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From the same company that produces A Reason for Writing comes this impressive spelling program. A placement test at the beginning of each level helps you determine how to implement the program for your child or if you should place him in a lower level. Basically, a child should begin the first level book (A) as soon as he knows the alphabet, can recognize letters, and can spell short vowel, one-syllable words. For first-grade students who lack some of these skills, a rather extensive (65 page) phonics review section at the beginning of this level can be used before beginning the spelling program.

The format of lessons in each level is similar and follows the same weekly schedule. Each lesson begins with a scripture verse and theme story developing the verse (theme stories are also available on audio CD). Optional discussion questions for the story are included. A pre-test of the week’s words is given next. Following correction of the words, students complete a Word Shapes activity in which they write each spelling word into a sequence of shaped boxes to help them form a correct visual image of each spelling word. Throughout the series, word lists consist of phonetically-grouped words. This series approaches spelling from both angles - phonetic and visual - which is realistic and should be effective. On Day Two, spelling words are studied using the "Hide and Seek" activity. This is a highly successful way to learn and retain word spelling. Other forms of the spelling words are listed on the lesson page. Students should read through these. An optional activity which incorporates this list is given in the Teacher Guidebook for use with students who are proficient spellers. A "Fun Ways to Spell" section lists four options (students choose one to complete) for additional spelling reinforcement. On Day Three, students complete a language arts activity that uses the week’s words in the context of a meaningful activity to aid retention. These activities vary from level to level, incorporating more dictionary skills at the higher levels. On Day Four, the teacher dictates complete sentences, which include several of the target words in context, to the student. At the lower levels, students fill in one or more words in each sentence. At upper levels, students will transcribe the entire dictated sentence. A Proofreading activity is also completed. This has students fill in an oval next to the word (out of a group of words) that is misspelled. On Day Five students take a post-test, update their progress charts and add any missed words to their spelling dictionaries. Optional for this day is a learning game and weekly journaling activity. Student texts are full-color, adding visual appeal to the program. Scripture verses appear at the bottom of many pages for added inspiration. Teacher Guidebooks are essential to the use of this program. Most of the benefit of the program and all specific teaching instructions for using the worktext will be lost without them. We therefore strongly recommend purchasing the sets (which include both the Teacher Guidebook and Student Worktext).

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Reason for Spelling A Homeschool Set

Reason for Spelling A Homeschool Set
Item #: 005532
ISBN: 9780936785707
Grade: 1
Retail: $49.95
Rainbow Price: $36.95

Reason for Spelling A Student Worktext

Reason for Spelling A Student Worktext
Item #: 005533
ISBN: 9780936785257
Grade: 1
Author: Rebecca Burton
Retail: $18.95
Rainbow Price: $13.95

Reason for Spelling A Teacher Guidebook

Reason for Spelling A Teacher Guidebook
Item #: 010776
ISBN: 9780936785264
Grade: 1
Author: Rebecca Burton
Retail: $37.95
Rainbow Price: $30.95

Reason for Spelling A Theme Story Audio

Reason for Spelling A Theme Story Audio
Item #: 004269
ISBN: 9780936785820
Grade: 1
Retail: $29.95
Rainbow Price: $24.50

Reason for Spelling B Homeschool Set

Reason for Spelling B Homeschool Set
Item #: 005535
ISBN: 9780936785714
Grade: 2
Retail: $49.95
Rainbow Price: $36.95

Reason for Spelling B Student Worktext

Reason for Spelling B Student Worktext
Item #: 005537
ISBN: 9780936785271
Grade: 2
Author: Rebecca Burton
Retail: $18.95
Rainbow Price: $13.95

Reason for Spelling B Teacher Guidebook

Reason for Spelling B Teacher Guidebook
Item #: 010778
ISBN: 9780936785288
Grade: 2
Retail: $37.95
Rainbow Price: $30.95

Reason for Spelling B Theme Story Audio

Reason for Spelling B Theme Story Audio
Item #: 004270
ISBN: 9780936785837
Grade: 2
Retail: $29.95
Rainbow Price: $24.50

Reason for Spelling C Homeschool Set

Reason for Spelling C Homeschool Set
Item #: 005538
ISBN: 9780936785721
Grade: 3
Retail: $49.95
Rainbow Price: $36.95

Reason for Spelling C Student Worktext

Reason for Spelling C Student Worktext
Item #: 005539
ISBN: 9780936785295
Grade: 3
Author: Rebecca Burton
Retail: $18.95
Rainbow Price: $13.95

Reason for Spelling C Teacher Guidebook

Reason for Spelling C Teacher Guidebook
Item #: 010786
ISBN: 9780936785301
Grade: 3
Retail: $37.95
Rainbow Price: $30.95

Reason for Spelling C Theme Story Audio

Reason for Spelling C Theme Story Audio
Item #: 004273
ISBN: 9780936785844
Grade: 3
Retail: $29.95
Rainbow Price: $24.50

Reason for Spelling D Homeschool Set

Reason for Spelling D Homeschool Set
Item #: 005543
ISBN: 9780936785738
Grade: 4
Retail: $49.95
Rainbow Price: $36.95

Reason for Spelling D Student Worktext

Reason for Spelling D Student Worktext
Item #: 005544
ISBN: 9780936785318
Grade: 4
Author: Rebecca Burton
Retail: $18.95
Rainbow Price: $13.95

Reason for Spelling D Teacher Guidebook

Reason for Spelling D Teacher Guidebook
Item #: 010787
ISBN: 9780936785325
Grade: 4
Retail: $37.95
Rainbow Price: $30.95

Reason for Spelling D Theme Story Audio

Reason for Spelling D Theme Story Audio
Item #: 004275
ISBN: 9780936785851
Grade: 4
Retail: $29.95
Rainbow Price: $24.50

Reason for Spelling E Homeschool Set

Reason for Spelling E Homeschool Set
Item #: 005545
ISBN: 9780936785745
Grade: 5
Retail: $49.95
Rainbow Price: $36.95

Reason for Spelling E Student Worktext

Reason for Spelling E Student Worktext
Item #: 005546
ISBN: 9780936785332
Grade: 5
Author: Rebecca Burton
Retail: $18.95
Rainbow Price: $13.95

Reason for Spelling E Teacher Guidebook

Reason for Spelling E Teacher Guidebook
Item #: 010788
ISBN: 9780936785349
Grade: 5
Retail: $37.95
Rainbow Price: $30.95

Reason for Spelling E Theme Story Audio

Reason for Spelling E Theme Story Audio
Item #: 004276
ISBN: 9780936785868
Grade: 5
Retail: $29.95
Rainbow Price: $24.50

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