Friday, May 21, 2010

All About Spelling

When I say that I have tried most spelling programs, trust me, I am not exaggerating. Here is a small list: Spelling Power, Spell to Write and Read, BJUP, Sequential Spelling....I'll stop there, you get the point.

I have been homeschooling for 10 years and I love the choices we have when it comes to materials. However, after reviewing most of those I was still dissatisfied with our spelling program. I felt it was important to teach the why's of spelling not just list of words.

Enter, All About Spelling.

I don't even remember how I learned about it. I am just glad I did. It takes the strengths of  most of the programs I listed above and puts them together in an easy to use, scripted format. My son (10) loves it and I am seeing that he retains most of the spelling rules. (Now, if I could just get him fired up about writing....that's another post). Review is built in, the materials are easy to use, gather and are pleasing to the eye.  The price is amazing for what you get!

If you have ever tried one of the very popular programs where the teacher/mom spends hours building her teachers guide and must watch DVD's to learn how to implement it? If so then you will be amazed that the Author, Marie Rippel, wrote a program based on those ideas and made it so easy to use that it requires almost NO teacher preparation time. I am not kidding!

It is a beautiful program. Check it out. If you have questions the author will answer your email herself. I dont think you will be disappointed.



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