Just a quick note to let you know that we’re moving full-steam-ahead on the dictation books. We have five books in the works that cover 12,500 spelling words, including 6,000 of the most-frequently-used words in the English language. Each book contains 140 dictation exercises, which should last you about two school years if you do dictation a couple of times a week. We plan to publish them as e-books, so you won’t have to worry about shipping costs or delivery times — no matter where you live.

Oh, yes, that reminds me, we plan to make two versions available: one with American spelling and one with British spelling preferences. How does that sound to you?

If you’re not sure what prepared dictation is or how it’s used in the Charlotte Mason approach, take a look at the Getting Started section.

As of today, we have all the exercises selected and arranged in the books. We’re just doing final editing and beginning the work of producing an index for each book. We’ll let you know as soon as they are ready!

Update as of 3/2/06: They’re ready! Take a look at Spelling Wisdom.