← Blog home

Category Archives: Spelling You See

Math-U-See & Spelling You See Webinars


Guild

Let’s Build Lifelong Learners Together There’s a lot that goes into your child’s education and we want to help by giving you the tools you need to succeed. Since we have a lot to talk about, we’re breaking things down and giving you all the answers in our upcoming webinar series about our Math-U-See and…
Read More


Word Lists Defeat the Purpose of Spelling You See


Spelling You See does not require parents or students to keep word lists for a very specific reason: the brain treats a list as item memory.

My computer chimed with the sound that a chat was waiting for me. I clicked on the icon and “Jane” began detailing a struggle: Jane: My daughter and I are frustrated with Spelling You See. Me: I am sorry to hear that Jane, can you give me some details about your struggles? Jane: We are…
Read More


2019 Homeschool Convention Guide


Attending a homeschool convention can be a challenge. This guide is offered to help you become the victorious conqueror of the homeschool convention.

In the “olden days,” when I was homeschooling, parents had to order from catalogs or go to a homeschool convention to purchase materials. For encouragement, we depended on co-ops and support groups. Now, online ordering and social media have made homeschooling much more convenient. However, there are still some really great reasons that homeschoolers should…
Read More


12 Reasons Why You Will Hate Spelling You See


We’re willing to admit that Spelling You See may not be for everyone. Here are 12 reasons why you will hate Spelling You See.

We think Spelling You See is the best spelling program out there. Just a smidgen of bias, maybe? Maybe, but it’s based on solid educational research and follows the way people learn language. It has proven results with students from a range of ages and abilities. It’s different, but it’s not difficult. But we’re willing…
Read More


Can You Use Spelling You See With An Older Student?


Spelling You See has taught me a spelling confidence can be created in anyone, regardless of their age, if the principles found in the program are applied.

Last summer, I met a lovely mom, Rachel, at a homeschool conference. She had come into our booth to purchase Math-U-See materials, and while she was waiting in line to complete her order, she looked over at the Spelling You See books. During this busy day, I had the good fortune to have a conversation…
Read More


How Much Parental Involvement is Needed in Spelling You See?


Spelling You See is not like anything you have done before, and in order for it to be effective, you have to do it right.

“How much time do I have to invest in Spelling You See?” I am often asked this from parents, whether we are attending conferences, or having a consultation over the phone. My first thought of an answer is “It depends.” But before I go there, let me say there is an up-front investment of time…
Read More


How Important is Careful Handwriting in Spelling You See?


The goal of a Spelling You See experience is to have a student develop their long-term visual memory. How important is careful handwriting in that?

How important is careful handwriting in Spelling You See? When a parent asks this question, I know I’m speaking to a parent who really wants to see their child have beautiful handwriting like Laura Ingalls Wilder in Little House on the Prairie. I might have been that parent as well, having been kept after school…
Read More


Can You Use Cursive with Spelling You See?


Parents often ask if a student can use cursive for Spelling You See in their copywork. We have the answer in this blog post.

Sometimes I imagine myself a fly on the wall of the Library of Congress, two hundred years hence. I see people standing around the hand-written Declaration of Independence puzzling about what it says, because they cannot read it. Reading cursive writing is becoming a lost art. Writing in cursive has fallen by the wayside of…
Read More


What Makes Spelling You See Unique?


Are you ready to try something unique? Learn about what sets Spelling You See apart.

If you’ve ever taught a struggling speller (or been one yourself!), you’re well aware of the feelings of frustration and failure these students face. They dread writing assignments because they know their papers will come back covered in red marks. They feel misunderstood when others trip on the errors in their writing and miss the…
Read More


Help Families Affected By Hurricanes


Demme Learning wants to help any homeschooling families affected by hurricane Harvey or Irma.

Within the last few weeks, hurricanes have been hitting areas of the United States, leaving families to abandon their home and belongings. Hurricane Harvey devastated areas from Houston to Louisiana, and this past weekend, Hurricane Irma hit South Florida; both hurricanes are continuing to wreak havoc on the families in the affected areas – but…
Read More