Does spelling have a place in today’s instructional schedule? Deborah K. Reed, author of the Center on Instruction publication Why Teach Spelling? provided the answer to this question in a May 10, 2012 webinar with a brief review of the research about the impact of spelling on reading abilities, spelling development, and approaches to spelling instruction. Then she described tools for evaluating the components of spelling instructional materials and investigating how spelling instruction is addressed in the Common Core State Standards grade-level expectations. To access the archived WebEx, click here. The PowerPoint presentation from the session is available for download below, and the document containing the three resources is available here.