Sequential Spelling Level 6 Classic (Original

Sequential Spelling Level 6 Classic (Original

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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
6
Grade End
8
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
AVKO Educational Research Foundation
Weight
0.4 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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I chose this book even though its ahead of my because it appears the company has changed their format to a more traditional spelling approach. I like their old method.
Erin H on Aug 27, 2019
We've been using Sequential Spelling for several years and it is the best spelling program we've tried. It seems they are moving completely to a computer-based spelling program, so I'm buying these ahead for later before they are out of print.
Amanda B on Feb 21, 2018
I chose this book even though its ahead of my because it appears the company has changed their format to a more traditional spelling approach. I like their old method.
Erin H on Aug 27, 2019
This is the BEST spelling program! My son has used all the other levels and this was the next one. I wanted to order it before they are sold out and the company no longer sells them
User on Oct 19, 2018
We've been using Sequential Spelling for several years and it is the best spelling program we've tried. It seems they are moving completely to a computer-based spelling program, so I'm buying these ahead for later before they are out of print.
Amanda B on Feb 21, 2018
The original version is much preferred by my family over the revised version.
Stacey T on Feb 8, 2018
A friend suggested this curriculum, as she uses it. Plus, It looks like an interesting and fun way to learn spelling. I have tried other spelling books and my kids are bored with them.
Berta A B on Jan 20, 2016
This is the BEST spelling program! My son has used all the other levels and this was the next one. I wanted to order it before they are sold out and the company no longer sells them
User on Oct 19, 2018
The original version is much preferred by my family over the revised version.
Stacey T on Feb 8, 2018
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