My 4th grader is on lesson 96 of Spelling Wisdom 1. I would like to begin next year with Spelling Wisdom 2 and skip the rest of SW 1. Will she be missing out on something if I do this? This is primarily because she needs to practice the passage as copywork first–she been doing that all this year, and her spelling has improved immensely, but I tried having her just study the passage and words she thought she might have trouble spelling (for 2 days), and her spelling and attention to detail such as punctuation deteriorated markedly, so she’s not ready for that. Her handwriting speed is super slow, about 4-5 words per minute, and the passages she’s doing now average 6 lines long and are rapidly getting longer. So if she spends 10 minutes a day doing a passage as copywork, she doesn’t get more than 3 lines of it written. Her typing speed is somewhat faster, 9-10 words per minute, but she’s not fluent enough/coordinated enough at this point to look at the book and type any faster than her handwriting speed. We school four days a week, and have been using SW 3 days a week (1 passage per week). It would be much simpler to just have shorter passages again next year.caedmynParticipant
Why not break up the current ones and do half one week and half another? Honestly, I don’t think it matters if you move to the second book, but I didn’t write the curriculum so I don’t know for sure! My goal has always been to do it slow and steady and not plan to finish all the levels, just get where we get.
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