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Sequential Spelling 1 Student Workbook - New Version
Extra Student Workbook for the revised version of Sequential Spelling.

About Sequential Spelling:
This new edition of Sequential Spelling has been revised to be much more friendly to the home schooling parent rather than the professional teacher, making an easy-to-use program even easier to use while maintaining all the basic features we’ve always liked! Read our blog post to learn more about what's changed in Sequential Spelling Version 2.

Brilliant Methodology
I am an atrocious speller; don't even ask what atrocious looked like before I spell-checked this copy! But I find it interesting that I am not consistently a bad speller, as I do have some strengths. When I consider those strengths, I recall not phonics rules per se, but patterns that were diligently taught by some nameless teacher in my past. Having recognized the brilliance of that methodology, I was more than eager to examine the Sequential Spelling series.

Spell with Word Families
While we intuitively teach our children to read via word families (first at, then bat, cat, fat, and so forth), we rarely incorporate that same methodology in teaching spelling. Instead we shift to burdensome rules and endless lists of seemingly random words.

Easy to Use
Sequential Spelling is radically different as it is firmly entrenched in teaching using word families. The parent dictates a word, then the child writes it in his notebook. The child corrects any error right away before the next word is dictated, for when he immediately corrects his own mistakes, he will learn and retain more. Every day, every lesson is a test. That's it, that's the program. Your child will never be asked to study for a spelling test; the author believes that the tests should be a learning device, not a method of evaluation.
This common sense spelling program is incredibly easy for a parent to use.

Easily Adapted for a Variety of Ages
Each level of Sequential Spelling consists of 180 days of lessons. If you find the list of twenty-five words too much for your child, then do fewer words a day. While Level One can be used with a first-grader, it is equally effective with an older child who needs to build a solid spelling foundation. There is nothing juvenile about this program, so dive in at whatever level seems appropriate.

180 Daily Tests
Sequential Spelling eliminates the study-for-the-test-and-forget-by-Monday syndrome. Each of the seven levels has 180 daily tests of twenty-one words for a total of over 25,000 words!

Important Note: Sequential Spelling is not based on grade level. The sequences are based on building from easy words to advanced words, as from all to tall, stall, install, installment, installation. However, for some of you it will be helpful to walk through the simple placement test.

Additional Note: If you opt to use the DVD in conjunction with the Student Workbook for levels 1-5, please note that because of a few later changes to the workbooks there will be an occasional discrepancy between the word lists on the DVD versus the lists in the workbook. This will not affect the spelling exercises which are the core of the program, but can impact some of the peripheral activities such as crossword puzzles.

Important Note: The Sequences are not based on grade level curriculum. The sequences are based on building from easy words to advanced words. as from all to tall, stall, install, installment, installation. However, for some of you it will be helpful to walk through the simple placement test.

View first 4 lessons from each of the seven levels.
View 1st 8 lessons for Level 1 (Includes full Preface and author's Instructions)

Publisher's Information
Author: Don McCabe
Pages: 376
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2011
ISBN: 9781935943075
Publisher: AVKO Educational Research Foundation
Made In: USA
Consumable: Yes
Reproducible: No

Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

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Love it! This curriculum is October 15, 2014
Reviewer: Skarlet P.  
Love it! This curriculum is also especially good for reluctant spellers, or spellers suffering from dyslexia.

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Not sure... November 8, 2013
Reviewer: Kimberlee  
I like the sequential approach to learning spelling, but I find myself having to supplement the book with a lot of time teaching spelling strategies apart from the book. I ordered it for my 2nd grader, as recommended, but ended up delaying using it until 3rd grade because he was so frustrated with it. It's taken me a while to figure out how to work with him so that he can actually learn these words -- not just get through the lesson as quickly as possible. And I still don't think we've "arrived" at quite the right solution. He likes the novelty of using the dvd to do the lesson (instead of having me read him the words), and I like how it frees me up to work with my other child while he does the dvd. So...I have mixed feelings about this program.

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Useful Tool for Teaching Spelling August 9, 2013
Reviewer: Mrs. Cook  
Pros: -Very through. -Slowly increases in difficulty in order to teach the rules of sequential spelling. (ie: at, mat, matter, mattering, etc. It builds upon itself.) -It teaches spelling rules, such as when to use "oo" verses "ou" when spelling words. -Stresses learning homophones. -The parent must be present to complete these lessons. Some may see this as a con, but I see it as a big plus. It's good for the parent/teacher to be there to correct spelling mistakes as they happen, and really get the opportunity to reinforce spelling rules while the child is in the midst of the lesson. (Spelling is very important is this house!) Cons: -Time-consuming. -Can be a struggle for chldren who hate to sit and write. -It can begin to feel reduntant for the parent and the child. While I do sometimes feel it can be tedious, I do realize that it is necessary in order to make spelling a habit, so it will be something they don't even have to think about later on. Short-term sacrafice for long-term gain! Overall, I am impressed with this book, and I most definitely recommend it.

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Such a great program January 14, 2013
Reviewer: Brooke  
My family has really enjoyed sequential spelling and while I suppose this book isn't absolutely necessary I am glad I purchased it for my two kids. Each day has lines for that days spelling test. On the backside of each day is some work to continue familiarity with the words. Having one book where the spelling goes makes life easier for me. We use these books in conjunction with the DVD and that has been a great fit for us. I have decided to forgo the backside of each sheet. We are trying to cut down on an busy work for my boys since it seems to really discourage them but as a kid I would have enjoyed the exercises.

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Sequential Spelling October 15, 2012
Reviewer: jasonphos  
I very much dislike this book, my 8 year-old son is a perfectionist, if there is one wrong letter in his spelling he gets VERY frustrated, and no amount of telling him that it's ok to make a mistake will make him feel better. Furthermore writing is NOT his favorite thing so it takes him a long time to write one word, imagine writing 25! There has to be a book that is more dynamic and efficient than this one. I'll definitely be looking for one.

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