ACSI Spelling 1 Worktext

ACSI Spelling 1 Worktext

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Item #: 000560
ISBN: 9781583312360
Grades: 1

Category Description for ACSI (Purposeful Design) Spelling:

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 online access to downloadable files including blackline masters, transparencies and posters. TEs are available both in a hardcopy version and as an e-book (one-year subscription). (Some of our current stock will still include a CD with these files, but new inventory will have a URL to download these.)

Primary Subject
Sharon Bird
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Association of Christian Schools International
1.2 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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When my son was 1st grade, he used this curriculum and he did well. My daughter needs to work on spelling now so she is able to write better.
Akemi T on Jan 24, 2019
When my son was 1st grade, he used this curriculum and he did well. My daughter needs to work on spelling now so she is able to write better.
Akemi T on Jan 24, 2019
Is the teacher edition required?
User on Apr 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have not seen the TE for this book. While I imagine that it would be helpful, for me it is not necessary to teach the concepts. The workbook provides directions covering the phonics and spelling rules. There appear to be a few places where there is a short story that is part of the lesson. The teacher edition would provide the story for the lesson.
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ACSI Spelling
This is the second book of ACSI spelling I've purchased (I also use 3rd grade). I love that phonics lessons are part of the spelling work.

The pages are colorful and my dd likes doing the work. My younger dd is in kinder and using the beginning lessons in this book. I'm not pushing her progress, but like another reviewer said, it's just fine to start them out in this book as they are learning to read and write at the same time.

I only wish this was offered in d'nealian.
February 16, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Colorful and creative simple short lessons that use Biblical concepts I loved this book from the moment I opened it I will definitely use this series on a yearly basis
February 20, 2006

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