Spelling Plus: 1000 Words Toward Spelling Success

Spelling Plus: 1000 Words Toward Spelling Success

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Item #: 014528
ISBN: 9781879478206
Grades: K-6

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Do you want to see improved spelling in your students' writing? Research shows that 90% of English text consists of just 1000 words. This book focuses on teaching the most commonly used and misspelled words and ensuring that students of all ability levels receive intense instruction on core words. The book is divided into four main parts; Incredible English, Spelling and Teaching, Recommended Teaching Techniques, and Spelling Lists.

The Incredible English chapter lists rules for spelling and then lists exceptions to the rules. It also compares the difficulty of spelling other languages to spelling English and covers the history of the how the English language has evolved. It also gives arguments for and against spelling reform in a humorous manner.

The Spelling and Teaching section discussing ways a spelling program can be transferred to writing. Many students spell words correctly on tests but then forget to use the correct spelling in their writing. This part of the book gives ideas to keep that from happening. It discusses the importance of good spelling and explains why schools do not do a better job teaching it. It talks about the different types of memory a student uses to assist with spelling and gives suggestions for improvement.

Recommended Teaching Techniques is the section of the book that suggests a few teaching methods that provide the greatest amount of practice in the least amount of time. Daily Practice provides six guided practices per word per day, each in about thirty seconds. Homework provides eleven independent practices per word per day, each in less than one minute. Diction provides distributed practice and allows the teacher to continually reinforce spellings, homophones, punctuation, capitalization, and form. Personal Words provide an optional method for dealing with misspellings in student writing in an effective and flexible way.

The Spelling Lists section includes the 1000 Word Core List. It provides lists for grade levels K-6 and pretesting, review testing, and post-testing to assess students' learning. It also includes spelling rules and lessons and worksheets that correspond with the lists. This instructional book also includes a word bank and other teacher resources like a step-by-step checklist and challenge spelling lists. ~ Rachel

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11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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Simple and effective.
Sara S on Jul 13, 2021
Recommended by The Core by Leigh A. Bortins
Christina S on Dec 16, 2020
Simple and effective.
Sara S on Jul 13, 2021
My children need help in spelling.
Lea G on Jan 15, 2021
Recommended by The Core by Leigh A. Bortins
Christina S on Dec 16, 2020
Monica S on Oct 27, 2020
It is widely recommended Classical Spelling Curriculum.
Ana C on Sep 5, 2020
After reading many reviews and looking at samples from several programs I felt that Spelling Plus would best suite my son's learning style and my teaching style.
Olivia P on Aug 14, 2020
Spelling program to last several years. Recommended by a friend.
Katy H on May 10, 2020
I'm looking for a program for a naturally poor spelling student.
Amy G on Apr 13, 2020
Heard good things about this to help with spelling
Jennifer M on Jul 27, 2019
Trying out something to use with both girls.
Jarrod P on May 10, 2019
My daughter's teacher recommended learning to spell the top 1000 words used in the English language. This book focuses on that approach.
Jayne C on Jun 17, 2018
Looks like a go-at-your-own-pace curriculum, and I like the idea of my dd knowing how to spell the most commonly used 1,000 words.
Beckie M on Mar 20, 2018
Recommended by The Well Trained Mind.
Ashley S on Sep 11, 2017
to build spelling skills in my child.
Nomalungelo E on Jul 7, 2017
I liked it
Jennifer M on Jan 3, 2017
This was highly recommended to us and have enjoyed hearing Susan C. Anthony's talks on line about spelling and math.
Ann F on Oct 17, 2016
Love that these lists are highly used words, teaches to spelling rules and includes K-12 lists... all in one book.
Brandi K on Oct 4, 2016
Good review from other customers.
Chiew P on Sep 25, 2016
I needed a way to teach spelling that wasn't grade specific and covered common words
Melinda S on Aug 18, 2016
like that I can use it for multiple children
Lora K on Jun 29, 2016
I saw in the classical conversations book
Stacey P on Apr 14, 2016
Have heard good things and want to give this a try.
Sarah G on Apr 9, 2016
My children need help in spelling.
Lea G on Jan 15, 2021
Monica S on Oct 27, 2020
4.7 / 5.0
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Rated 4 out of 5
A good idea
I use this book for a starting point with my 11yr. old daughter. As we are working our way through the 1000 words given in the book and as I'm giving her sentences each day, we are finding more words she can use for her own personal spelling words so we use those one week and don't go forward with the words from the book until she doesn't have any more personal words to master. For us, it has been most beneficial in giving us a starting point and a plan. Thanks!
November 3, 2015
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I found this program very easy to use I go through the levels with my chidren verbally and only work on what they don't know They are way above their grade levels in this program My children are good spellers naturally (visual learners) though and only require a few days of copying/dictation before mastering I always add on extra credit words from other subjects to their test I do not feel overwhelmed by this program at all I'm a working single parent and time is one thing I really don't have to waste
January 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
We have used this book for three years now It is more a philosophy of spelling (rather than a collection of worksheets) as well as carefully selected wordlists including explanations mnemonics common mistakes and words for extra practice Taking the author's advice I dictate sentences using the spelling words This puts words to practical use and forces students to edit mistakes without any pressure to create sentences I enjoy making up the sentences for my daughter (usually basing them on a book we're reading together such as 'The Hobbit') so I suppose for parents who don't like or want to put in that extra effort or whose child prefers to work more independently it wouldn't be the best choice but my daughter (who groans at the sight of most workbooks) looks forward to dictation work and is developing good editing skills along with sound spelling knowledge Although the lists are grouped by level homeschooled students can easily work at an individual pace another nice feature I recommend it highly
November 5, 2008

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