Spelling You See Level G: Modern Milestones 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 G: Modern Milestones is suggested for students who are able to complete this skills assessment below successfully. Also, the student should be able to follow written instructions and work independently. Please 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 Modern Milestones. Can your student read it without difficulty?
The Chinese were the first people to print books. Their language uses thousands of characters instead of a simple alphabet. For many years they carved each page into a wooden block. Later, each character was carved from clay. The characters were baked so they would harden. Next they were fastened onto iron plates. A page was printed from each plate. Thankfully the clay characters could be used over and over! The process was a challenge. Still, it was easier than copying books by hand.
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? language, thousands, characters, alphabet, carved, wooden, harden, fastened, iron, thankfully, process, challenge, easier
If you answered 'Yes' to all these questions, your child is ready to begin Modern Milestones. Modern Milestones is written for students who are in the Word Extension stage of spelling. It assumes that students can spell most words that they can read, although they may be uncertain about how those words change when adding prefixes or suffixes. While this level incorporates principles and activities from previous levels of Spelling You See, it is written for students who are ready to study specific word patterns and work more independently. A solid foundation in the Skill Development stage is essential for success in Modern Milestones.
This course relies upon teacher instruction and the (sold-separately) Modern Milestones Workbook Set 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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