My DD is in first grade and I am looking for a new spelling program, preferably free. We are using Abeka right now, but she is bored with the words and it is just not challenging to her.
We are using Sequential Spelling this year for the first time (and its the first time we've used a set curriculum for S.)Everything is in patterns (bet, let, set, sunset, upset, wet, jet, pot, spot, lot, allot, etc). DD has always learned spelling that way best so I thought we would try it. I have no known dislikes yet (we don't start until 8/29), but I think I will really like it because the sheet is already made out for me AND on the back of the spelling sheet for that day is a spot where the child has to look up the meaning in the dictionary(never more than 4-5) and then they have to use the word in a sentence. And then on some days they have to use a spelling word and fill in the blank in a sentence, some days there are unscramble activities, on other days there are the letter puzzles that the child searches for the spelling word and then circles it. DD is starting third grade.
My oldest son was in public school/private school until 6th grade. And now he does not do a spelling program, just vocab. With my youngest I have used Abeka, Queens, and now BJU. He use to struggle with this subject and Abeka was really no help. Queens was great for a real Charlotte Mason appraoch. And good for a year of letting him take it a bit slower with shorter lists. This year we are using BJU for the first time. I LOVE IT! I wish I would have been using it all along. It is solid. There are a few days worth of activities that use the words, even geography words, jouranl prompts and so on. But, the teacher's manual is essential for the success of this program I believe.
Oh, and the best part is that I got the set off ebay for $12.
Quoting mynameismuerte:We are using All About Spelling Level One (DS is 5 - 1st grade).
What I like: it's really a spelling program based on phonics. So many spelling programs are nothing more than lists to memorize and that's not what I wanted.
I also like that it utilizes so many different learning styles. So far (only been using it a week, lol) I don't have any dislikes.
All About Spelling - well I have ordered it. It should show up any day. I can't wait to try is out.
We don't. He just reads. If he needs to know how to spell a word, he'll ask. He's a pretty good speller! At least he's more ahead of the game than most people. He knows the difference between your/you're and to/too/two, and their/there/they're...lol
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