Spectrum Spelling Gr. 5

Spectrum Spelling Gr. 5

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Item #: 003852
ISBN: 9780769652658
Grades: 5

Category Description for Spectrum Spelling 2003:

This series is in full-color, with 36 lessons per level. Described here is my sample, a grade 3 book. All but a few of the lessons are based on a phonetic construct or word pattern. The remaining lessons focus on related words like names of holidays, names of months, or "easily misspelled words." Lessons begin with a word list consisting of both core and challenge words. In the focus section, students say each word, study the spelling, write the words, and read a spelling tip pertaining to the words. In the next section, Words and Meanings, students practice using words in context. Word Works concentrates on specific parts of speech or word constructs. The Word Play section presents a variety of activities. As the

Category Description for Spectrum Spelling:

Spectrum Spelling comes highly recommended by many teaching professionals and homeschoolers

The Spectrum Spelling series is one of the best homeschool spelling programs available. In fact, the comprehensive, well-organized and easy-to-use workbooks make it an excellent addendum to the spelling programs for primary school students in mainstream education as well. Each workbook in this series appeals to your childs eye with full-color pages and numerous illustrations. The books contain approximately 25-30 lessons, depending on the grade level. Review sections of the previously learned material occur every three to five lessons. At the end of each book is an answer key to make grading more manageable for busy parents and teachers. Also included are a convenient spellers dictionary and a proofreaders guide.

Spelling Topics

Most of the lessons in all of the workbooks focus on phonics and word patterns, with a few other age-appropriate lessons, such as color words and the months of the year.

Lessons in Kindergarten and Grade 1 focus on learning the letters of the alphabet, the sounds that consonants and vowels make, letter recognition, determining the difference between short and long vowels, and the spelling of sight words and common words.

The Grade 2 and Grade 3 lessons concentrate on using contractions and homophones, building compound words, and recognizing sight words and common words. They also build on the previous lessons on long and short vowels.

Grade 4, Grade 5 and Grade 6 lessons look at making compound words, guarding against commonly misspelled words, using prefixes and suffixes, vowel sounds, identifying variant consonants, irregular and regular plural nouns, root words and diphthongs.

Homeschool Spelling Lessons

Each lesson starts with a word list, which contains additional challenge words. The following sections vary based on grade level. For younger grades, activities include writing the words, identifying rhyming words, completing the sentence, and arranging words in alphabetical order. Older children complete activities such as using the words across subjects, filling in the blank, creating compound words, creative writing, and proofreading.


  • Approximately 25-30 lessons per book
  • Answer key for quick grading
  • Full-color pages
  • Complies with all state standards
  • Available for Kindergarten through Grade 6

Spectrum Spelling comes highly recommended by many teaching professionals and homeschoolers. It is sure to be a wonderful addition to any of the spelling and grammar programs you utilize.

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Series Title
Starburst Spectrum Spelling Ser.
General Adult
Frank Schaffer Publications (Created by)
Nancy Roser
Softcover Book
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0.65 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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Looking for a new spelling for a struggling student.
Betsy M on Jul 25, 2018
Needed for homeschooling.
Janet J on Jul 8, 2016
Looking for a new spelling for a struggling student.
Betsy M on Jul 25, 2018
Spelling has always been a challenge for my son. Hopefully this will help.
Nanette O on Mar 9, 2017
Needed for homeschooling.
Janet J on Jul 8, 2016
Spelling has always been a challenge for my son. Hopefully this will help.
Nanette O on Mar 9, 2017
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Spelling for Kids
I love this spelling book! After each initial lesson and spelling list there is a story that the kids fit the missing spelling words in. It has been great for my son to be able to see his spelling words in their correct usage, instead of just in list form. I will definitely be using this again.
October 31, 2015
over 4 years ago
I am using Spectrum Spelling with a struggling speller The spelling patterns are presented clearly and the words following the pattern are easy for the novice speller The exercises are straightforward I like that Spectrum includes a brief writing section and a proofreading section for student practice A TE is not necessary but I would not just assign pages either Discussion of the spelling patterns will help students succeed The words would not be challenging for a good speller but for a struggling student I find Spectrum Spelling a good fit For the price Spectrum Spelling is a good choice for a struggling speller
March 30, 2014

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