No time to teach spelling? What if you could find a program that integrated spelling, writing, editing, and grammar? Convinced middle school had become the "forgotten years" in terms of spelling, I became motivated to create a program that would benefit my students in greater ways than just memorizing a group of words in isolation week after week. I created Spelling--An Integrated Approach for Middle School, a program that worked side by side with my language arts curriculum. The program reinforced good writing practices and fit in with my time schedule. At that time, I had no idea it would be work my students would actually enjoy and look forward to each Monday.