I want my preschool daughter to be able to spell very well. I don't really care if she goes on that National Spelling Bee when she gets older however, I do want her to be able to spell like that even if she doesn' want to pursue a Bee.
What do you guys recommend me doing first. Phonics? Then root words in other languages. I am looking forward to learning along with her and would use the same ideas for my other children too.
I've googled and gooogled my heart out trying to find out what is the first steps those Spelling Bee kids did for their great spelling vocabulary , but I cant find anything. If they had a curriculum I would do that in a second. Any advice? Thanks.
We use, Words Their Way- I love the program and use it for all my children.
Leapfrog helped us out we used all of them story book factory code word caper helps
Right now we are using level one AAS for my first grader. Last semester, we used Hooked On Phonics: Hooked On Spelling. HOP was a nice program but my son just went through it very quickly. Level one of AAS is super easy for him; it might be because of the HOP program we used first. So far he has reviewed (I don't call it learned because he already knew this stuff) how to alphabetize, sounds of all consonants and all the sounds of the vowels, how to segment words, and the short and long sounds of each vowel. He seems rather bored with this part of it tho. Hopefully it becomes more challenging and more fun.
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