The Wise Guide for spelling is the companion spelling list for the sold-separately Spell to Read and Write (SWR) curriculum, necessary to use this book. An updated version of the renowned Ayres List, these high frequency words are grouped according to spelling difficulty. 2000 spelling words are divided into lessons with two pages of ideas for each set of 20 words; lessons include preliminary warm up drills, motivational comments for introducing the lesson, and reminders to teach specific Reference Pages in SWR. Sample sentences are given to illustrate each word, and suggested teacher dialogue is provided. Creative spelling reinforcements replace boring, passive activities like copying, while optional enrichment activities involve art, literature, composition, grammar (including all parts of speech), antonyms, synonyms, derivatives, etymology, contractions, and much more.
This program is designed to be used with the sold-separately Spell to Read and Write; 70 Basic Phonogram Cards; Spelling Rule Cards; and 70 Basic Phonograms CD.