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#1 Pster

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 08:49 PM

Which program would you choose?

What are the pros and cons of these programs?

I have a 4th grader who can read at a high level but has terrible spelling.
I also have an upcoming 2nd grader and an upcoming 1st grader that could
possibly use the program I choose for her. (going to teach the rules early with the younger 2!! - no matter how well they read!)

ty

#2 HollyDay

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 09:13 PM

I went to Spelling Power after a couple years of SWR. It was a great transition for us because we already had the phonograms down. Spelling Power is very easy to use, but again, my dc already knew the phonograms. I think without the phonogram cards and drill we had already done, Power would not have been so smooth. I've not used the other program you mentioned so I can't help much there.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:17 AM

I would be interested in hearing feedback on this as well, especially AAS. Samples of it prove evasive.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:23 AM

We have Spelling Power, but I am currently using AAS with my 2nd grade ds.
I like Spelling Power and plan to begin it with him around 4th grade. Right now AAS is a wonderful choice for us. He is learning the spelling rules, building confidence and we both really like the program.
I have read of others who have also started with AAS and followed with Spelling Power with great success.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:41 AM

Spelling Power is GREAT for my natural speller. It was horrible for my bad speller.

We use Sequential Spelling with my horrible speller and it's changed our lives :)

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:50 AM

I didn't like Spelling Power bc the rules were too vague. If you need a program that reinforces specific rules, I would choose AAS or How to Teach Spelling over Spelling Power.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:19 PM

I would be interested in hearing feedback on this as well, especially AAS. Samples of it prove evasive.


I always think it's hard to get a good idea of how a program will work just from online samples. But you might pass on your comments to AAS & try to explain what you wish you could see.

Merry :-)

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:22 PM

Which program would you choose?

What are the pros and cons of these programs?

I have a 4th grader who can read at a high level but has terrible spelling.
I also have an upcoming 2nd grader and an upcoming 1st grader that could
possibly use the program I choose for her. (going to teach the rules early with the younger 2!! - no matter how well they read!)

ty


We used Spelling Power for a short time but now use AAS. I wrote a comparison here & some other people replied too. HTH! Merry :-)


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