The WRAP Method

The Spalding Method is a total language arts approach because it provides explicit, sequential, multisensory instruction in spelling (including phonics and handwriting), writing and listening/reading and comprehension.

Spalding instruction develops critical thinking skills applicable across the curriculum.  It enables teachers to plan lessons based on continuous asessment of indivudual needs.


  • Phoneme awareness
  • Phonics with handwriting
  • Dictation of high frequency words
  • Rule acquisition and application


  • Simple, compound, complex sentences
  • Narrative and informative
  • Informative-narrative paragraphs/passages


  • Literary appreciation
  • Passage structure
  • Mental actions