Reason for Spelling B Student Worktext 2nd Ed

Reason for Spelling B Student Worktext 2nd Ed

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Item #: 005537
ISBN: 9781589382718
Grades: 2

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The Revised 2nd Edition includes updates to weekly read-aloud stories, dictation sentences, student exercises, and more.

Recommended for Grade 2.

The Level B Student Worktext begins with 31 single-day Phonics exercises to strengthen the student's comprehension and reinforce fundamental skills. Upon completion of the Phonics section, there are 30 weekly lessons consisting of 5 days of Spelling exercises, activities and games.

The week begins with a read-aloud story (found in the Teacher Guidebook) to introduce the topic and theme Scripture text for the week. Students then complete a preview exercise that gauges which of the ten weekly Spelling words will require the most focused practice. (At the instructor's discretion, three additional "challenge" words are included each week.) In the following days, students complete a variety of learning activities and word games to help master the Spelling list and underlying concepts. The week concludes with a post-test to allow the student to demonstrate his progress.

Note: The weekly theme Scripture text in A Reason For Spelling Level B corresponds with the same week's verse in A Reason For Handwriting Level B, thus reinforcing the Scripture values found in each lesson.

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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I wanted some additional spelling work for my daughter.
Steven G on Jul 2, 2021
I absolutely love this spelling curriculum. I use if for all of my children.
Crystal E on Jul 15, 2020
I wanted some additional spelling work for my daughter.
Steven G on Jul 2, 2021
Love this spelling curriculum.
Crystal E on Jul 15, 2020
I absolutely love this spelling curriculum. I use if for all of my children.
Crystal E on Jul 15, 2020
Not happy with current spelling curriculum. This looks good!
Louise on Jan 24, 2020
This worked well for my oldest and now my middle child is excited to get started and do the activities he has been watching his big sister do.
Brittany C on Jul 31, 2019
Multi-Sensory, Engaging, classical approach.
Melanie B on Mar 2, 2018
have used before. we love all the "reason for" books
Allison H on Jan 16, 2018
This spelling was suggested to me by another home school parent. I used it for my 2nd grader and he and i loved it. Each lesson has a story learning biblical ways to handle real life issues for children and lots of fun ways to work and learn new words. So this year we are using Level B!! Thank you
Judith M on Aug 15, 2017
Love the curriculum
Danelle T on Dec 19, 2016
My kids love the "Spelling Stories" as we call them in our house. Though your aren't going to breed an National Spelling Champion with this program, you are going to spend time talking about life lessons, copying scripture and visiting word families. It has been effective with one of my other 4 children in matters of retention as well. I am happy with our time spent here, and I supplement with spelling rules on my own.
Robin W on Mar 11, 2016
recommendation of a friend
Elizabeth W on Nov 9, 2015
Christian based spelling curriculum.
Michelle S on Oct 8, 2015
Love this spelling curriculum.
Crystal E on Jul 15, 2020
Not happy with current spelling curriculum. This looks good!
Louise on Jan 24, 2020
Is it necessary to purchase the teacher guidebook or the CDs or can you teach well enough just using what is in the student worktext?
A shopper on Mar 15, 2021
BEST ANSWER: First let me say this Reason for spelling is a game changer. My kids love spelling now as it is fun. The teachers guide has really interesting stories in it that you read to students and is used in part in the student workbook. For my 7 year old, I only went with the student workbook. There are some sections that we can not do in the student workbook because of that. I am fine with that at this point. It gives her plenty of fun learning exercises as well as the words to learn. For my older children level C & D & E I do have the teachers manual. I think they are needed more for those. Sometimes I am unable to read every story and that is fine but I think it is needed more because I want them doing all of the exercises. As for the CD I have never bought that. I'm sure it's fine depending on your student. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask.
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We have only just started and I decided to start with the reviews of phonics. After looking through the book I like how it is broken down into days and it's not too much information for the kids in one day. I have an advanced 2nd grader and a little bit behind 3rd trader who I think will do great when we start the lessons.
August 9, 2016
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