W.I.S.E. Guide for Spelling

W.I.S.E. Guide for Spelling

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ISBN: 9781880045213
Grades: K-6

Product Description:

The W.I.S.E. Guide for Spelling (W.I.S.E. stands for Words, Instruction, and Spelling Enrichments) includes a core spelling list that is an updated version of the well-known Ayres List - a foundational vocabulary of 2000 spelling words. Words are divided into manageable daily lessons with 2 pages of teaching ideas for each set of 20 words. Each lesson has preliminary warm-up drills, motivational comments for introducing the lesson, and reminders to teach specific Reference Pages from Spell to Write and Read. Sample sentences are given to illustrate each word. Selections come from the Bible, literature, quotes from famous people, or instructive comments. Each word is divided into syllables and marked for spelling rules. Suggested teacher dialogue is provided. Optional enrichment activities involve a wide variety of subjects - art, literature, composition, grammar, etymology, alphabetizing, analogies, oxymorons, and many more.

Publisher Description:

By Wanda Sanseri Wise Guide is the companion spelling list of words for SWR. WISE stands for Words, Instructions, and Spelling Enrichments. It is also the author's maiden name. The core spelling list is an updated version of the renowned Ayres List completed in 1915. Leonard Ayers, a successful teacher, school administrator, statistician, and researcher compiled a list of the most frequently used words. He then contacted school superintendents in 84 different cities across the country requesting that the words be given as spelling test their students. He used the collected data to organize high frequency words into sections according to spelling difficulty. Computerized studies include other words in the top one-thousand. The Wise List includes these recent additions as well as a number of frequently misspelled words.

This foundational vocabulary of 2000 spelling words is divided in WISE Guide into manageable lessons with two pages of ideas for each set of 20 words. Each lesson has preliminary warm up drills, motivational comments for introducing the lesson, and reminders to teach specific Reference Pages (following instructions in SWR). Sample sentences are given to illustrate each word. Selections come from the Bible, literature, quotes of famous people, or instructive comments. Each word is divided into syllables and marked for spelling rules. Suggested teacher dialogue is provided. Creative spelling reinforcements replace boring, passive activities like copying a word five times. Optional enrichment activities involve a wide variety of subjects: art, literature, composition, grammar (including all parts of speech), antonyms, synonyms, derivatives, etymology, contractions, compound words, alphabetizing, punctuation, alliteration, homonyms, analogies, words of comparison, oxymorons, figures of speech, poetry, plurals, possession, and appositives.

Category Description for Spell to Write and Read:

What do The Writing Road to Reading, and this program, Spell to Write & Read have in common? Both have similar (and potentially confusing) names. Both would be labeled intensive phonics. And Both would claim a teaching progression something like this: sounds of speech - building words - developing a spelling vocabulary - writing original sentences - and then reading follows. If that sounds a little backwards to you, remember that these programs have very devoted followers who claim great success using this methodology and Spell to Write and Read is one of Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks for Homeschooling Curriculum.

Spell to Write and Read by Wanda Sanseri is an updated replacement for a previous program (Teaching Reading at Home and School) and is designed exclusively to work with the W.I.S.E. Guide for Spelling, also by Mrs. Sanseri. While SWR and the WISE Guide are considered a reading and spelling program, they could also be used as a stand-alone spelling program for a child who is already reading. SWR functions as a step-by-step teacher's guide to accompany the specific word lists in the WISE Guide. Covering preparation, philosophy, preschool pointers, reading aloud, evaluating achievement levels, and teaching penmanship with phonograms, it also illustrates in scripted detail the spelling dictation process and the spelling rule Reference Pages with instructions and examples. These spelling rule Reference Pages are central to the entire teaching/learning system. Ideas for reading assignments, ways to improve comprehension skills and refine composition skills round out the teacher's tools. In summary, this is the overall master book of a product combination that works together to teach the first four to five years of language arts or to remediate students of any age. The other components include the WISE Guide, 70 Basic Phonogram Cards, Spelling Rule Cards, 70 Basic Phonograms CD, the Primary Learning Log, and the Black Learning Log (more details on these below).

The W.I.S.E. Guide for Spelling (W.I.S.E. stands for Words, Instruction, and Spelling Enrichments) includes a core spelling list that is an updated version of the well-known Ayres List - a foundational vocabulary of 2000 spelling words. Words are divided into manageable daily lessons with 2 pages of teaching ideas for each set of 20 words. Each lesson has preliminary warm-up drills, motivational comments for introducing the lesson, and reminders to teach specific Reference Pages from SWR. Sample sentences are given to illustrate each word. Selections come from the Bible, literature, quotes from famous people, or instructive comments. Each word is divided into syllables and marked for spelling rules. Suggested teacher dialogue is provided. Optional enrichment activities involve a wide variety of subjects - art, literature, composition, grammar, etymology, alphabetizing, analogies, oxymorons, and many more.

This program, like other intensive phonics programs, is exceedingly detailed and painstakingly comprehensive and thorough. The extreme attention to detail would detract for many, but for those who want to follow a thoroughly researched and carefully implemented approach, this may be for you. ~ Janice




Category Description for Complete Programs - Phonics:

Programs in this section go beyond teaching children how to read, incorporating phonetic readers, spelling and writing as well. Arranged roughly by grade/age.


Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade Start
K
Grade End
6
ISBN
9781880045213
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
235
Language
English
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Back Home Industries
Weight
1.5625 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.75"
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part of the curriculum for my child's homeschool program
Yaa M on Nov 29, 2021
required for school
Rachael B on Jun 22, 2021
part of the curriculum for my child's homeschool program
Yaa M on Nov 29, 2021
It's part of our Classical school's curriculum
Christopher L on Jun 25, 2021
required for school
Rachael B on Jun 22, 2021
required
Catherine P on Jul 8, 2020
RECOMMENDED BY MY SON'S KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Cindy T on Jan 24, 2019
Great and different approach to spelling.
Annie U on Jan 8, 2019
required by school
Juan T on Aug 13, 2017
Need it with Spell to Write to Read Teacher's Manual
Chazz M on Aug 10, 2016
It's part of our Classical school's curriculum
Christopher L on Jun 25, 2021
required
Catherine P on Jul 8, 2020
Are there any changes made from the 2000 publishing?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2022
BEST ANSWER: You may want to contact the publisher for those details: https://www.bhibooks.net/contact_us.html
What edition is this WISE Guide for Spelling?
A shopper on May 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 2015. The one with the book and pencil on the front, not the owls.
what is the difference between Organized Spelling Lessons and the Essential Teacher Planner?
A shopper on Dec 10, 2015
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BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure if I understand the question completely but I will try to answer. The WISE Guide for Spelling is the book the teacher uses everyday as they work through the spelling lists. You need the SWR core book (I assume this is what you are referring to as Essential Teacher Planner.) It gives the steps and is full of information and rich resources. It took me awhile to understand but the DVDs really helped tremendously. We are more than happy with SWR. It is a well thought out program and Im learning along with my daughter.
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Rated 5 out of 5
This book is well laid out and a great resource.
January 16, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great resource
This a good resource to go with the cards.
I am a private tutor and so I use this in tandem with what the children are doing at school.
It looks like the user needs to work through the lessons in order but I have to be creative because my children are given spellings from their schools which I have no control over. I would have liked to have an index so I can find individual words with thief related spelling rules.
February 4, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
When I first purchased the curriculum Spell to Write and Read (SWR) I thought that the idea of giving a child 20 words a week seemed a bit much However after using this for half of the year with my six-year-old I've found that it's just what she needs Throughout the week she will notice the words in poetry stories or on signs and point out that it is a spelling wordThat said I am amazed how well she's done She is a gifted mathematician but because of a lack of fine motor skills reading and writing are difficult Through the methods and phonograph study in SWR she's increased her reading and writing significantly since August And miraculously she's memorized the phonographs!Our plan of attack for each week is something like this: Monday we dictate the words into her spelling book and create a sentence using some of the words Tuesday she types her words onto the computer and another sentence is created Wednesday she writes the words three times each and another sentence is written Thursday she writes them on the chalkboard and yet another sentence is born Then on Friday she reviews them out loud and we have a "spelling bee" Here she writes them and my four year old writes the first sound of each word (and increasingly the word itself)
December 5, 2008


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