I’m Mona Voelkel. I’m a reading specialist who has worked in and out of the classroom helping students learn to read and write.
I also write for children (and sometimes adults). In my new picture book, Stanley and the Wild Words, I introduce an approach that helps Stanley—and will help you—understand that spelling makes sense.
I can’t wait for you to read this book!
I also believe in sharing stories of joy and resilience while encouraging others to share their story.
Stanley and The Wild Words
Do you have a child who asks, “Why doesn’t spelling make sense?” A student whose bad spelling cuts short their creative expression?
That was Stanley.
He crumples up his favorite dragon story and throws it into the trash. But a mysterious book hits him on the head and leads him into the Forest of Wild Words. There, Stanley learns that spelling is not all that hard.
In this playful book, award-winning reading specialist Mona Voelkel shares the approach to spelling that has helped so many students gain confidence. Acclaimed artist Nancy Kincade’s fanciful illustrations bring the Forest of Wild Words and its inhabitants vividly to life.
Once you travel with Stanley on his adventure, spelling will never be the same.
Look Inside the Book!
Continue on your own Word Quests!
Stanley learns how to spell by asking four questions about a word: Meaning, Relatives, Structure, and Pronunciation. You, too, can go on a Word Quest! I’ve created Word Quests for five words from my book. That should get you started.