Grammar of Spelling Grade 4 2nd Edition
Developed by Matt Whitling, author of the Imitation in Writing Series, this is the same curriculum used at Logos School, the pioneer in Classical and Christian education. Includes weekly worksheets for the entire year.
The speller features:
* Clear, easy instructions
* Five major spelling rules
* Prefix & Suffix words
* Homophones & Spelling Goblins
The title simply means spelling in the grammar stage (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 cover 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