Sequential Spelling Level 2 Classic (Original

Sequential Spelling Level 2 Classic (Original

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Item #: 038468
ISBN: 9781564009623
Grades: 2-4

After taking a look at this well-organized program that teaches spelling by word families, it's not surprising that we've had so many requests for it.It 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, 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).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 produces eager learners and definitive results.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 first several days of lessons are laid out in detail - completely scripted.In addition to the teaching process, a positive can-do attitude is being modeled in these lessons.After the eighth day, the process is continued as established.Lists of 25 words along with sentence suggestions are provided for 180 days; with common words appearing in bold typing.Homophones (same pronunciation, different spelling; i.e. bare and bear), heteronyms (same spelling, different word and different pronunciation; i.e. bow your head, bow and arrow), 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).Books are progressive but do not really conform to grade levels.For instance, the ending lessons of Book 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, but this also means that an older child starting at Book 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 Book 1; you may want to check out the placement test at www.avko.org.The Student Response Book for Sequential Spelling is designed to provide the writing space for students participating in the program.To look at it, 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. Classic edition sets include the leveled book and a Student Response Book.

~ JanicePLEASE NOTE: Classic Editions are gradually being phased out and replaced with Revised Versions.




Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade Start
2
Grade End
4
ISBN
9781564009623
Binding
Saddle Stitched
Language
English
Audience
General Adult
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
AVKO Educational Research Foundation
Weight
0.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Because I like this spelling curriculum for my son who struggles with spelling
Erin H on Aug 27, 2019
We finished book 1.
Katharine Y on Apr 14, 2018
Because I like this spelling curriculum for my son who struggles with spelling
Erin H on Aug 27, 2019
Sequential Spelling works well doing spelling together with all 4 of my students that are close in age. We all work with hand held white boards and do our spelling together. Anything we can do as a family is a win! :)
Tammy S on Aug 10, 2019
We finished book 1.
Katharine Y on Apr 14, 2018
Needing an intervention program, but also one that can be used with the whole class, to address gaps in spelling skills.
Lori E on Feb 8, 2018
I used Book 1 with my daughter and it has really helped her spelling skills.
Chris M on Oct 24, 2017
Keeps spelling simple.
Darcie D on Aug 18, 2017
We just recently complete Sequential Spelling Level 1 and it worked wonderfully for my 2nd and 4th grader, so we decided to stay with it again this year. I love that I can teach them together and it only takes about 20 minutes a day. But most importantly, I have seen great results in my children's spelling abilities and they don't give me a hard time about doing spelling each day! Win!
Jennifer L on Jul 19, 2017
Sequential Spelling works well doing spelling together with all 4 of my students that are close in age. We all work with hand held white boards and do our spelling together. Anything we can do as a family is a win! :)
Tammy S on Aug 10, 2019
Needing an intervention program, but also one that can be used with the whole class, to address gaps in spelling skills.
Lori E on Feb 8, 2018
will i need a teachers book for Sequential Spelling or is this stand alone with student workbooks?
A shopper on Mar 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I absolutely LOVE this book! It is the book FOR the teacher and students so has everything in it. (No need to buy a student book, quite honestly. Our kids just use a piece of paper.)
The program is simple. No studying. You read a word. Children attempt to spell the word on their paper. Then you provide correct spelling. Move on to the next word. The book is full of word lists that labelled by the day (really, in order, as you can do a full or partial list or multiple lists at any given session) that progress in a logical order for learning word families. I'm really pleased with how my kids are picking this up with NO STUDYING! :)
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painless spelling
We are enjoying using Sequential spelling (classic). The only reason I gave it less than five stars is that the description led me to believe there would be an answer book included in the offer. We simply record responses in composition books, and my boys are enjoying a straightforward and incremental method for learning spelling. Spelling is actually a subject we now look forward to.
March 30, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Love it!
So simple and so effective! ONE book for each level (no extra manuals for teacher or student...it's all in one!)
March 30, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Quite simply the best spelling program I've used for my children My reluctant speller has had to admit the repetition has been the biggest help to improving her spelling skills
May 2, 2008

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