We have tried a few different approaches to helping our younger son master spelling, from creating our own spelling lists using his current literature assignments or science units to picking words he is consistently spelling wrong in homeschool and outside homeschool assignments. Nothing seemed to be sticking with him.
Over the summer, I researched several different options and looked at Spelling You See again. I had passed over the earlier levels because our son learned how to read and write at an early age. So even with the Readiness Guidelines that Spelling You See provides, I was unsure if I should start with levels A, B, or C. This year Level D seemed to be the perfect fit. We are studying American History. And Level D - Americana seemed to provide a challenge but also allow our son to build his spelling confidence.
When Timberdoodle offered us the opportunity to purchase the Spelling You See - Level D curriculum at a 50% discount in exchange for a review, it seemed like the perfect time to try this spelling curriculum. And as it is part of the 2021 Third Grade Curriculum Kit at Timberdoodle, it also seemed like a great idea to pick this level for our son.
What Is Spelling You See?
Spelling You See takes a multi-sensory approach to teaching spelling through writing, reading, speaking, and listening. It was invited by Dr. Karen Holinga, a former teacher, to allow students to build confidence and develop spelling skills at their own pace. There are no spelling lists. Instead, there are reading passages with everyday words for your child to practice their spelling skills.
What Is Part of the Curriculum from Timberdoodle?
If you purchase Spelling You See - Level D, you will receive the following items:
- Instructor's Handbook
- Student Workbook, Part 1
- Student Workbook, Part 2
- Colored Pencils
- Bossy r
- Tricky y
- Silent Letters
- Pilgrims arriving in the New World
- The story of Lewis and Clark
- Information about the Liberty Bell
- Explanation of Poor Richard's Almanac
- The usefulness of the buffalo
- The gift of the Statue of Liberty
- Information about the American Civil War
- Biographical information about Paul Revere, Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Martin Luther King, Jr., Johnny Appleseed, and more