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The title simply means spelling in the grammar stage of learning (grammar, logic and rhetoric). Maximizing on children’s love of acquiring knowledge and new facts, the 2nd grade program teaches children blends, clusters and vowel sounds through hearing and dictation. It is designed to take 30 minutes a day (dictation and worksheets Mon-Wed, and testing on Thurs-Fri). 3rd grade is a compilation of worksheets with spelling words being alphabetized in print and then written in cursive and capital print. In the 4-6 grade books, spelling rules are taught. The rules are classified into two groups. The first group pertains to syllabication and vowel sounds. The second group deals with the addition of suffixes. After all the rules are taught, spelling is integrated with other subjects.
Grade 4, 5 and 6 covers these 5 rules: doubling final consonants or not, dropping final e or not, i before e except after c, changing a final y to an i, and –ness vs. –ly. It also has homophones, weekly word lists/tests, and alphabetizing. Students are asked to use cursive. Each book uses different examples to teach these rules. ~ Sara