Spelling Workout 2001 Level A Student Edition

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Item #: 023941
ISBN: 9780765224804
Grade: 1
Author: Phillip Trocki

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Publisher: Modern Curriculum Press
Pub. Date: 2003
Binding: Trade Cloth
Edition: Revised; Student Manual, Study Guide, etc., illustrated
Language: English
Age Range: 6
Grade Range: 1

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Great spelling curriculum
I love using this curriculum, and I especially like using this level for my new readers. It has a phonics review in the beginning and gently eases the student into learning harder and harder words. It methodically teaches the spelling rules throughout the curriculum, so I know my kids will learn to spell well.
June 1, 2019
2 months ago
Love it
This is a great book for kids to learn to spell. My kids love the activities and learn very well from them.
July 5, 2017
over 2 years ago
My 6 year old enjoys the variety of exercises in this book. Keeps it interesting for him, he does it mostly by himself, with me checking the work after, or helping in case he doesn't understand something. He reads really well however, and is able to read all the text in the book by himself. We're most likely to get the following edition.
November 9, 2015
over 3 years ago
Looking for a good workout for young elementary age spellers? You might want to check out "Spelling Workout A" by Modern Curriculum Press My daughter now seven recently finished Workout A and has moved on to Workout B and I�m discovering many features that I like about this spelling curriculum Spelling Workout is a workbook series designed to teach spelling to young readers and writers The �A� workbook is the first and accordingly starts with several lessons devoted to reviewing letters and letter sounds The student will first practice writing and reading letters and identifying beginning and ending letter sounds Lesson 6 is where the workbook moves into the format that you and your student will become familiar with in the rest of the workbook Each lesson presents several list words (you begin with six words per lesson and gradually build up to eight) The list words aren�t chosen randomly but center around one teaching concept presented on the lesson�s first page For instance Lesson 6 presents words with beginning and ending �s � �t � and �b� letter sounds Lesson 35 the final non-review lesson concentrates on action words with �ing� endings For each lesson the student is given a variety of exercises to help familiarize them with the words I like that the student is given ample opportunity each week to both read and write the words The repetition helps reinforce spelling but also gives early elementary students needed reading and writing practice The words are presented first in bold letters in a group of sentences the student can read on their own Eventually these sentences will become longer and form stories Then you�ll find spelling tips set off by a friendly little spelling �bee� graphic which help reinforce the week�s teaching concept Finally the student is given opportunity to interact with the words in a series of approximately five exercises each one designed to encourage the student to write the words in whole or in partThe variety of the exercises is excellent though the variety also has some consistency Early exercises include things like writing the missing beginning or ending sound of a word writing list words to finish each sentence writing list words beginning with the same sound as an object in a picture or writing list words that match a picture Each lesson also gives an opportunity for spellers to craft their own sentence (or later sentences) that tells a story describes something or provides directions Every few weeks a review lesson is presented with no new list words that week The variety keeps things interesting and the inclusion of simple drawings and black and white photos helps visual learners The pages are busy but not overwhelming and though the majority of the workbook is printed in black and white (which helps keeps the cost down) headers and borders are printed in one bright color: red for Workout A The workbook also contains a glossary in the back containing every list word your student encounters We loved this feature and utilized it to teach dictionary skills As lessons progress exercises become more challenging Students are introduced to different concepts as they write list words to match clues identify words that rhyme with list words or write groups of words in ABC order They�re also introduced to the concept of proofreading and taught to identify common mistakes such as spelling mistakes capital letter mistakes and missing periods This reinforces beginning grammar concepts As you can see there�s a lot of writing involved even if you choose to pace your student with only one lesson per week The writing spaces provided in Workout A are large three-lined spaces with a dotted middle line like those you will find in most writing workbooks for this age level and that helps But the amount of writing required leads to the one caveat in my recommendation: don�t rush into starting this book with your young speller if they are not yet confidently writing their lower-case letters If a student is still struggling with letter formation or simply needs some lower-case letter review they will likely balk at having to do so much writing early on Once they are writing with more confidence they will likely find the exercises enjoyable I have not yet purchased or used the teacher�s guide for the early Spelling Workouts so I�ve found it important to think through creative ways to reinforce spelling practice beyond the given reading and writing exercises Having young students spell the words aloud write the words on a white board spell them with tiles sketch them in the air or trace them in sand are all helpful for various learning styles With a little extra thought and guidance behind each lesson Spelling Workout A can be an excellent component of early language arts
October 30, 2009
Although I thought this workbook was a little expensive (but still only $15) I have found it to be a good resource Each lesson is four pages long and has a variety of tasks The word lists are not overwhelming My daughter is a confident writer we do an entire lesson on Mondays review and quiz on Tuesday Wednesday off and then a new lesson on Thursdays and a review and quiz on Fridays The "Well- Trained Mind" suggests a few pages each day which would work out to be a lesson each week We are definitely going to continue with this series It has some pictures but they are small black and white and not distracting
October 25, 2007
Spelling Workout is a basic public school style spelling program I am almost finished with A for my 7 and 5 1/2 year olds and now towards the end of the book they are having difficulty The words are too difficult for them to "get" after the brief (but fun) exercises so now I am making up my own activities to practice the words every day which equals more work for me Further every review lesson is a nightmare because they didn't really learn the words to begin with - then we have 40 words to work on! I am going to try Spelling Power for next year
April 19, 2007
I hesitated to order a spelling program for my six year old/first grade son My son is very active and typically avoids workbook style school work My daughter uses an upper level Spelling Workout (Level G) and enjoys the variety of activities for each weekly lesson So I gave it a try I have been pleasantly surprised with Spelling Workout Level A My son enjoys the book The daily work is short and to the point He really seems to feel a sense of accomplishment when he figures out which words share the same sounds I did not buy the Teacher's Book I don't think you need it for this level However I own and use the Teacher Book for my daughter's level I reccommend this program and plan to continue with it I actually think I could have used the next level for my son so if you have an advanced reader buy the level above his/her grade level I don't think Spelling Workout is a Christian text However in nine weeks of lessons I have not come by anything in either level that I was uncomfortable with my children reading
October 23, 2006
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I have been using these for years. They are easy for kids and parents!
Nezir S on Jul 16, 2019
I have been using this series for my kids for years. I like it.
Lisa J on Jan 23, 2019
I have been using these for years. They are easy for kids and parents!
Nezir S on Jul 16, 2019
I chose this to supplement All About Spelling for my daughter and provide her with some extra practice in Spelling.
Keary O on Apr 16, 2019
I have been using this series for my kids for years. I like it.
Lisa J on Jan 23, 2019
Great independent spelling practice, especially when you are homeschooling several children. Most of my kids have enjoyed these workbooks.
Racheal A on Sep 18, 2018
Well Trained Mind Resource Recommendation
Jessica B on Aug 24, 2018
Recommended in The Well-Trained Mind
Katy M on Jul 24, 2018
My kids really enjoy the MCP spelling workbooks. So much so that spelling is often their favorite subject!
Lauren F on Jul 23, 2018
Wanted a daily exercise for my 5 year old to practice.
Wendy H on Mar 17, 2018
Recommended in The Well-Trained Mind
Anne S on Mar 14, 2018
This program is recommended in "The Well-Trained Mind" and it appears to be a good level for reviewing and reinforcing what my child learned in the Sing, Spell, Read and Write Grade 1 program.
Christine B on Feb 24, 2018
Mentioned by a few resources, and is very affordable.
Dan W on Dec 23, 2017
Want to try this with my daughter. Heard good things.
Joy W on Sep 28, 2017
My kids really do well with this program.
Rita G on Sep 25, 2017
we've always used spelling workout and my 1st grader is starting spelling
Stephanie L on Aug 31, 2017
suggested by well trained mind
elizabeth G on Aug 21, 2017
It came highly recommended from several sources including The Well Trained Mind and seemed a perfect fit for my daughter's introduction into the world of spelling. I look forward to working in this book with her.
Traci on Aug 12, 2017
We loved this program for our first grader this year, so we are using it for his brother next year. It corresponds perfectly with plaid phonics! We love both!
Jill E on Jun 18, 2017
I have used Spelling Workout with my oldest son, I am looking for a simple but to the point spelling curriculum to use with 3 boys. All About Spelling is not working for us, as my boys like to work independently. Need to simplified our schooling.
OLIVIA V on Mar 15, 2017
I like this program's simplicity. It's what I used growing up and I use the same format with my children that we used in grade school.
Alicia P on Dec 29, 2016
This book series was recommended from "The Well-Trained Mind." My son is currently in 1-2 second grade, and we felt remediation may improve his confidence. We plan to begin home learning Summer 2017.
Amy M on Dec 4, 2016
Awesome program. The lessons are engaging and they learn to spell in a way that is very applicable.
Rita G on Nov 16, 2016
Child needs help with spelling, feel other workbooks would be inadequate since all they have are fill in the sound blanks, not actual spelling work.
Rachel M on Nov 8, 2016
We are doing a home school co-op and this is part of the recommended workbooks
Caitlyn R on Oct 12, 2016
very good for early writers
Aissha M on Sep 22, 2016
Recommended in The Well Trained Mind.
Stephanie P on Sep 4, 2016
This came recommended by an experienced home schooling family
Katherine D on Aug 21, 2016
Have used this before and really liked it.
Michelle J on Jul 16, 2016
I heard that these pencils sharpen well, and that the tips last!
Jessie B on Jul 11, 2016
Recommended by "Well Trained Mind" book.
User on Jun 10, 2016
same as above
Deborah B on Jun 8, 2016
We have used Spelling Workout for five years and it's the only spelling program we have needed. It's a great price, easy to use, low prep, and it's effective. My kids like the worksheet approach, and I like the ease of use and good value. I am now starting Level A with my youngest child and I didn't even have to think about what curriculum to buy -- I always buy Spelling Workout.
User on Jun 7, 2016
This seems like a straightforward spelling program, without all the bells and whistles. We tried All About Spelling, but my son is a natural speller, so it felt like we were wasting a lot of time doing the activities.
Sara F on Apr 19, 2016
My youngest is starting lessons, and I needed an empty workbook A.
Amy T on Mar 22, 2016
Similar words are grouped together. Fun puzzles (cross word puzzles, alphabet order, editing) and exercises to reinforce each lesson.
Robin O on Mar 16, 2016
Have used other levels of this method in the past.
Jessica S on Jan 10, 2016
I use this spelling program for my 1-2-3rd graders. I find it comprehensive with well laid out lessons in spelling and word use :)
Debbie B on Nov 16, 2015
It's easy to use and a good basic spelling program
Roberta R on Oct 9, 2015
We've used it before.
Carissa C on Sep 30, 2015
I chose this to supplement All About Spelling for my daughter and provide her with some extra practice in Spelling.
Keary O on Apr 16, 2019
Great independent spelling practice, especially when you are homeschooling several children. Most of my kids have enjoyed these workbooks.
Racheal A on Sep 18, 2018
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