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#1 eclecticmom

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 11:26 PM

We're going to try Spelling Workout next year. I'm thinking about starting my daughter, who will be in 3rd grade and is an average speller, on Level B. Does this sound right? My son is a advanced speller, will be in 5th grade next year, and is currently in Level F of Spelling Power. Should I start him in Level E?

Is there a placement test?

#2 SilverMoon

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 11:44 PM

I'd put the third grader in C, and the fifth grader in E, or F if I thought he could go up a grade. They're right on for grade level in my experience, not advanced.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:46 AM

I'm not sure about a placement test, but I definitely wouldn't go below C for your daughter. My son, who is also 3rd grade and also an average speller, is just about right for C. I put my 2nd grade son in B, and it is TOO easy for him.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:21 PM

My 7 yr old daughter just started SWO C, and she's finding it very easy. When I looked at samples for level B I figured she'd already know all of those words and might find it too boring. As it is, I think she'll be moving into D before very long. I would say she's a pretty average speller, but she seems to pick up new words with very little effort.

If you look on Christianbook.com you can see the first lesson of each level. Check the word lists and see which level seems the better fit. If C seems too challenging, start with B and maybe move through the first lessons quickly until you find a lesson that meets your needs.

Edited by MelanieM, 18 February 2010 - 08:58 AM.
wrong site!


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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:33 PM

My 6 yo is using B and finding it easy. If I hadn't gotten a deal on the set for $5, I would have placed him into C. As it is we're moving through it pretty quickly.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:07 PM

All of these comments about SWO B is making me nervous. I bought it for my upcoming 2nd grader for next year. I have gotten in my D and E for my older girls but B was backordered. I like the looks of D and E a lot. I bought D for my 4th grader and E for my 5th grader.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:11 PM

All of these comments about SWO B is making me nervous. I bought it for my upcoming 2nd grader for next year. I have gotten in my D and E for my older girls but B was backordered. I like the looks of D and E a lot. I bought D for my 4th grader and E for my 5th grader.


My dd will be an upcoming 5th grader using it at grade level. They're out there! My 6 yo is just a freakishly good speller. I just wouldn't use it a year behind unless you're either planning to accelerate through it, or your child is a below grade level speller.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:14 PM

Here's an article on the WTM site that says to start a 3rd grade, good speller in SWO D and a 3rd grade, poor speller in C. Also says to start a 5th grade, good speller in F. Double check the chart and make sure I didn't type that wrong though.

http://www.welltrain...om/older-child/

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:23 AM

I think I'll start my 3rd grader in C and my 5th grader in F.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:51 AM

If you look on Amazon you can see the first lesson of each level. Check the word lists and see which level seems the better fit.


You can? Could you show me where?

http://www.amazon.co...66500825&sr=1-3

I just don't see how to view the first lesson. Thanks!

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:58 AM

You can? Could you show me where?

http://www.amazon.co...66500825&sr=1-3

I just don't see how to view the first lesson. Thanks!


Sorry, no, not Amazon. (Fingers typing differnetly than my brain was thinking!) You can see a look inside at Christianbook.com: http://www.christian..._search=1&cms=1

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:10 PM

Sorry, no, not Amazon. (Fingers typing differnetly than my brain was thinking!) You can see a look inside at Christianbook.com: http://www.christian..._search=1&cms=1


THANK YOU!! We are ready for C.

(You know, I'm completely monogamous with my math program, but such a tart when it comes to spelling!)


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