Spelling Wisdom US book 2
Spelling Wisdom Book 2

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Spelling Wisdom Book 2

$20.95$28.95

Charlotte Mason spelling curriculum that teaches today’s 6,000 most frequently used words presented in the writings of great men and women of history. Available in both American and British spelling versions! (Grades 5 and 6) See full description

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Teach spelling with some of the greatest minds in history!

Learn today’s 6,000 most frequently used words presented in the writings of great men and women of history! Now you can have the confidence that you’re teaching the words your student needs to know, using the Charlotte Mason method of prepared dictation.

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  • Easy — Teaches spelling and punctuation in just a few minutes each week. (See our simple how to use Spelling Wisdom instructions.)
  • Thorough — The Spelling Wisdom series incorporates more than 12,500 words, including the 6,000 most frequently used words in the English language.
  • Effective — Uses the tried-and-true method of prepared dictation, which Charlotte Mason endorsed.
  • Interesting and inspiring — Presents beautiful and fascinating ideas from great men and women of history that encourage and motivate children as they learn to spell the words.
  • Flexible — Allows you to progress at each student’s pace.
  • Saves Time — Can be used for copywork as well.

What Is Prepared Dictation?

Prepared dictation is a method of learning spelling words in context. For each lesson, a passage is studied until the student is confident he knows how to spell every word. The teacher then dictates the passage and the student writes it. No rote memory with long lists of spelling words! This is the truly natural way to learn to spell.

A Complete Homeschool Spelling Curriculum

The five Spelling Wisdom books’ exercises become progressively longer and contain more difficult words as you work through the series. Each book contains 140 exercises. If you cover two exercises per week, you should be able to finish a Spelling Wisdom book in a little less than two school years.

Placing Your Child

Dictation exercises begin in 3rd grade. Here is how the books correspond to each grade:

Book 1: Grades 3 and 4

(Transcription for lessons 1–70; transition to prepared dictation with Lessons 71–140.)

Grade 3 (Exercises 1–70) — Assign the whole passage to be transcribed. Occasionally ask the student to verbally spell two or three words from the passage from memory.

Grade 4 (Exercises 71–140) — Assign up to the whole passage. Dictate one or two sentences.

Book 2: Grades 5 and 6

Grade 5 (Exercises 1–70) — Assign up to the whole passage. Dictate two or three sentences.

Grade 6 (Exercises 71–140) — Assign up to the whole passage. Dictate three or four sentences.

Book 3: Grades 7 and 8

Grade 7 (Exercises 1–70) — Assign the whole passage. Dictate up to one paragraph.

Grade 8 (Exercises 71–140) — Assign the whole passage. Dictate up to one paragraph.

Book 4: Grades 9 and 10

Grade 9 (Exercises 1–70) — Assign the whole passage. Dictate up to two paragraphs.

Grade 10 (Exercises 71–140) — Assign the whole passage. Dictate up to two paragraphs.

Book 5: Grades 11 and 12

Grade 11 (Exercises 1–70) — Assign the whole passage. Dictate up to three paragraphs.

Grade 12 (Exercises 71–140) — Assign the whole passage. Dictate up to three paragraphs.

Quality Sources

Compiled from dozens of quality sources, including:

  • Excerpts from Literary Classics, such as Aesop’s Fables, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Black Beauty, David Copperfield, The Deerslayer, Freckles, Les Miserables, Little Women, Robinson Crusoe, The Secret Garden, The Story of My Life, and The Wind in the Willows.
  • Speeches and quotes of historical figures, such as Sir Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington.
  • Charlotte Mason quotes and excerpts from Ourselves.
  • Letters written by famous people, such as Beethoven, Seneca, Mozart, and Abraham Lincoln.
  • Poems, written by poets such as Stevenson, Wordsworth, Emerson, Longfellow, and Holmes.
  • Scripture passages.
  • Excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays, plus several Sonnets.

Add Using Language Well for more language arts lessons

With Using Language Well, the same passages from Spelling Wisdom are used for lessons teaching English usage, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and composition.

Additional Information

Weight1.15 lbs
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × .6 in
Author

Pages

180

Edition

Printed Book (American), E-book (American), E-book (British)

Binding

E-book, Spiral

Grade

Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 5

Lesson Plan

Individual Studies, Grade 5, Individual Studies, Grade 6

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