Spelling you See Level F: Ancient Achievements Instructor's Handbook
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The 'SpellingYouSee' program from Demme Learning is a unique, research-based homeschool spelling curriculum with seven levels that follow the developmental stages of language development. Developed by Dr. Karen Holinga, this program allows students to develop spelling skills naturally and at their own pace with the direction and encouragement of the instructor. Relying upon visual memory that's built through repeated reading and repeated writing, students will learn spelling through short daily activities that integrate copywork, reading, speaking, and listening, rather than relying on rote memorization for weekly tests.
Spelling You See Level F: Ancient Achievements is suggested for a student who is nearing the end of the Skill Development stage and is able to write complete paragraphs comfortably. See the 'Spelling You See Philosophy' link above for an explanation of each stage.
The following passage is written at the minimum reading level for Ancient Achievements. Can your student read it without difficulty?
Philo was very interested in electronics. When he was a teenager, he found a stash of science magazines. He studied them carefully. He learned that scientists were trying to make a new machine. It would use electricity to send and show pictures. He thought about it. He talked with his science teachers. One day he drew a picture on the chalkboard. It showed how a television could work. Philo Farnsworth's plan was the first idea that worked.
Dictate the passage above to your student and then answer the following questions:
- Was my student able to complete the dictation with relative ease?
- Did my student complete the dictation in 10 minutes or less?
- When writing the passage from dictation, did my student correctly spell at least ten of the words from this list? interested, science, magazines, studied, electricity, pictures, thought, talked, teachers, chalkboard, television, idea
If you answered 'Yes' to all these questions, your child is ready to begin Ancient Achievements. Ancient Achievements provides continued practice in the Skill Development stage of spelling with passages of gradually increasing difficulty. At the same time, it introduces students to interesting facts about word roots and more advanced word patterns. It is designed as a bridge to the Word Extension stage of spelling.
This course relies upon teacher instruction and the (sold-separately) Ancient Achievements Student Pack cannot be completed without this instructor's handbook. It features the philosophy and overview for the program, frequently asked questions, lesson-by-lesson instructions, and a weekly activity guide. This is followed by passages for dictation. A line-listed, highlighted answer key is also provided.
70 pages with glossary, softcover. 9.25' x 8'.
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