Spelling You See Level B: Jack & Jill Universal Set with Guide

Spelling You See Level B: Jack & Jill Universal Set with Guide

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Item #: 071186
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Product Description:

Includes 2 Student workbooks (Part 1 and Part 2), colored pencils, a Handwriting Guide sheet and Instructor book.

Publisher Description:

The Jack and Jill Universal Set includes everything you need to move your student from the phonetic stage to the skill development stage of spelling, with 36 weekly lessons (divided into five parts): the Instructor's Handbook with introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See and a Getting Started guide, and the Student Pack, which includes two Student Workbooks, and a pack of erasable colored pencils. Jack and Jill uses fun and engaging nursery rhymes to teach spelling skills and introduce new words. Nursery rhymes tell a story, helping students develop an understanding of simple narrative sequences and provide expanded opportunities for vocabulary development. Easy to say and easy to learn, nursery rhymes add an indispensable auditory component to this level.

Category Description for Spelling You See Level B:

For the student who prints easily with lowercase letters and knows most sounds, including long and short vowels. These weekly lessons use nursery rhymes. Resources include a Daily Dictation List, a General Dictation List, Passages for Dictation, an Answer Key, a Glossary, and a Bibliography.

Category Description for Spelling You See:

Chunking, copywork, and dictation. Those three skills encapsulate the Spelling You See (SYS) program from Demme Learning (the Math-U-See people). To obtain "good spelling skills" means that correctly spelled words are locked in long term memory, ready to be plunked down into writing assignments and used in emails without the benefit of spell-checkers. Remembering letter patterns and using words in context provide the not-so-secret pathway to long-term spelling mastery. Spelling You See delivers a systematic and easy-to-use methodology for recognizing letter patterns and developing visual memory by the repetitious use of words in context.

The Spelling You See methodology employs chunking (identifying and color-marking the letter combinations) in a real-life informative passage to identify the spelling rules in words and then copywork (first) and dictation (follow-up) to solidify the word's visual picture and send it to long-term memory. It works! With SYS, you can totally avoid the learned-by-Friday, forgotten-by-Monday nature of weekly spelling list programs; there are no weekly spelling lists or tests.

Identifying five developmental stages of spelling, SYS then targets their levels to these stages. Stage I is Preliterate; students are learning about the printed page and the flow of reading material based on their literary environment. Stage II, Phonetic, is an auditory stage where students become able to distinguish the individual sounds that make up spoken words. Stage III, Skill Development, is learning effective ways to deal with the phonics exceptions. Repetition over several years is necessary at this stage. In Stage IV, Word Extension, the focus is on syllables, prefixes and suffixes. Lastly, Stage V, Derivational Constancy, looks for word root patterns.

Movement through these developmental stages is sequential as each stage builds on the previous one. Spelling stages do not necessarily correspond to reading levels - an excellent reader can still struggle with spelling. Developing a strong visual memory is the underlying skill set that is critical for progressing through the stages which also don't necessarily conform to grade levels. [Any grade level assignments noted on our listings is for the convenience of our customers and have not been assigned by the authors of the program.] The consistency and repetition of the SYS daily work builds visual memory. Please note the skills associated with each level to determine good placement for your student; placement guidelines are available from www.spellingyousee.com.

All levels have 36 weeks of lessons, each providing daily activities for five days. Course components include an Instructor Handbook plus a two-volume set of Student Workbooks (except Level A which has only a single Student Workbook).

The Instructor Handbooks include an introduction that reviews the SYS philosophy, outlines the five developmental stages, and provides curriculum sequence and placement guidelines. The rest of the book contains the specifics for that particular level. These include a Getting Started section, Lesson-by-Lesson Instructions, a Weekly Activity Guide, and a Frequently Asked Questions section that addresses random issues that may arise.

An Answer Key for each level is included in the back of the Instructor's Handbook. These answer keys are full-color and show the highlighting and underlining (in appropriate colors) that the student is being asked to do (which also simplifies the grading process). Each level has an online page with links to additional materials and resources. The website and an access code are included with each Instructor Handbook.

Weekly lessons follow a consistent pattern that includes guided reading, chunking (marking words), copywork, and dictation. Each week also features special activities that vary with the level. For instance, Level C has "No Rule Day" with activities to encourage writing. Each level has its own theme. Informative passages in each of the weekly lessons relate to this theme. These passages vary in length from lists of words in Level A to rhymes in Level B, to 60 or so words in Level C, to 100 or so words in Level G. Each weekly lesson starts with reading the passage. All passages are included in the Resources section of the Instructor Handbook.

Chunking is the colorful heart of the SYS program and it's easy to see why the consistent color-coding of the passage words develops visual memory. Chunking involves identifying a phonics pattern within words and highlighting it. Types of chunks are highlighted with specific colors. For instance, vowel chunks are yellow, consonant chunks are blue, bossy r' is purple, silent letters are orange, and tricky y' guy is green. Although the colors don't vary, different levels focus on different chunks. The lessons, especially those in the earlier levels, include instructions on how to identify the chunks.

Chunking, highlighting, and copying the passage make up the activities for the first three days weekly. The third day often incorporates an additional activity: perhaps exercises, perhaps composition. The last two days are reserved for dictation (the same passage, but written from hearing it read). Dictation days are skill building days (not tests). The student is encouraged to write a word several times to see which way looks right (to catch sloppy copy).

The two Student Workbooks provide ample space for all the written work (with perforated pages for easy removal if you choose). Artwork is generous, colorful, and pertains to each level's theme. Students need a regular pencil and colored pencils or highlighters to complete lessons. Workbook sets B-G each include a good-quality set of erasable colored pencils. ~ Janice

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trying something new
kimberly l on Aug 19, 2020
I have used other levels of the Spelling You See texts and in every instance my students enjoyed learning.
Ellen F on Aug 13, 2020
trying something new
kimberly l on Aug 19, 2020
Unique- not memorizing lists. More interactive hopefully makes more memorable?
Paige M on Aug 16, 2020
I have used other levels of the Spelling You See texts and in every instance my students enjoyed learning.
Ellen F on Aug 13, 2020
ive heard good things and wanted to try it out
Rebecca S on Aug 9, 2020
The Spelling You See program comes highly recommended from a friend. I can't wait to start using it with my dyslexic son.
Elizabeth P on Aug 9, 2020
Best spelling curriculum I've seen
User on Aug 6, 2020
Used with my older son and find it to be a great out of the box spelling program.
Jessica H on Aug 5, 2020
For my students
Kimberly Z on Aug 4, 2020
Love this !
robin c on Jul 31, 2020
For my first grader
Jenna C on Jul 30, 2020
Recommended by friends and Cathy Duffy
Sarah K on Jun 1, 2020
After researching what is best for my kids and also best for my use this was the obvious choice.
Lana W on May 21, 2020
Melody M on May 19, 2020
I've heard great reviews about this nontraditional approach to teaching spelling. I look forward to my children learning more than just spelling lists, but even basic words in context through paragraph format copywork.
Christina K on May 7, 2020
We enjoyed level A and wanted to continue.
Erica W on Jan 24, 2020
We love the Spelling You See curriculum! Our older children are thriving using this curriculum over any of the other spelling books we have used in the past. Excited that our younger children are now old enough to use this method as well! We are certain it is helping them to learn to be proficient in understanding the rules of the English language!
Heidi M on Jan 15, 2020
I love their approach to spelling and can't wait to see how much it helps my kids!
Amy C on Sep 1, 2019
Friend recommendation
Michelle C on Aug 9, 2019
The lovely Curriculum Advisors helped me determine this was good fit for my son to help him with writing and spelling.
User on Aug 2, 2019
My child was interested in the sample we downloaded. We will use this to help with reading, spelling, and handwriting practice.
Susan W on May 22, 2019
My son complete Level A and is ready for Level B. He has done very well with this spelling method without memorizing lists. Since Level A begins by focusing on phonics sounds with CVC words, I believe it has helped him become a better reader as well. My oldest has completed Level C and is now using Level D. I highly recommend!
Melinda H on Apr 5, 2019
we have used Level A and have enjoyed it.
Rebecca C on Mar 20, 2019
Cathy Duffy Recommended "top pick"
Tonia M on Mar 15, 2019
This is a good supplement
Stacy B on Feb 11, 2019
My son is using level D and wanted to start using with my daughter
Diana A on Oct 31, 2018
We love the math u see program so thought to try the spelling program. I do like how they present nursery rhymes and offer handwriting practice at the same time. If our son enjoys this level, it seems the future levels are quite interesting as well, being introduced to various topics while learning spelling.
Inna A on Sep 30, 2018
I saw the HomeschoolOn review on youtube and it sounds perfect for us!
Megan V on Sep 7, 2018
I like that its hands on with writing.
Brigette F on Sep 4, 2018
This was a success last year and we wanted to continue with the 2nd grade version.
Ashley B on Aug 14, 2018
Loved the 1st one I got!
Jennifer L on Jun 2, 2018
We are finishing up Level A to transition to B.
Ashley H on May 13, 2018
My daughter tried the sample and absolutely loved it. Learning is so much better when one enjoys it.
Peleaulani on Feb 16, 2018
To help my 8 year old on her spelling. Her reading level is on C, I choose B as advised.
Anay D on Jan 8, 2018
Unique- not memorizing lists. More interactive hopefully makes more memorable?
Paige M on Aug 16, 2020
ive heard good things and wanted to try it out
Rebecca S on Aug 9, 2020
What makes this set universal?
A shopper on Feb 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure, but I will take a guess that it is because it comes with all of the components, the teacher book, two student books (the lessons are split between to books), the handwriting guide, and the erasable pencils. You are able to buy the books separately if you should need to. Therefore, this is called an universal set.
Is there a reading/phonics program that goes well with Spelling You See? I currently use Logic of English.
A shopper on May 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Logic of English is what we use too! I don’t think Spelling You See is necessary to add to LoE but if the child needs some extra practice it’s a perfect compliment. That’s what we do.
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No more frustration or complaining about Spelling!
We started this year with a traditional spelling list, practice, and test weekly program. My 1st grade son was in tears because he was having trouble remembering how to spell words. Now we are doing Jack and Jill Spelling You See. My son doesn’t complain or get frustrated. Spelling is now a subject he looks forward to. ??
September 10, 2020
2 months ago
Terrific spelling program.
Son his behind in spelling g and this is a great curriculum to help him get started. Curriculum advisor recommend this program after telling her where son is at for spelling.
Son likes getting new colored erasable pencils each program.
August 22, 2020
1 year ago
My daughter enjoys this spelling
This program has a lot of copy work, but it works for my highly visual daughter. She is 6 and loves the nursery rhymes, colored pencils, and that she can see the words. Hearing the words and guessing the spelling didn't work for her at all, that is why we switched her to spelling you see.
August 18, 2020
3 months ago
My daughter loves doing her lessons. It is quick and easy and seems to be improving handwriting and spelling.
June 6, 2020
5 months ago
My child loves Spelling You See!
We are really liking this simple curriculum! It's easy to understand and my daughter is improving in her spelling. We'll definitely use Spelling You See in subsequent years.
November 30, 2019
1 year ago
We just started the SUS program and I can already see that my daughter is enjoying it! I’m excited to see how much she learns with her spelling as well as memorizing nursery rhymes.
August 12, 2018
over 2 years ago

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