Reason for Spelling B Homeschool Set 2nd Edtn

Reason for Spelling B Homeschool Set 2nd Edtn

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Item #: 005535
ISBN: 9781589382770
Grades: 2

Category Description for Reason for Spelling:

There are other curriculums on the market, and some offer very good spelling programs; however, if you're looking for something different, Reason for Spelling provides it. A theme story and scripture verse begin each week's lesson.

When your child knows the alphabet, recognizes letters, and can read single-syllable words, he or she can begin with the A-level spelling series. This level also includes a 65-page review section if your first-grade student needs extra practice before beginning the program. The pacing of the levels creates a system that equates each with a grade in school. In other words, A through F is suitable for grades one through six.

 A varied approach for homeschoolers to teach spelling

The six levels maintain the same schedule each week. Following the initial story and verse, a discussion segment is encouraged. The teacher's guide includes activities designed to evaluate the child's comprehension while motivating interest. The spelling section is introduced with a pretest. Each week's words are grouped according to phonetic and spelling pattern principles. Teacher-led activities and workbook exercises are included with each lesson. The work includes dictation practice, proofreading, and dictionary skills. A final test concludes each lesson.

Key features of each level:

  • Teacher guidebook and student workbook included in set
  • Optional CD set available for the story and verse segments
  • Curriculum objectives included
  • Colorful student workbooks containing cartoon illustrations
  • Phonetic and visual activities included
  • A variety of activities provided with each level, as well as the workbook to accommodate different learning styles
  • Additional activities provided for multi-student groups, such as a homeschool spelling program in which one child moves ahead quicker and requires extra work
  • "Fun Ways to Spell" allowing the students four activity options from which they can choose one to complete
  • Language arts section included in the lessons
  • Writing incorporated into the lessons by having students complete a journal entry of their experiences and opinions about the week's activities and vocabulary

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). The newly revised 2nd edition includes updates to weekly read-aloud stories, dictation sentences, student exercises, and more.

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10.88" x 8.5" x 1.62"
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Ease of use. Love the use of Scripture.
Amy D on Jun 30, 2022
I chose this because my older children really liked this program when they were little
yaneth A f on Mar 2, 2018
Ease of use. Love the use of Scripture.
Amy D on Jun 30, 2022
Not happy with current spelling curriculum. This looks good!
Louise on Jan 24, 2020
I chose this because my older children really liked this program when they were little
yaneth A f on Mar 2, 2018
Grand blessings need to learn spelling coming from the public schools
KIMBERLY S. on Feb 28, 2018
Our current program, "All about Spelling" is just not working for us in this season. We think this may be a better fit for our second grader.
Brittany C on Dec 8, 2017
I have used the first grade book and we really like it!
APRIL H on Nov 30, 2016
I think my daughter will like the colorful illustrations, and I am excited about the incorporation of scriptures.
Amanda H on Jul 20, 2016
Not happy with current spelling curriculum. This looks good!
Louise on Jan 24, 2020
Grand blessings need to learn spelling coming from the public schools
KIMBERLY S. on Feb 28, 2018
how do i know what level to get?
A shopper on May 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: My daughter is 6th grade and has level F. Level A is 1st grade, Level B is 2nd grade and so on. We enjoy the book and enjoy the story each week in the teacher guide. We don't do all the activities but I just let my kids choose one activity per day with a pretest on Monday, and a posttest on Friday.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Very fun and a good way to learn spelling!
I have really enjoyed using this spelling curriculum and it has helped my children spell better, with the fun activities and fun pages they actually look forward to doing spelling and at the beginning of each week they look forward to the story of the week! I am planning on buying this spelling curriculum again!
March 17, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Reason for Spelling
We love Reason for Spelling books. My first grader is now using the second grade (B) book and he loves it. He loves the stories that I have to read to him at the beginning of each lesson.
February 12, 2017
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We discovered A Reason for Spelling this past year We used it for our 2 girls age 9 and 11 They both loved it The words were age appropriate and the activities kept their interest in learning their new words Both girls have different learning styles one is Kinesthetic and the other is Visual This program was able to meet both learning styles and they both thrived in spelling this year
April 29, 2008

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