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Spelling You See

Spelling You See takes the approach that students spell correctly when words are imprinted on the visual memory.


The design of the program allows students to develop spelling skills naturally, at their own pace, with the direction and encouragement of the instructor. This innovative approach was developed by Dr. Karen Holinga during more than ten years of research and experience tutoring children who struggle with spelling.

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Spelling You See takes the approach that students spell correctly when words are imprinted on the visual memory.

The design of the program allows students to develop spelling skills naturally, at their own pace, with the direction and encouragement of the instructor. This innovative approach was developed by Dr. Karen Holinga during more than ten years of research and experience tutoring children who struggle with spelling.

Spelling You See Highlights:

  • Unique research-based program
  • Sevel levels currently available, starting with one for beginning readers who are learning letter names and sounds
  • Follows developmental stages of language development
  • Methods have helped children become confident, successful spellers since 2000
  • Short daily activities integrating copywork, reading, speaking and listening
  • Correct spellings of words become imprinted in long-term visual memorty and begin to be used naturally in everyday writing

For more information on each level (listed below) click on the "+" to the right. Once you have decided on the level that is right for your student you can use the Customize tab to select the correct package.

Level A – Listen and Write Universal Set

Includes everything you need to move your preliterate student to the phonetic stage of spelling with 36 lessons of Listen and Write: Instructor's Handbook with introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See and a Getting Started guide, and the Student Pack with the Student Workbook, Listen and Write Sticker Pack and Guide to Handwriting.

Listen and Write is designed for your young students as they move from the Preliterate Stage into the Phonetic Stage of spelling.

Listen and Write:

  • Focuses on lowercase letter formation, consonants, and short vowels
  • Moves the student from three-letter words to four-letter and eventually to five-letter words
  • Includes the focus of each day’s worksheet at the top for easy reference
  • Contains 36 lessons divided into five parts (A through E). Each part is a day’s lesson and should take no more than ten minutes a day
  • Features letter boxes to help your child learn sound-to-letter correspondence, a skill needed for reading success
  • Teaches correct pencil grip and letter formation
  • Emphasizes the consistent, automatic formation of lowercase letters

While Listen and Write is not a handwriting course, efficient handwriting techniques allow students’ brains to handle these tasks effortlessly and concentrate on more important things, such as sound-to-letter correspondence. This level comes with a handwriting guide for your student.

Another fun feature of Listen and Write are the stickers that are included. Your student can find a sticker to match a word from the day’s lesson, or simply choose one as a reward for a job well done. The sticker page includes suggestions on how to use them with the lesson.

Is Your Child Ready for Level A -- Listen and Write? See the General Spelling Readiness Guidelines for more information on placing your student in the correct level.

 

Level B – Jack & Jill Universal Set

Includes everything you need to move your student from the phonetic stage to the skill development stage of spelling, with 36 lessons of Jack and Jill: Instructor's Handbook with introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See and a Getting Started guide, and the Student Pack, which includes two Student Workbooks, a Guide to Handwriting, and a pack of erasable colored pencils.

Jack & Jill is designed to move your student from the Phonetic Stage into the third developmental stage — Skill Development. (See the Spelling Readiness Guidelines for more specific guidelines on selecting the proper level.) Students at this stage are developing phonemic awareness—the ability to distinguish the individual sounds that make up spoken words in English. They then relate these sounds to print by learning that letters represent sounds, that letters make up words, and that each word looks different. Children arrive at the end of the Phonetic Stage once they have learned the basic rules of phonics and can actively apply them to both reading and spelling.

Jack & Jill:

  • Uses a nursery rhyme theme to introduce words in an engaging yet meaningful format
  • Nursery rhymes introduce words and ideas that students might not otherwise hear and help students distinguish sounds that are similar, but not exactly the same. Easy to say and easy to learn, nursery rhymes add an indispensable auditory component during the Phonetic and Skill Development Stages of spelling
  • Includes 36 lessons, divided into two books for ease of use. Each of the lessons is divided into five parts, A through E. One daily lesson consists of two facing pages
  • Includes erasable colored pencils with each Student Pack

Is Your Child Ready for Level B -- Jack & Jill?  See the General Spelling Readiness Guidelines for more information on placing your student in the correct level.

 

Level C – Wild Tales Universal Set

Includes everything you need for a continued focus on the Skill Development Stage, with 36 lessons of Wild Tales: Instructor's Handbook with introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See and a Getting Started guide, and the Student Pack, which includes two Student Workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils.

Wild Tales will continue your student’s journey through the Skill Development Stage. If your child is new to Spelling You See, you will want to take a little more time with the first few lessons in order to become familiar with this unique approach.

In Wild Tales, your child will:

  • Reads interesting nonfiction passages about animals
  • Reads the passage with the instructor each day. Guided reading helps readers of all ability levels become familiar with the passage
  • “Chunks” the appropriate letter patterns indicated for that day’s lesson
  • Will have opportunities for copywork, free writing, and writing from dictation throughout the week

Is Your Child Ready for Level C -- Wild Tales?  See the General Spelling Readiness Guidelines for more information on placing your student in the correct level.

 

Level D – Americana Universal Set

Includes everything you need for a continued focus on the Skill Development Stage, with 36 lessons of Americana: Instructor's Handbook with introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See and a Getting Started guide, and the Student Pack, which includes two Student Workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils.

Americana continues the Skill Development Stage. Students will read nonfiction stories about American history and culture. The reading level gradually increases, providing opportunities for vocabulary development and allowing students to learn how to spell words in an interesting context.

Americana:

  • Features nonfiction stories about American history and culture
  • Involves the three core activities for Spelling You See:
    • chunking – provides hands-on experience with the many irregular letter patterns in English
    • copywork – requires the brain to pay attention to details in print
    • dictation – gives an opportunity for student to demonstrate decoding and encoding in a meaningful context
  • Gradually increases in reading level, providing opportunities for vocabulary development and allowing students to learn how to spell words in an interesting context
  • Includes 36 weekly lessons divided between two books; each lesson has five parts, A through E

Is Your Child Ready for Level D-- Americana?  See the General Spelling Readiness Guidelines for more information on placing your student in the correct level.

Level E – American Spirit Universal Set

Includes everything you need to continue to increase reading level in the Skill Development Stage of spelling with 36 lessons of American Spirit: Instructor's Handbook with introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See, a Getting Started guide, and the Student Pack, which includes two Student Workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils.

Students will read about various people and events from American history, with a gradually increasing reading level. At the same time, the emphasis on the mastery of everyday words continues, building a strong foundation for the next stage of spelling.

American Spirit:

  • Features nonfiction stories about people and events from American history
  • Involves the three core activities for Spelling You See:
    • chunking – provides hands-on experience with the many irregular letter patterns in English
    • copywork – requires the brain to pay attention to details in print
    • dictation – gives an opportunity for student to demonstrate decoding and encoding in a meaningful context
  • Gradually increases in reading level, providing opportunities for vocabulary development and allowing students to learn how to spell words in an interesting context
  • Includes 36 weekly lessons divided between two books; each lesson has five parts, A through E

Is Your Child Ready for Level E -- American Spirit?  See the General Spelling Readiness Guidelines for more information on placing your student in the correct level.

Level F – Ancient Achievement Universal Set

Includes everything you need: Instructor's Handbook with an introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See, a Getting Started guide, and the Student Pack, which includes two Student Workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils.

Ancient Achievements is designed as a bridge from the Skill Development Stage to the Word Extension Stage of spelling.

Ancient Achievements:

  • Features nonfiction stories about long ago, covering themes such as cave paintings, Viking ships, and Marco Polo
  • Involves the three core activities for Spelling You See:
    • chunking – provides hands-on experience with the many irregular letter patterns in English
    • copywork – requires the brain to pay attention to details in print
    • dictation – gives an opportunity for student to demonstrate decoding and encoding in a meaningful context
  • Gradually increases in reading level, providing opportunities for vocabulary development and allowing students to learn how to spell words in an interesting context
  • Includes 36 weekly lessons divided between two books; each lesson has five parts, A through E
  • Includes a new Spotlight activity designed to introduce students to interesting facts about words, call attention to how endings are added to words, and show how learning word relationsips can help with spelling

Is Your Child Ready for Level F -- Ancient Achievements?  See the General Spelling Readiness Guidelines for more information on placing your student in the correct level.

Level G – Modern Milestones Universal Set

Includes everything you need: Instructor's Handbook with an introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See, a Getting Started guide, and the Student Pack, which includes two Student Workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils.

Modern Milestones is designed for students in the Word Extension Stage of spelling. Students will read about the contributions of many different people during the last four centuries. Students will begin to learn details about specific spelling patterns, particularly how prefixes and suffixes are used to expand or change the meaning of words.

Modern Milestones:

  • Features artists, musicians, scientists, and other who have influenced our world since early modern times
  • Expands and adapts the familiar Spelling You See activities:
    • marking word patterns– focuses attention on the ways in which suffixes and prefixes affect the spelling of different words
    • copywork – continues to a valuable tool to help the brain pay attention to close details in print
    • dictation – gives an opportunity for students to demonstrate decoding and encoding in a meaningful context
  • Gradually increases in reading level, providing opportunities for vocabulary development and allowing students to learn how to spell words in an interesting context
  • Includes 36 weekly lessons divided between two books; each lesson has five parts, A through E
  • Includes a weekly Workshop activity that provides students with opportunities to apply and practice the patterns they have learned

Is Your Child Ready for Level G -- Modern Milestones?  See the General Spelling Readiness Guidelines for more information on placing your student in the correct level. 

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