Spelling You See Level C: Wild Tales Universal Set

Spelling You See Level C: Wild Tales Universal Set

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Item #: 071189
Grades: 2-4
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Product Description:

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

Publisher Description:

The Wild Tales Universal Set includes everything you need for a continued focus on skill development stage, with 36 weekly lessons (divided into five daily 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. 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. Students will read a passage with the instructor each day. Guided reading helps readers of all ability levels become familiar with the passage. Students will also "chunk" the appropriate letter patterns indicated for that day's lesson and will have opportunities for copywork, free writing, and writing from dictation throughout the week.

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 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 for spelling. Will help with punctuation, handwriting, and dictation.
Samantha P on Jan 20, 2022
A friend recommended it. She is homeschooling 4 children and has tried multiple spelling programs.
Casey W on Dec 24, 2021
Trying something new for spelling. Will help with punctuation, handwriting, and dictation.
Samantha P on Jan 20, 2022
I heard from a friend this was a great product. Her son's least favorite subject of spelling became his favorite! So had to give this a try. I really like the spelling approach of placing words in long-term memory through reading and dictation!
Ginger V on Jan 11, 2022
A friend recommended it. She is homeschooling 4 children and has tried multiple spelling programs.
Casey W on Dec 24, 2021
reviews online
Elizabeth T on Nov 18, 2021
We've been seeing good progress with Spelling U See. Continuing on!
Katrina W on Oct 26, 2021
Dr Holinga recommended this for our daughter during our annual assessment. We did not initially take her advice and we continued with our regular spelling and reading program, and then learned the hard way...she was right!!!
Megan Y on Sep 3, 2021
My child really enjoys the lessons in this series of spelling books.
Terry M on Aug 20, 2021
It was recommended to me
Rebekah H on Jul 24, 2021
We have used Spelling You See before and it was a good program.
Deborah B on Apr 29, 2021
Once I was able to understand teaching dictation with the Level B, I'm excited to move up to Level C after our summer break.
Darlene G on Apr 28, 2021
We finished Level B, and I have seen my son's spelling improve so much. Going to continue on with the next level. The repetition of copy work and highlighting the tricky blends is helping him recall so much!
Hilary S on Feb 3, 2021
Used with my older child who has dyslexia and she really liked this spelling curriculum.
Wendy L on Feb 3, 2021
My left-handed, tactile/kinesthetic learner has done very well with this program. Seeing the chunks in different colors helps her to remember how to spell most words. She enjoys hunting for the chunks in the words and she enjoys color-coding. She is almost done with level B so we are moving on to the next level.
Laura L on Jan 14, 2021
My oldest daughter has used this program, I'm getting this for my 3 grader! We love the program!
Kate R on Jan 12, 2021
I wanted a more phonetic approach.
Jessica F on Nov 10, 2020
Many have recommended this program and we can't wait to give it a try!
Larissa K on Nov 9, 2020
My child completed Level B and learned a lot from it. This program makes spelling enjoyable to teach and learn.
Stella H on Sep 8, 2020
great reviews from other people so i thought i would try it with my struggling speller
HEATHER J. on Aug 12, 2020
I chose Level C as my daughter has completed A and B. This has been an excellent program for her.
Sara C on Aug 5, 2020
chunking and learning words in context through repeated exposure. simple pain free way to learn to spell. I hope.
Monica T on Aug 3, 2020
Son has been slow to learn to read and this was recommended to help him start spelling. I did start with B and he really loves the high lighting part and asked to continue this curriculum.
User on Jul 22, 2020
We started using Spelling You See last year after trying other programs. This is easy for all of us and it is now my 7 year-old's favorite subject when asked!
Tonia M on Jul 6, 2020
One of my children naturally has beatific handwriting and intuitive spelling. Another one... does not :) I saw this curriculum at a friend’s house and realized it would be perfect for my daughter!
Katherine R on Jun 6, 2020
This seems to be a book my kid can take out and do easily after I. go through a. few things with him. Little parental involvement necessary.
Cornelia C on Jun 4, 2020
My struggling 2nd grader did so well with B this year, we are excited to continue with C next year.
JoAnne S on May 25, 2020
great reviews
jackie s on Apr 14, 2020
Not only did it build spelling ability, but also writing and memorization.
Hope M on Apr 6, 2020
I am using this spelling with my fourth grader this next school year.
Michelle P on Mar 30, 2020
I have homeschooled for 15 years, and I have used many spelling curricula. This is my favorite hands down! We used Level A and B so far, and I just ordered Level C. My children have enjoyed using this, the lessons are short, but effective, and I love all the rhymes they have learned while learning to spell at the same time!
Laurie L on Sep 21, 2019
Good reviews and my kid can't spell and needs a little something else.
Shani G on Sep 14, 2019
We used level B last year and loved it! Fun, easy & best of all my daughter was becoming a better speller! Great program!
Tina L on Aug 16, 2019
trying a new program I saw at the homeschool convention for a student with spelling trouble
Kaylie E on Aug 7, 2019
Love this spelling book!
Danielle B on Jul 23, 2019
A friend recommended it
Kim B on Apr 11, 2019
I've heard so many good things about the effectiveness of this product and seen the results. With so much praise about the ease, the fun and great results I'm excited to try it with my 4th grader.
Norma P on Mar 31, 2019
The format really seems like it will be the best way to teach and learn spelling.
Jennifer G on Mar 16, 2019
A friend told me about it and it looks helpful for my struggling 2nd grader.
Douglas and Andr H on Mar 4, 2019
Struggling with other spelling curriculum and wanted to try something else to see if it helped.
Cherice K on Dec 5, 2018
homeschool convention
Ashley Branch on Nov 15, 2018
I like the content
Chantelle H on Oct 16, 2018
It looks like a great combination of reading, spelling and writing. Splitting all of these items into different curriculum was making it too cumbersome for my 7 year old.
Sarah H on Jul 31, 2018
This is suggested for the Sonlight homeschool curriculum I'll be using this year and I have heard lots of good things about the program. We are going to try it out.
Mary S on Jul 20, 2018
My nephew has a brilliant mind for creating stories. I want to help him spell well so that he can communicate his ideas better.
Jannene G on Jul 17, 2018
It helps with handwriting as well as spelling. Has helped us a lot with spelling.
Andrea M on Jul 15, 2018
New way of teaching spelling to my son.
gina a on Jul 13, 2018
After much research, I'm impressed with the format of this curriculum and I'm hoping it will be effective for my struggling speller who deals with attention-deficit and processing issues.
Jennifer S on Jul 12, 2018
A different approach then the typical spelling!
Katelynne L on Jun 18, 2018
This works great with my special needs son. He loves this series.
Nicole C on Apr 10, 2018
It goes along with the style of learning we do at home, mostly Charlotte Mason.
Annalee R on Feb 14, 2018
Math u see is fantastic so I'm hoping spelling you see is just as effective.<br />the lessons are short and to the point, not just busy work.
Lynn f on Jan 10, 2018
I heard from a friend this was a great product. Her son's least favorite subject of spelling became his favorite! So had to give this a try. I really like the spelling approach of placing words in long-term memory through reading and dictation!
Ginger V on Jan 11, 2022
reviews online
Elizabeth T on Nov 18, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
The best I’ve found!
It’s so much more practical than making kids sit there and memorize a whole list of words. It also works on reading, and handwriting at the same time! I call that a win/win!
October 10, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best spelling program we've come across.
Spelling you see has been an outstanding program for us. All of the kids love it and I started seeing progress just after a week of using it.
August 16, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Phonics Awareness, but Fun!
I really love the stories, and how they go over the phonic rules in them.
April 8, 2021
11 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Spelling worth taking a look.
Finally found a spelling program my son actual wants to do. He enjoys highlighting the sounds/sequence for each day. He does struggle with understanding to look at the words in the rhyme so that on the last day that is what he needs to spell. Really enjoy having an off day where he can draw or write how he chooses.
August 22, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome spelling program
We love this product. My 10 year old really struggled with spelling. This has helped tremendously.
September 25, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I really like this method of spelling practice!
We are only 3 weeks in to using Spelling You See but I really love it so far. My daughter enjoys this method so much more than previous spelling practice we’ve done and I think I’m already seeing improvement in her spelling because of the repetition that’s used.
August 20, 2018
over 3 years ago

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