Spelling You See Level C: Wild Tales Universal Set

Spelling You See Level C: Wild Tales Universal Set

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The Level C material is for the student who knows all letter sounds, spells many common words correctly, and is comfortable with reading. In the revised edition, the first seven lessons are redone – there are no longer any nursery rhymes. New illustrations representing animals and nonfiction passages have taken the place of the nursery rhymes. Instructions are also simplified and clearer with lesson-by-lesson instruction. This set includes two student workbooks, an instructor’s handbook, and a set of 10 erasable colored pencils.

Publisher Description:

This Wild Tales set includes everything you need for continued focus on the Skill Development stage. Includes the Instructor's Handbook (with an Introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See, Getting Started guide, and Lesson-by-lesson instructions) and the Student Pack (2 Student Workbooks and Erasable colored pencils).

Wild Tales will continue your student's journey through the Skill Development state of spelling. Lessons feature interesting nonfiction passages about different animals. Students will read a passage with the instructor each day. Shared reading helps readers of all abilities 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.

This edition of Wild Tales features new carefully researched and realistic illustrations. The first seven lessons have changed to informative passages about animals. The Instructor's Handbook includes clear lesson-by-lesson instructions and more detailed information about activities.



Category Description for Spelling You See Level C - Revised:

For the student who knows all letter sounds, spells many common words correctly, and is becoming comfortable with reading. This level features nonfiction passages about animals. In the revised edition, the first seven lessons are redone – there are no longer any nursery rhymes. New illustrations representing animals and nonfiction passages have taken the place of the nursery rhymes. Instructions are also simplified and clearer with lesson-by-lesson instruction. 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


Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade Start
2
Grade End
4
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Format
Other
Brand Name
Demme Learning
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Going to give this a try after doing All About Spelling levels 1 and 2 just to see if this visual approach is a good fit
Jessica K on Jan 31, 2023
I used this series last year for both of my boys and I LOVED it! The lessons are open and go, brief, easy to use, and effective. I saw a great improvement in spelling for both of them. Ordering again for them and my Kindergarten student.
Charlene B on Aug 29, 2022
Going to give this a try after doing All About Spelling levels 1 and 2 just to see if this visual approach is a good fit
Jessica K on Jan 31, 2023
Spelling You See has been so helpful for my older children, so now I'm using it with the younger ones. It's the only spelling program that I've had success with, and it's fun to use!
Stephanie G on Sep 6, 2022
I used this series last year for both of my boys and I LOVED it! The lessons are open and go, brief, easy to use, and effective. I saw a great improvement in spelling for both of them. Ordering again for them and my Kindergarten student.
Charlene B on Aug 29, 2022
This was suggested to us by an eye specialist who said it would help our 10yr son who has some visual difficulty with dyslexia.
Shelly S on Aug 29, 2022
My son has dysgraphia and struggles with spelling (but not reading). The reviews indicated this would be a great match and the curriculum consultant confirmed this.
JEberhard on Jun 22, 2022
One of my children is really struggling with spelling so my sister recommended this. She uses it with her dyslexic child who used to be having trouble.
Patricia E on May 6, 2022
We completed Level A and I purchased Level B on Timberdoodle in a curriculum kit. When it arrived I opened it up, then realized it was not advanced enough. Your website has it for the same price with free shipping so I decided to purchase it here.
Danielle Y on May 5, 2022
Have used Spelling You See for my Kinder now heading into first grade. Just the perfect amount for each day.
stephanie B on Mar 15, 2022
Great spelling program. Working our way up the levels.
Elizabeth A on Feb 21, 2022
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
Spelling You See has been so helpful for my older children, so now I'm using it with the younger ones. It's the only spelling program that I've had success with, and it's fun to use!
Stephanie G on Sep 6, 2022
This was suggested to us by an eye specialist who said it would help our 10yr son who has some visual difficulty with dyslexia.
Shelly S on Aug 29, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
Love it!
We love math u see so much we thought we’d try this. I’m so glad we did! My struggling 4th grader has a speech impediment and dyslexia. Spelling has been a nightmare! This curriculum has helped her so much!
March 31, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
1 year 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
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over 2 years 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
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over 3 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
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over 4 years ago

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