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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:58 pm    Post subject: Spelling Curriculum Reply with quote

This is our first year of using an entire set of prepared curriculum. We purchased the A Beka series for the fourth grade. We use A Beka 5th grade history (Noah was tired of reading American history) and Saxon 5/4 math. So far, everything has gone very well except for spelling/poetry. The A Beka spelling program looks like it is set up for a classroom rather than for a home schooled child. Our son's spelling grades plummeted during the first three weeks of the school year. Both Noah and I agreed that we should return to McGraw-Hill's Spectrum series for spelling, a book that can be purchased at any book store. Sometimes, Walmart carries them. Once we returned to Spectrum, his grades jumped! It was a good move.

I am open to ideas for effective spelling curriculum for home schoolers. What curriculum do you use for spelling? Is it working? Why or why not? Do you recommend the program?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Spelling Reply with quote

My boys are both reading first-grade readers at 4 and 5 years old. My 5 year-old is gaining ground rapidly with the spelling curriculum I've been using. I couldn't find materials that were not confused, so here is what I've been doing: First, they mastered all the short-vowel sounds. Shortly thereafter, they learned 'the' 'of' 'me'. At that point, they could begin reading books that adhere strictly to short-vowel spellings. Second, they learned 'ch' 'sh' 'th'. Third, they learned the final 'e' where the vowel says its name, along with the 2-vowel combinations (ea, oa, ai). From then on, what I had to do, was go through a dictionary and find any spelling that had some other rule (omitting obviously foreign words or spellings). The essence of the rule I listed in a notebook, gradually producing a collection of about seven rules, and 18 endings (I haven't quite finished adding rules). I work from the list, adding one rule or ending every couple of weeks during their reading/spelling instruction (along with a list of words for that rule or ending).
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