Spelling You See Level A Listen and Write – Initial Impression

I started out our 2020/2021 Kindergarten school year by ordering All About Spelling Level 1 in place of the Spelling You See Level A that comes with the Timberdoodle Kindergarten kit.  I did this as I wanted my child to learn the rules of spelling.  However, we are more than half way through the school year and my daughter is not yet half way through All About Reading.  This is important because All About Spelling suggest that you be at least half way through All About Reading Level One before starting All About Spelling Level One.

I could have just waited and started her on spelling when we are done with All About Reading Level One however, I decided I wanted to get her started on something for right away.  I value Timberdoodle’s opinion and since they have Spelling You See in their kits as a standard option, I thought it would be worth the chance to try. 

Spelling You See Listen and Write comes with the Student Workbook, an Instructor’s Handbook, a Guide to Handwriting, and a Sticker Pack (my daughter’s favorite part).

Spelling You See Listen and Write focuses on lowercase letter formation, consonants, and short vowels.  The student will move from spelling three-letter words to four and five-letter words. 

There is lots of practice provided to write individual letters, writing words from dictation, and reading words out loud.  I also love that no matter what you should only spend 10 minutes a day on each lesson, regardless on if the page is completed or not.  They suggest just moving to the next page the next day,

For Spelling You See, you would do one lesson per week, which is one worksheet per day for 5 days a week.  For Level A, the student will trace letters and write the letters at the top of the page.  While they write the letters, the student is expected to say the sound of each letter.  This goes on until lesson 7, once the student reaches lesson 7, they will only be writing complete three-five letter words.

I’ve only had this course for about a month or two, so it is hard for me to say if it works for us or not yet.  I love that there is no end of week spelling test and my kindergartner is breezing right through the course so far.

For now, I plan on using Spelling You See Level A and for our 2021/2022 school year, I plan on getting Spelling You See Level B.  I do still plan on using All About Spelling, but until we have finished All About Reading Level one, we will continue to use Spelling You See.  I have also seriously considered using both moving forward.

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***Disclaimer: I received a copy of Spelling You See Level A Listen and Write at half price in exchange for an honest review. I am not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are those of my family and my own.

Published by The M Word by Melissa

Secular homeschooling mom of three kiddos

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