Reviews - What do customers think about Spelling Workout: Level C?
Good but kids go through it QUICKLY! Nov 23, 2009
I like the Spelling Workout series, but I found that both my first and second graders went through it in a couple of months. So, it gets costly to maintain a spelling curriculum throughout the year. Not too sure how effective these workbooks are...
Good service Jul 14, 2009
that is very fast service. it was telling me about 2 or 3 weeks time. actually, it just be in my hand less a week. good
Phonics vs spelling Dec 10, 2008
4 1/2 stars! We homeschool and call this phonics, the best way to learn how to spell. Here's a layout of a typical lesson. 1st page, short interesting article, poetry, story (stress interesting for kids) using the many of the words, great of word definitions within context. Pre-test time (teacher's edition has sentences listed). 2nd page lists words (print and cursive), a "pep talk" discussing the phonics rules (love it!), assignment to group words according to the rules. 3rd page 2-3 assignments, usually one good for practicing rules more, others more busy work like (usually skip these for lack of time). 4th page writing assignment (skip this too), proofreading assignment checking for spelling AND good writing (punctuation, capitalization... a teacher's favorite!) and then post-test. Appealing for kids with illustrations and layout user friendly. The only reason I don't give 5 stars is the busy work could be a bit more creative.
This curriculum is so much better than the typical mind-numbing, void of logic, drill, drill and drill endless lists of words. I have my 1st grader doing level A and we're flying through it! Even better the print is appropriate for a novice handwriter practicing penmanship.
Here's a great tip from the Charlotte Mason group: during the pre-test watch closely. Don't let your child finish a mispelled word (training their eyes wrong!). Correct it immediately and have them write is 2 more times before moving on. This has done wonders for my daughter!
Wonderful spelling workbook Dec 5, 2008
This is the best spelling workbook I have found for my 2nd grader, who is homeschooled. This series of workbooks ties spelling to phonics rules and has activities (like crossword puzzles) that my daughter loves. There is a dictionary in the back of each workbook that includes all of the spelling words. I have tried 3 other spelling workbooks and this is by far the best for us.
spelling workout c Mar 3, 2008
This workbook is just as good as the others in the series. I am happy with the series and think the suggestions for spelling word memorization at the begining of the book are very useful.