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Apples 2
Apples 2

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Ages: 10-13
Grade Levels: 5th-8th

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Do you have an older child that still struggles with spelling? You are not alone. Instead of berating yourself for the mistaken assumption that you have somehow failed your student, solve the problem. There are dozens of time-consuming spelling programs available to home educators, many of them excellent. That's fine if preparing for the spelling program is how you want to spend your day, but I don't. Face it; if your child is an awful speller anyway, then spending a considerable amount of time on a spelling program is not going to make his day. This is a large part of the appeal of the Apples program. Ten minutes a day is all that is required, with virtually no preparation on the part of the teaching parent. The program consists of daily drills that emphasize phonics rules by applying them in sentences, Bible verses, and puzzles. No long lists to memorize and no tests make Apples a winner with any reluctant student. Designed by a teaching parent, Apples shows a sensitivity toward practicality that few other spelling programs do. Some children will always struggle with spelling, but with the right foundation any child can become more capable. Apples 2 reviews some of the phonics rules learned in Apples and introduces new rules.
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Author: Susan Kemmerer
Pages: 163
Lessons: 150
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Schoolhouse Publishing
Made In: USA
Consumable: Yes
Reproducible: Yes, within a family unit

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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it fit the bill May 31, 2012
Reviewer: blessed4xover  
Two of my children were natural spellers; one was not. Apples was a painless way to help the one that needed it, while giving reinforcement to the ones who were already pretty good. I didn't want to single out my poor speller by ONLY giving spelling lessons to her, and Apples was the perfect way to give the help. I was impressed with Apples 2, though, because it covered more complex spelling rules that even my natural spellers mixed up sometimes. This is the most painless spelling practice I can imagine.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
For students that are not natural spellers October 23, 2008
Reviewer: Teni B. from Brookings, OR  
We loved Apples and Apples 2.   We used them for remedial spelling work for middle school students but I think they would be fine for most 4th-6th grade students.  The books are set up so that you don't have to be involved or do any prep work. The student learns the rule, and fills in the blanks to use the rule-based words in sentences. These books work well, for students that are not natural spellers by forcing them to pay attention to details. These books would be unnecessary for advanced spellers.

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A blessing October 20, 2008
Reviewer: Meg M. from Patuxent River, Maryland  
The Apples spelling book has been a blessing as well. For a mere few minutes a day my child gets a reinforcement of spelling rules as well as needed practice. I recommend it to anyone, especially those that need much repeating and learn a little slower.

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I was disappointed October 17, 2008
Reviewer: De U from Cameron, WI  
I purchased Apples and Apples 2 as a spelling review. I was disappointed that I was not informed that at times they misspell words for the kids to correct (ex-"shun" instead of "tion"). I feel strongly that I desire my kids to only see the correct spelling of a word in print, therefore I did not use the program. It looked like a decent enough program if you don't mind the correcting of misspelled words.

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