We just finished Level 1 of All About Spelling. Here are all of the cards from Level 1.
When I ordered Level 2 I also bought a box to store our cards since my index card box was out of space. Below is a photo of all the cards for Level 1 and 2. The blue section you see in the back of the box is extra space for another level. I'm not sure how many levels one box will hold but I will find out as I add new levels to our All About Spelling program.
I forgot to buy the divider cards that go with the box so I just trimmed the ones I made down a bit. The long box.
Would you like to take a walk through of a spelling lesson? Yes, well here we go. I open up my Teacher's Manual and everything is laid out and ready for me to use. I like the teaching tips that are added in the grey boxes throughout the book.
The lesson begins with review. I pull the key, phonogram, and rule cards out of the box and then we go over them together. If needed I will also dictate words they have missed in past lessons. I'm teaching three of my children together. They are ages 12, 10, and 8. Instead of using the word cards for review I write any words the children miss on a notebook sheet which I keep in my Teacher's Manual as a bookmark. That is my easy tip for using this program with multiple students without buying a set of cards for each.
After review a new spelling rule is introduced with the tile board. I let my students take turns spelling the words on the board.
When they have mastered the new concept it's time to practice on paper. I also give them the option of using the tile board, or a mini white board and dry erase marker. As they write on paper I give them handwriting tips and encourage them to write neatly.
After spelling their new words we move on to writing phrases. I should mention that each new spelling word is included in the green card section you saw in our spelling box. You can use the word cards for this step and they are also conveniently listed in the Teacher's Manual.
The last step is for the students to write sentences as they are dictated by the teacher and then the lesson is finished. Each lesson is really listed as a step(there are 25) in the program and you can spend as long as you need to on each step. I'm taking my students through this book quickly until we find out where they should be and then we will slow down. We do a step in one to two days and try to go through at least three a week. I am using it this way because we have never done formal spelling lessons in our homeschool and I want to find out what they already know so I can take them further in their learning. We have found a few glitches here and there as we went through Level 1 which they easily corrected.
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