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Spelling You See | Modern Milestones Universal Set

Modern Milestones is designed for students in the Word Extension Stage of spelling. Students are introduced to a new way of marking word patterns that emphasizes how prefixes and suffixes are added to base words to enhance or change their meanings. Copywork and dictation activities provide opportunities for students to practice new word patterns in a meaningful context. A weekly Workshop page provides more practice with the concepts taught in each lesson. The focus of the passages in Modern Milestones is on artists, musicians, scientists, and others who have influenced our world since early modern times. This level has been designed to encourage more independent learning on the part of the student, always with the support and encouragement of the instructor.


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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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