Please note: Your student should always begin with Level One, regardless of grade level. There are materials needed in each level which are used again in subsequent levels. For example, Level 3 requires the student to review cards from Levels 1 and 2.
In a practical, hands-on way, your students will learn:
- Two additional ways to spell the sound of long a
- Five reasons for adding a silent e to the end of a word
- The C+le syllable type
- How to add consonant and vowel suffixes
- More ways to spell the sound of long o
- The three sounds of past tense suffix -ed
- When to double consonants before adding suffixes
- When to drop the silent e before adding a suffix
- More ways to spell long e
- Additional ways to spell the sound of /er/
- More ways to spell long i
- And more!
The multisensory learning tools and activities included in the program help your students master important spelling concepts.
The Word Sort activity helps students recognize and practice the multiple ways of spelling one sound and enables them to become strong independent spellers.
The Word Banks help build visual memory of words with a particular sound so students can successfully choose the correct spelling when he is faced with multiple spellings of a sound.
Concept-oriented spelling lists that are grouped by similar phonograms and spelling rules accelerate learning by organizing ideas in the students' minds and allowing students to concentrate on and master one or two main concepts before moving on.
The Silent E Book helps students understand when and why we add a silent e to words, provides practice with spelling words with a silent e, and enables students to easily recognize, categorize, and internalize the jobs of the silent e.
The Spelling Review Box helps you organize the flashcards so you can quickly see which words, phonograms, and spelling rules your students still need to learn and review. (Flashcards and dividers are included; you supply the 3x5 index card box.)
The Jail provides your students with an engaging, memorable way to learn Rule Breakers the first time around, eliminating the need to remediate later.
Key Cards clearly present key ideas, concepts, and spelling rules that help your students thoroughly understand why a word is spelled the way it is and how to apply that knowledge to many other words.
The Word Analysis section reviews previously learned concepts to keep them fresh in your students' minds.
The Writing Station gives your students a creative outlet for applying new knowledge to original sentences and provides the practice and structure they need to achieve the goal of correct spelling outside the classroom.
Tips for the teacher anticipate and provide answers to your questions and give you on-the-spot strategies for helping your students overcome stumbling blocks. Worked seamlessly into the lessons, tips are placed right where you need them, when you need them, so you can continue your teaching uninterrupted.
The Homophones List helps students learn to use the correct homophone in their own writing.
The Suffix Tiles are a different size and color than the letter tiles so your students can learn the rules for adding suffixes without confusion and easily recognize and choose the correct suffix when building new words.
The Progress Chart gives your students a visual reminder of how far they has come and motivates them to master the next step.
Features are arranged in three easy-to-follow sections:
Review: The Review section provides continual review of phonograms, spelling words, and important concepts so your student can advance confidently from one lesson to the next without the frustration of having to re-learn previous material.
New Teaching: The step-by-step lesson plans lay out new material clearly and concisely and save you valuable time. You don't need a degree in education or hours of planning every night to teach All About Spelling--all of the work has been done for you.
Reinforcement: The important Reinforcement section gives your students the opportunity to apply what they have learned and to use that knowledge in practical situations.
By the end of Level Three, your students will be able to write sentences such as:
- Babies make me feel joyful.
- Please put this in the house.
- She didn't clean her room.
- Light the fire while I fry the fish.
- Her team has thirteen members.
The 28 steps of Level Three progress in a logical, sequential order. Through direct instruction, students learn exactly what they need to know in order to spell well.