Sequential Spelling Level 3 Teacher Revised

Sequential Spelling Level 3 Teacher Revised

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ISBN: 9781935943105
Grades: 3-5

This well-organized program that teaches spelling by word families has a very satisfying appeal. Imagine lists of words that are organized by word families but that go well beyond a simple vowel family (i.e. c-at; b-at; etc.) right from the start. Although the first day's word list includes only four words - in, pin, sin, spin; by the third day, the "in" list has expanded to pinned, skins, twins (and other "in" words) and started on the "e" (i.e. b-e; sh-e) family and even includes a crossover word (begin). By building from the easier words of a family to important power words, the program builds self-confidence. Traditional spelling programs introduce words "vocabularily" - in other words, when the child is likely to encounter the word in reading, or based on a chosen theme. As a result, word sequences are odd and incomplete. In Sequential Spelling (Revised), the phonics necessary for decoding is being presented through the back door, so to speak.

Every learning channel is employed with this program. Here's the process: a word is given verbally and used in a sentence (audio); the student attempts to spell the word (kinesthetic); the correct spelling is given using colored markers on a white board to differentiate between family and other letters (oral interaction & visual); students correct their own spelling (kinesthetic). Eager learners and definitive results are produced by utilizing the simple educational techniques of having students correct their own mistakes when they make them - not hours, days, or even weeks later - and creating a positive learning environment by maintaining that mistakes are opportunities to learn. Tests are used as learning devices, not as a method of evaluation. If you feel compelled to give grades, written tests (reproducible) are available after the 40th, 80th, 120th, 160th, and 180th days.

The Teacher Books (Revised) for each Level hold introductory teaching information, and an overview of the approach. Next follows the 180 word lists which include sentences for the homophones (same pronunciation, different spelling; i.e. bare and bear) and heteronyms (same spelling, different word and different pronunciation; i.e. bow your head, bow and arrow). The first several days of lessons are laid out in detail - completely scripted. In addition to the teaching process, a positive can-do attitude is modeled in these lessons. After the eighth day, the process is continued as established. In the lists, common words appear in bold typing. Homophones , heteronyms , and words that do not follow the normal pattern (like "gyp") are all marked. Review and repetition is built in as you progress through the days (lists). Reproducible test forms are provided along with an answer key.

Volume Levels are progressive but do not really conform to grade levels. For instance, the ending lessons of Level 1 include words like breathless, hedging, horrifying, and basically which would never be seen in a first or second-grade spelling book. Because they are introduced as parts of word families, they become doable for the early grades. This also means that an older child starting at Level 1 doesn't feel like he's way behind. (By the way, the parent is given complete freedom to drop some words from the lists if they feel it will be preferable for their child.) So, the bottom line is that you can start any grade level child at Level 1 and proceed through the books in order. It is recommended that children are reading at a second-grade level before beginning Level 1, so children in first grade may or may not be ready to begin, depending on their reading skill. Older children may or may not need to start with Level 1 so you may want to check out the placement test available on our website.

The Student Workbooks (Revised) hold pages with blank spaces for each day's spelling lesson and an additional activity on the following page that uses words from the lesson. Activities vary, including using words from the lesson in a sentence, unscrambling words, filling in blanks, writing the definition of words the student is not familiar with, and listing words that contain a particular word family (like 'ake'). Student Workbooks are available for Levels 1-5.

The Student Response Book provides the writing space for the daily word lists and can be used with any level of the program although the Student Activity Books at the early levels provide more review and repetition. To look at these books, you would scratch your head. The column for the 1st day words is in the middle of page 3 (with the 61st day on the left and the 121st day on the right). We don't see the 2nd day column until page 5. This peculiar arrangement is designed to prevent the child from copying words and/or word family parts from one day to the next, a tendency which gets in the way of truly learning the pattern. Once you figure out the system, it makes perfect sense. Although a student will need one book per level, the response book is not level-specific.

We offer Level Sets that include both Teacher Book and Student Book for each level and also sets which include the Teacher Book and the Student Response Book.

This is a well-organized program that offers a multi-sensory approach making it perfect for many students. There was a previous edition which included DVDs. This edition is largely out of print and unavailable. DVDs are not available. Any remaining items from this edition are listed as "while quantities last." ~ Janice


Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade Start
3
Grade End
5
ISBN
9781935943105
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Wave 3 Learning
Weight
0.5 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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We have used other levels of sequential spelling and my child tested into this level.. It has been so helpful.
User on Oct 15, 2019
Our current spelling curriculum needed a change and I heard about Sequential Spelling through a homeschool group.
Tanya S. on Feb 22, 2019
We have used other levels of sequential spelling and my child tested into this level.. It has been so helpful.
User on Oct 15, 2019
We've used this program for years and we love the short to the point lessons.
Carla T on Aug 22, 2019
Our current spelling curriculum needed a change and I heard about Sequential Spelling through a homeschool group.
Tanya S. on Feb 22, 2019
Looking to implement Sequential Spelling approach in my school. Trialling with a student.
Carolyn S on Feb 13, 2018
Used it before and love it!
Johnathan W on Nov 14, 2017
This curriculum has worked well for us, as both my kids are spelling at the same level. Easy to use and I like the way the words are built throughout the week.
Katie P on Aug 22, 2017
My daughter has dyslexia and this series works well for her.
Carri D on Mar 10, 2017
The site I had purchase the first books is no longer selling it. My son loved the first ones and we wished to continue with them.
Jeanette H on Mar 4, 2017
We started sequential spelling this year and it is by far the best spelling program we've ever had. It teaches spelling using patterns. It works so well that the kids are learning to spell even difficult words using the patterns they've practiced. There is a lot of repetition but it is not boring. The repetition does really reinforce the concepts, though. It also only takes a few minutes a day.
Patricia Elaine K on Feb 6, 2017
Great and gentle way to teach kids spelling while building their confidence!
Javiera S on Nov 2, 2016
I have the DVD and wanted the Teacher's Guide.
Amber B on Sep 29, 2016
simplicity of grading
Aletha S on Jul 23, 2016
My son (and I) enjoy this spelling program.
Dawn L on Jan 19, 2016
We've used this program for years and we love the short to the point lessons.
Carla T on Aug 22, 2019
Looking to implement Sequential Spelling approach in my school. Trialling with a student.
Carolyn S on Feb 13, 2018
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