Sequential Spelling Student Response Book

Sequential Spelling Student Response Book

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ISBN: 9781935943051
Grades: 1-8

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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.

This year the publishers have begun revising the Sequential Spelling series and have made a few format changes. In the revised editions, there is a teacher book and a student book; the Student Response Book is no longer needed. Both teacher and student are necessary at every level, however. The Teacher's Guide holds introductory teaching information and an overview of the approach as well as all 180 word lists (and sentences for the homophones and heteronyms), and an answer key. The much-heftier Student Workbook holds pages with blank spaces for each day's spelling lesson (in sequential order) 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'). Please note that the revised editions will replace the older, "classic" editions which will eventually become unavailable. Levels 1-4 are available as revised editions now; others will follow shortly.

We now offer sets of the revised editions that include both student and teacher books and also sets of the classic editions which include the book and Student Response Book. ~ Janice




The revised version of Sequential Spelling, published by Wave 3 Learning, has several format changes but the content is the same between the two versions. In the revised editions, there is a Teacher Book and a Student Workbook or Student Response Book. Both teacher and student are necessary at every level, however.The Teacher's Guide holds introductory teaching information and an overview of the approach as well as all 180 word lists (and sentences for the homophones and heteronyms), and an answer key.The much-heftier Student Workbook holds pages with blank spaces for each day's spelling lesson (in sequential order) 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'). As of this writing, Teacher revised editions are available for most levels, but Student Workbooks are only available for levels 1-5. (You can easily substitute for any Teacher's Guide not in stock with the equivalent level in either Classic or Revised, or use the multi-level Student Response Book instead of the more specific Student Edition.) Revised version sets include both Student Workbook and Teacher. DVDs and DVD packages are not currently available. Teacher with Student Response Sets include a Teacher Edition with a Student Response Book (instead of Student Workbook).




Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade Start
1
Grade End
8
ISBN
9781935943051
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Wave 3 Learning
Weight
0.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.5" x 0.19"
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I've used this spelling curriculum with all three of my children.
Darla P on Jul 3, 2019
i had heard good reviews.
Rhonda R on Feb 5, 2018
I've used this spelling curriculum with all three of my children.
Darla P on Jul 3, 2019
We use the program on the computer and this book is so helpful for the students to work in as they use the program
Beth P on Aug 10, 2018
i had heard good reviews.
Rhonda R on Feb 5, 2018
To give my kids something specific for their spelling.
Heather S on Aug 29, 2017
for supplemental activities
User on Aug 23, 2017
Much handier than using my own paper.
Susan H on Jul 25, 2017
This material aids in teaching spelling, a good addition to the main workbook.
Iryna T on Jul 18, 2017
Perfect companion to Sequential Spelling
Victoria V on Jun 28, 2017
Have an additional Sequential Spelling workbook to go through
JEANETTE B on May 23, 2017
Teaching an ESL student who struggles with sound differentiation
N A on Jan 15, 2017
Liked set up and content
Eric S on Oct 8, 2016
good reviews
Heather B on Oct 4, 2016
Just finished up the first level. May end up just printing the book in the future as I have a digital response sheet, but I like the bound book.
Theresa O on Oct 4, 2016
This is a spelling series that my slightly dyslexic child can do well in and show improvement in on standardized tests.
Sharon M on Sep 13, 2016
Sonlight did not offer this product. Would love to see them offer it in future to go with the student book that they do offer.
Charles G on Feb 3, 2016
it's easier to keep their spelling lists straight and orderly, in this
User on Nov 11, 2015
We use the program on the computer and this book is so helpful for the students to work in as they use the program
Beth P on Aug 10, 2018
To give my kids something specific for their spelling.
Heather S on Aug 29, 2017
What is the difference between the Student "Response Book" and leveled "Workbook"?
A shopper on Apr 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A Response Book contains only list blanks for the student to write down the words. The lists are formatted so that sequential lists are not on the same page, but are easy to locate. While you could just use blank paper, the Response Book keeps all the information in one place if you'd need to look back at your student's work. I use Response Books because I have enough trouble just getting my child to write the words. A workbook would contain additional activities for each list like: unscrambling, using the words in sentences, etc. This would give your student more practice using the words. Can you see enough progress using only the Response Book? Yes, my child has made enough progress for me to keep using only the Response Book. Could your student see more retention of spelling words using the Workbook? Probably, yes. It all comes down to your student's behaviors. Once my child has finished moaning, complaining, and arguing about the vagrancies of English spelling we've spent 3-5 minutes per word, and we are both ready to just be done.
Is the student response book necessary for the Sequential Spelling classic edition? I don't think my 10 yo can write small enough to fit in the space.
A shopper on Aug 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, the student response book is not necessary. You could just use a piece of paper that would work well for your child. Each day you should use a different piece of paper because the list of spelling words from day to day are the same except for small changes - for instance today we spell cat, tomorrow we spell the same words in plural form- cats. You would want your child to not see yesterdays words. I hope that helps.
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You could just use a regular notebook, but I have found this keeps things organized and tidy... have bought a few extras to use in the coming years as well.
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