Spelling You See Level C: Wild Tales Student Pack

Spelling You See Level C: Wild Tales Student Pack

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Product Description:

Includes 2 Student workbooks (Part 1 and Part 2) and colored pencils.

Publisher Description:

The Wild Tales Student Pack includes two student workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils. Each of the 36 lessons is divided into five parts, A through E, and includes two or four facing pages that are designed to be completed in 10 to 15 minutes. The Student Pack includes two student workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils. Each day, the instructor reads the passage together with the student. Students will also "chunk" the appropriate letter patterns indicated for that day's lesson and have opportunities for copywork, free writing, and writing from dictation throughout the week.

Wild Tales will continue your student's journey through the skill development stage of spelling. For the first seven weeks, your student will continue to work with the nursery rhyme theme from Jack and Jill before transitioning into nonfiction passages about animals beginning in Lesson 8.

Category Description for Spelling You See Level C:

For the student who knows all letter sounds, spells many common words correctly, and is becoming comfortable with reading. This level starts with nursery rhymes, then transitions into nonfiction passages about animals. Resources include the Passages, 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. 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; a placement guide is available from a link in our online description.

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.

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




Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade Start
2
Grade End
4
EAN
728943500998
Format
Other
Brand Name
Demme Learning
Weight
2.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 10.88" x 1.44"
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We loved this when we bought it for an older child.
Audra O on Aug 23, 2019
Just started this program halfway through this year and I am already seeing BIG improvements in my girls' spelling! Need this student pack for my younger daughter to have for next year.
Alexa M on Apr 24, 2019
We loved this when we bought it for an older child.
Audra O on Aug 23, 2019
Spelling improved dramatically. And strangely, the kids just like it. It allows for more autonomous work for several days too.
Melissa B on May 16, 2019
Just started this program halfway through this year and I am already seeing BIG improvements in my girls' spelling! Need this student pack for my younger daughter to have for next year.
Alexa M on Apr 24, 2019
The format really seems like it will be the best way to teach and learn spelling.
Jennifer G on Mar 16, 2019
I love this product as it helps my son and daughter really think about how to spell and write. I'd highly recommend it.
Kristine V on Aug 1, 2018
Highly recommend the Spelling You See series - the lessons are only about 10 minutes a day and the results are amazing!
Margaret P on May 26, 2018
Spelling improved dramatically. And strangely, the kids just like it. It allows for more autonomous work for several days too.
Melissa B on May 16, 2019
The format really seems like it will be the best way to teach and learn spelling.
Jennifer G on Mar 16, 2019
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May 16, 2019
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8 months ago
Great program, getting results with minimal time. Works with my dyslexic children!
Finally a spelling program that works and one we love! I have tried many spelling programs over the years with my daughters who are dyslexic and this one really works for them. We tried others and they could not memorize the rules and I really do not like programs that have all the rules, b/c there are so many rule breakers. I do Charlotte Mason and love her way of spelling, just knowing basic phonics and then using copywork and dictation, which is what this program uses, but using that alone wasn't working for my girls, they just weren't good at picking up patterns in spelling. Spelling Wisdom from Simply Charlotte Mason works great for my son who is not dyslexic, and I love that program b/c I love all the quotes she uses for them to learn their spelling. But what I love about this program is that it just gently teaches kids to be observant with patterns of our language without all the crazy rules and rule breakers that I have seen in other programs. She has the kids highlight vowel teams or consonant teams from the passage they are learning how to spell. And there is not too much highlighting, like there would be if you highlighted every rule, it is subtle, but effective and makes the kids do the work. We have finished half the book and they are really improving! And it is pretty independent during the week, then I dictate the lesson to them on Friday. It takes me a minute or 2 to check there work on Mon-Thurs and ask them about any difficult words, then about 5 mins to dictate the passage to them on Friday. And there is a free day in there, so if we miss a day, it is easy to skip that and just keep going. And I don't have to spend 20 mins a day with each of them teaching them how to spell, which is what other programs call for, which was too much of a time burden for me, and it was boring for them, all the rules and words in isolation. Will continue with this program and then continue with Spelling Wisdom afterwards. Hope that helps someone else who is struggling with spelling for their children.
May 26, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago

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