Spalding's Writing Road to Reading, a total language arts program, integrates essential research-based components, an educational philosophy, and a methodology consisting of time-tested principles of learning and instruction.  The Spalding Method is the primary language arts program that all Franklin campuses use in K-6.  The Franklin teachers receive Spalding training for three years, during the summer, when they first begin teaching at a Franklin campus.

In The Writing Road to Reading, all elements of the language are integrated in spelling, writing, and reading lessons. 

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Systematic phonics
  • High-frequency vocabulary
  • Word meanings and usages
  • Word parts
  • Grammar
  • Composition
  • Literary appreciation
  • Text structure
  • Fluency
  • Listening
  • Reading comprehension