My Very First Catholic Speller* Advanced Kindergarten/Average First Grade. Level A Advanced First/Average Second Grade Level B Advanced Second/Average Third Grade Level C Advanced Third/Average Fourth Grade Level D Advanced Fourth/Average Fifth Grade Level E Advanced Fifth/Average Sixth Grade Level F Advanced Sixth/Average Seventh Grade
Q: How are the spelling
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words in the My Catholic Spellers chosen? From beginning to end how many words will my child learn to spell? A: The My Catholic Speller series is strongly phonics-based, which means that spelling words are selected not only on their common occurrence, but also on their ability to teach spelling and vocabulary tools that may be used to decipher the identification of unfami l iar words. The child who first learns to sound out and read words with short vowel sounds, followed by words with long vowel sounds—as in My Catholic Speller A —gains the word attack skills to read and spell well in excess of 1,200 words. Of course, the speller doesn’t contain all 1,200 of those words; rather, the speller provides the tools to read and spell far more than those contained in its pages. Subsequent spellers continue the instruction in a spiral fashion, reviewing previously learned sounds and blends while at the same time introducing new constructions. On the other hand, spellers that employ the “whole language” approach (“look and guess”) teach the child to memorize perhaps 300–400 words per year but do not give the student the phonics tools to decode words beyond those on his spelling list. Thus, by the time the “whole language” student reaches fourth grade, he will be able to identify approximately 1,500 words; students taught reading and spelling via phonics will be able to decode approximately 24,000 words by fourth grade.
78 pgs. 34 lessons. MCSA $14.95
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* Before beginning My Very First Catholic Speller , the student should be able to identify ALL upper- case and lowercase vowels and consonants, both by name and by their most common sounds.
Spelling, Phonics, & Vocabulary!
Lessons include phonics instruction and vocabulary- building exercises, so there is no need to purchase separate phonics and vocabulary programs!