About Spelling You See


Spelling You See is a natural, easy way to teach and learn spelling.

About Demme Learning and Spelling You See

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Demme Learning is an independent family-owned and operated publishing company. Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Demme Learning has been providing innovative learning solutions for homeschoolers, parents and small group learning environments since 1990.

Each of the Demme Learning family of products encompasses our primary foundational principle —that of the involvement of an engaged parent. The parent’s role may be as the primary instructor or as a supplemental instructor in their child’s education.

We recognize that engaged parents are crucial to children’s success in becoming lifelong learners. In addition to this primary principle, our brands include one or more additional principles from our five foundational principles. Visit demmelearning.com to learn more about us and our philosophy of education.

Like its successful sibling Math-U-See, Spelling You See has a unique approach based on what actually works. Placement is not based on grade but on the student’s level of language development. Lessons are short, and the involvement of the parent or teacher is essential. Finally, students who have used Spelling You See have stopped crying about spelling! Spelling You See is a unique spelling program that follows stages of language development and exhibits a linguistic understanding of how students learn to spell while providing meaningful context for learning spelling (no more “spelling lists”).

About Dr. Karen Holinga, Ph.D.

Dr. Karen Holinga is a Reading Specialist with a doctorate from The Ohio State University in Developmental Reading, Curriculum, and Professional Development. She is the creator of the new Spelling You See program recently published by Demme Learning.

Reading Recovery trained, she currently owns and operates her own business called The Reading Doctor, Inc. where she works full time tutoring children with reading problems and counseling homeschool families in curriculum development. Dr. Karen successfully homeschooled her own three children for twelve years and has been doing Narrative Assessments since 1992.

In August of 2003, and again in 2005, Karen was featured for a week on the www.homeschoolheartbeat.com radio program with Attorney Michael Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association. Dr. Holinga has taught classes at Ohio Wesleyan University and University of Dayton.

Dr. Karen Holinga