While it is important to work on spelling consistently, it should not be a burden to you or your student. Feel free to start a new lesson each week even […]Read More
Some words will have overlapping chunks or letter patterns. In general, we suggest marking vowel chunks before Bossy r chunks, but Bossy r chunks before consonant chunks. We also suggest […]Read More
My student does fine in her spelling book and when she’s copying word for word, but if she writes something on her own, her spelling is horrible. Why?
Copying and creating are two very different activities for the brain. Copywork and dictation help the student develop a visual memory, as the brain is focusing on the way the […]Read More
Please do not treat the dictation exercises as tests. Instead, look for increased accuracy and the ability to complete a page in 10 minutes or less. You should also see […]Read More
No, this is not necessary. Commonly misspelled words will come up again in future lessons. This program encourages visual memory, not rote memory.Read More
No. Copywork should be printed in order to develop visual memory. When students read, everything they see is in print, so they should use printing while learning to spell.Read More