Monday, January 16, 2012
Sequential Spelling review
Sequential Spelling now has videos that you can purchase to give the spelling lists for you. It is a computer run DVD, and it shows the words with roots in a different color. With a word like "spinning", SS highlights the pattern "inn". However, I highlight the pattern as "in" and then reinforce the spelling rule that when a short vowel word adds an ending, you double the consonant - so, in "spinning", you start with the short vowel word "spin", double the "n", and add "ing".
There are about 25 words per day. When the kids really know a pattern and can put endings on that pattern easily, I will keep the number of words at 25, but combine two lists together.
So far, I like Sequential Spelling. I have a hard time giving the lists, because the 2yo is usually clinging and screaming during spelling time. I'm not sure why that is (she doesn't like spelling?) In a perfect world, I would just hand our daily spelling lists off to the DVD and be done with it. I might resort to that, depending on how many bad days in a row we have:) But for me, Spelling is one of those subjects I stay involved in so that the kids learn their spelling rules.