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Filled with challenging vocabulary, interesting exercises, and engaging themes, this colorful spelling series focuses on carefully selected, high-frequency, high-interest words while incorporating relevant Scripture verses, Bible stories, and moral principles. It approaches spelling from three different angles: phonetically, visually, and semantically. In the lower two grades, the program concentrates on phonetic principles, progressing from short vowel constructs to words with long vowels, consonant digraphs, and vowel digraphs. Third grade continues with r-controlled vowels, vowel digraphs, silent letters, and other phonetic clusters. Once basic phonetic constructs are covered, the emphasis switches to the visual-memory technique of spelling. Words that are spelled according to phonetic rule are easy to spell, and ACSI spelling recognizes that “most spelling errors are associated with the over-application of basic phonics principles.” Recognition of visual patterns is important in accurate spelling; students should begin to discover spelling errors when words don’t “look” right, according to normal visual patterns. In 5th and 6th grades, the emphasis is on understanding semantic relationships, with attention given to affixes and roots (you can see that knowing “sign” is related to “signal” and “signature” would help with its spelling!). Some proofing and editing exercises also appear in the last book of the series. The number of words per lesson begins with 12 in grade one, and progresses to 23 by sixth grade. There are 36 lessons, with about four pages per lesson, estimated to take about 75 minutes per week. Grades one through three use regular manuscript printing (ball and stick), switching to traditional cursive in the fourth grade. Teacher’s editions are useful, containing an explanation of the program’s philosophy and implementation, reduced student pages, answers to exercises, and blackline masters.

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ACSI Spelling 1 Teacher Edition

ACSI Spelling 1 Teacher Edition
Item #: 021344
Grade: 1
Rainbow Price: $90.25

ACSI Spelling 1 Worktext

ACSI Spelling 1 Worktext
Item #: 000560
ISBN: 9781583312360
Grade: 1
Author: Sharon Bird
Rainbow Price: $17.75

ACSI Spelling 2 Teacher Edition

ACSI Spelling 2 Teacher Edition
Item #: 021343
ISBN: 9781583312391
Grade: 2
Rainbow Price: $90.25

ACSI Spelling 2 Worktext

ACSI Spelling 2 Worktext
Item #: 012715
ISBN: 9781583312384
Grade: 2
Author: Sharon Bird
Rainbow Price: $17.75

ACSI Spelling 3 Teacher Edition

ACSI Spelling 3 Teacher Edition
Item #: 000561
ISBN: 9781583312414
Grade: 3
Rainbow Price: $90.25

ACSI Spelling 3 Worktext

ACSI Spelling 3 Worktext
Item #: 012714
ISBN: 9781583312407
Grade: 3
Author: Sharon Bird
Rainbow Price: $17.75

ACSI Spelling 4 Teacher Edition rev. ed.

ACSI Spelling 4 Teacher Edition rev. ed.
Item #: 000578
ISBN: 9781583312438
Grade: 4
Rainbow Price: $90.25

ACSI Spelling 4 Worktext rev. ed.

ACSI Spelling 4 Worktext rev. ed.
Item #: 000563
ISBN: 9781583312421
Grade: 4
Author: Sharon Bird
Rainbow Price: $17.75

ACSI Spelling 5 Teacher Edition rev. ed.

ACSI Spelling 5 Teacher Edition rev. ed.
Item #: 000579
ISBN: 9781583312452
Grade: 5
Rainbow Price: $90.25

ACSI Spelling 5 Worktext rev. ed.

ACSI Spelling 5 Worktext rev. ed.
Item #: 000566
ISBN: 9781583312445
Grade: 5
Author: Sharon Bird
Rainbow Price: $17.75

ACSI Spelling 6 Teacher Edition rev. ed.

ACSI Spelling 6 Teacher Edition rev. ed.
Item #: 000582
Grade: 6
Rainbow Price: $90.25

ACSI Spelling 6 Worktext rev. ed.

ACSI Spelling 6 Worktext rev. ed.
Item #: 000574
ISBN: 9781583312469
Grade: 6
Author: Sharon Bird
Rainbow Price: $17.75

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