introduced.

Additional Topics Include:

  • Past & Present tense
  • Paragraph Structure
  • Essay Structure
  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters

These lessons are reinforced with opportunities for essay writing in and outside of class.  

For more information contact our Enrollments Director

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 "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot."

 Stephen King

Struggling with Inefficient
Reading Skills?

Contact us today for a Free
In-Depth Literacy Skills Assessment.

In less than 1 hour you will learn more about how you, or a member of your family, process and comprehend text. 

Our assessment is not a product of the SpellRead program, but an independent standardized assessment which provides benchmarks for the foundational skills identified in research required for efficient reading.

You will also receive a digital copy of the report within two business days and an in-person consultation with one of our expert reading practitioners. This information can help in school supports as well. 

Book a Free Assessment

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