Friday, August 5, 2011


For Spelling (and Phonics review):

We're using All About Spelling. The spelling program that we had wasn't working for Norah, even with bribes. I really wanted it to work because that is how I learned to spell and how her dad learned to spell and most importantly... I had already paid for it. The program we had encouraged Norah to spell by just gaining enough familiarity with the way the words look to so she could copy them back out for the test, etc. This program, on the other hand, is supposed to be effective at getting kids to understand the sounds that make up the words, so effective that kids begin to spell words after hearing them without even seeing them first. How is that even possible? I don't know. But, I plan to find out!

1 comment:

Linda said...

I wish you luck with the All About Spelling program. I haven't used it, but I do have a child who needs a lot of help with spelling. We found that playing games, like on Spelling City, was a way for her to do extra reviewing without actually having to do spelling work that looked too much like a review (my child hates reviewing things!). Anyway, making it fun is helping my child with spelling difficulties. Best of luck with your spelling curriculum!