We do not learn spelling and reading in the same ways. I explore this in the last chapter of Spelling Skills: Acquisition, Abilities, and Reading Connection, edited by Blake C. Fabini.
Elaine Clanton Harpine, Ph.D.
Elaine is a program designer with many years of experience helping at-risk children learn to read. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Counseling) from the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.