Topic | Spelling power

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  • Jennifer

    I just got the spelling power book to use with my children and they are 10, 8, and 7.  My 7 year old is definitely ready as well.

    I am very overwhelmed with how much instructions are in there for me to go by and yet it says only 15 minutes per day.  I was wondering if there is anybody using this and is there a faster way for me to figure out what I need to do.  I am just looking for step instructions.  What I will be doing each day, etc.  I hope this all makes sense.  Just a little overwhelmed! Undecided

    Thank you!!! Jennifer 


    I haved used it for two years now. Here is what we do:

    Monday: Weekly testing with review words and new word list.

    Tuesday: Daily review with me (using checklist)

    Wednesday: Write 3 x and use each word in a sentence OR Look up word in dictionary.

    Thursday: SP activity card

    Friday: Review again for testing on Monday.

    I tried to figure out all of the rules of the curriculum, but just decided to do what worked best for my kids. I do like the concept of carrying over words they do not yet spell correctly Laughing Every “new year” of our schooling I do a placement test though…sometimes they move up, other times they move back or stay the same.


    We use it. Basically we do a spelling test a day starting with any words they missed last time plus new words. Before any new words I read the rule covering them and they write it in some fashion. I don’t make them write it out word for word, just notes to keep it before them. I usually go until they have missed 3-4 words. Of course if they are doing really well and not missing them, we stop at the end of a section or after 5-10 minutes. I should also say I make up sentences for the words as I go. Often I try to make them into one silly story. They like that. I have had more than one kid tell the doctor that spelling is their favorite subject which always seems to surprise him.

    Then they go over the words they missed using her 10(?) steps. HOnestly at this point I couldn’t say what all the steps are because my kids know them and do them on their own. It did take a few times initially of me going through the steps with them for them to remember them.


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