Spelling You See G: Modern Milestones

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  • Author: Dr. Karen Holinga, Ph.D.

Modern Milestones is designed for students in the Word Extension stage of spelling. Students are introduced to a new way of marking word patterns that emphasizes how prefixes and suffixes are added to base words to enhance or change their meanings. Copywork and dictation activities provide opportunities for students to practice new word patterns in a meaningful context. A weekly Workshop page provides more practice with the concepts taught in each lesson. The focus of the passages in Modern Milestones is on artists, musicians, scientists, and others who have influenced our world since early modern times. This level has been designed to encourage more independent learning on the part of the student, always with the support and encouragement of the instructor.

Is Your Child Ready for Modern Milestones?

The student should be able to complete this skills assessment successfully. Also, the student should be able to follow written instructions and work independently.

Skills assessment:

The following passage is taken from the previous level of Spelling You See and is written at the minimum reading level for Modern Milestones. Can your student read it without difficulty?

The Chinese were the first people to print books. Their language uses thousands of characters instead of a simple alphabet. For many years they carved each page into a wooden block. Later, each character was carved from clay. The characters were baked so they would harden. Next they were fastened onto iron plates. A page was printed from each plate. Thankfully the clay characters could be used over and over! The process was a challenge. Still, it was easier than copying books by hand.

Now dictate the passage to your student. Then answer the following questions:

  • Was my student able to complete the dictation with relative ease?
  • Did my student complete the dictation in 10 minutes or less?
  • When writing the passage from dictation, did my student correctly spell at least ten of the words from this list?
    • language, thousands, characters, alphabet, carved, wooden, harden, fastened, iron, thankfully, process, challenge, easier

If you answered "Yes" to all these questions, your child may be ready to begin Modern Milestones.

Modern Milestones is written for students who are in the Word Extension stage of spelling. It assumes that students can spell most words that they can read, although they may be uncertain about how those words change when adding prefixes or suffixes. While this level incorporates principles and activities from previous levels of Spelling You See, it is written for students who are ready to study specific word patterns and work more independently. A solid foundation in the Skill Development stage is essential for success in Modern Milestones.

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Modern Milestones Instructor's Handbook (RL213)

The Instructor's Handbook contains an introduction to the philosophy behind Spelling You See and the five developmental stages of spelling. The Handbook also contains a "Getting Started" guide with an overview of the organization of the 36 lessons and information about the important skills and concepts to be taught at this level. At the back of the Handbook there is more information about each activity, answers to frequently asked questions, the passages for dictation, and an answer key. There are also tables summarizing the word patterns taught in Modern Milestones.

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Modern Milestones Student Pack (RL214)

The Student Pack includes two student workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils. Each of the 36 lessons is divided into five parts, A through E, and includes two facing pages. The pages include instructional material for the student. Each day the student reads the passage and marks the appropriate base words, suffixes, and prefixes indicated for that day's lesson. Copywork, writing from dictation, and a weekly Workshop page provide opportunities to practice word patterns in a meaningful context.

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Modern Milestones Student Pack (RL214)

The Student Pack includes two student workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils. Each of the 36 lessons is divided into five parts, A through E, and includes two facing pages. The pages include instructional material for the student. Each day the student reads the passage and marks the appropriate base words, suffixes, and prefixes indicated for that day's lesson. Copywork, writing from dictation, and a weekly Workshop page provide opportunities to practice word patterns in a meaningful context.

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