At the beginning of the school year, I always give my boys a diagnostic spelling test. The curriculum we use provides monthly diagnostic tests which are useful for pinpointing problem areas. They are also a great way to gauge their progress. I was very disappointed to learn that they really didn’t make much progress in […]
After I posted my last blog, about giving D1 a spelling diagnostic, something occurred to me. Many, many of my readers find my blog by searching for Spell to Write and Read or Teaching Reading at Home. Years ago, I paid $60 and went through the two-day teacher’s training done by Back Home Industries. It […]
I know it sounds weird, and I never thought I’d say it, but I am thankful that my son has a reactive airway. Due to this, he comes down with every single anything that goes around; at the moment it is a very nasty head cold, coupled with a little bit of striderous, croupy breathing. Fun! Not really, but what it does do is allows him to stay home with me, taking his breathing treatments and doing a little school work. He did really great today too!
What do all of these Spalding Method curriculum titles have in common? The Writing Road to Reading by Romalda Spalding Teaching Reading at Home (or) Spell to Write and Read (and companion WISE Guide for Spelling) by Wanda Sanseri Phonics for Reading and Spelling by Bonnie Dettmer Spelling and Reading with Riggs by the Riggs […]
D1 and I have been pretty faithfully working on his phonogram cards. He just finished List A in The WISE Guide for Spelling. We spent about three weeks on List A, doing half (10 words) at a time and working at it until he had the words completely. I pulled out our Christian Liberty Phonics […]
Wanda Sanseri’s curriculum has been such a life saver. As I’ve been working through the phonograms with D1, and started him in Spelling List A, I am once again struck by how EASILY my children have all picked up reading. I’ve used this curriculum for 9 years, and it has never disappointed me. Not so much […]