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  2. After much consideration and research, we had settled on TATRAS for our phonics program. We were very pleased to find something that seemed very sound, solid, and straightforward, simple to use and without any bells or whistles. However, I haven't been able to find a source for this program! It seems to be out of print and I haven't been able to contact the author/publisher, or even to find a used copy anywhere. SO, my question for anyone familiar with this is: Which phonics program is most similar to TATRAS? I have been looking at Spell to Write and Read, and All About Reading, but I
  3. I'm considering Logic of English after unsuccessful attempts to complete SWR or WWTR. I did successfully understand and teach the phonograms to my 3 oldest children, but we didn't get much further than that. I did some spelling dictation with my oldest daughter, but she and I both found it frustrating that there were so many steps and fingers and markings, etc. etc. All that is fine, but I was never sure that I was doing it right and we didn't get far enough to see those steps become natural to either one of us. So, now that my youngest is ready to learn the phonograms and my 2 middle child
  4. I'm looking for any advice from those that have started using SWR with an older child. Specifically, my child will be in 5th grade (10/11 yo). I actually need for curriculum to not be very teacher intensive (I work 12 hr night shifts), but it's more important to me that dd learns how to apply her spelling in her daily activities instead of memorizing a list of words.
  5. I was wondering for those that use classical education and use any of the Orton/Spalding Spelling programs. I find myself learning more about Grammar Stage, and how easier is memorization for young children, and how logic, and a more analytical approach is best employed in 5th grade or so, depending on the child. Then I come to ask the wisdom from all of you that have used Spalding methods of spelling and agree with the classical aproach, I have used SWR and have read most of the other ones. Is the marking of the words a form of analylsis of the word, it is to me almost like a diag
  6. Is there anyone that can compare Barton with SWR? Anyone tried both? If this has been discussed before I apologize. I couldn't find any threads specifically about the differences between the two. :)
  7. My son will finish SWR at the end of 6th grade. The book indicates a child could be done by the end of 5th, but we started late. Anyway, so after we have completed and reviewed all the lists, what do we use for spelling after that? The last list indicates a spelling level of a college freshman. Would spelling then become just integrated with all other writing vs a specified spelling program? Thx!
  8. Hey all- We're using Spell to Write and Read for both kids. My 7 yo has been doing it for a while now (two years?), with varying levels of intensity on my part. Here's what I've done (and I did do the training, I'm just not a very good student!): 1. Introduced the 72 phonograms in fun ways, flash-carded them, Bingo'd them, etc. 2. Did the dictated words (10 per day) with our fists/fingers: one fist per syllable, fingers up to spell it out and explaining any weird or unusual phonograms, then write them out together and hold them up to see if we match. 3. Flash cards with some of o
  9. I ordered SWR and actually looked at LoE and thought I would like to "teach" more so I opted for SWR. Holy cow! It is a tad overwhelming, does it get easier? My son needed and still needs some phonics remediation and I thought this would be a good place to begin. I went ahead and got AAS for him because it seemed more open and go. I didn't want him waiting for me to learn a program before we began. So, now we are on AAS 2/3 and we are just not digging it. And, I am finding there are things that I teach and the later the letter doesn't really make that sound but it hasn't been "introduced"
  10. This question is about modifying WRTR or similar programs for a child who is not ready to write yet. Some background: I have a four-year-old daughter who is wanting to learn to read. She recognizes her letters and knows their basic sounds, she wants me to stop while we read and help her sound out the words, and she asks me to point out specific words after I read them so she can study them. If the text repeats the word she studied, she can usually point it out before I say it. Her new favorite game is to think of words that rhyme. She likes to make up songs, and most of the time she can th
  11. We are in year two of hsing. Dd11 is an average speller but has never had any spelling instruction/rules. I'm sure she would pick up phonograms and rules quickly and apply them if she were taught. Would you suggest SWR or MW? Or both? Thanks JeniRae
  12. I am looking for suggestions for a non-writing 4th grader. He is reading (say, Magic Tree House books) with a little help. I think having some of the fundamentals of spelling will help. I own the 4th edition (not the most recent) of The Writing Road to Reading and Sanseri's older book, Teaching Reading at Home. I'm finding those difficult to implement, and wonder if Sanseri's newer book, Spelling to Read and Write would be a good investment, or if anyone can suggest another approach. Thanks!
  13. Today, I went to a Classical Christian school. They mentioned that they might move the kindergarten students away from Abeka to either Spelling to Write and Read or Saxon Phonics. 1. Can you tell me about Spelling to Write and Read and/or Saxon Phonics? 2. What is your experience with SWR and/or Saxon Phonics? Strengths? Weaknesses? 3. Do you have an opinion on why a school would move from Abeka phonics to SWR or Saxon Phonics? 4. How should I prepare my child to learn this material? 5. Comments?
  14. Some kind of spelling program, I assume but I can't figure it out. :blushing:
  15. Has anyone ever seen a poster version of English spelling rules (along the lines of Riggs Institute or Spell to Write and Read) or a complete set of phonograms? I know you can order two-sided cards for both, but I’m looking for something I can hang on the wall. More for me than the kids, ha. Thanks in advance, KC
  16. One is coming to our area, but I really don't have the $ or time budget for it. It seems a shame not to maximize my understanding. Any comments or suggestions? My son will be in 1st this year and had mastered his early phonics rather easily with ETC 1-3. I want us both to learn the rules of spelling and phonics with SWR. Are there any DVDs of SWR training offered anywhere? All I have seen were created for a previous book and adapted to SWR a very long time ago. Thanks for any input.
  17. What is your routine for early elementary? I apologize if this has been covered already. I searched this board and found great photos & resources of how many of you implement the program. I'm visual so that really helped to see the photos of binders, lists, etc. Forty words per week as directed in second grade? What are your enrichment activities? Readers? Grammar supplements? Magnets? Bingo? Do you do teach all the rules? Markings? Finger spelling? How are the results for spelling? For reading? Basically, I'd love to see how it really looks in the real world
  18. Hi everyone.... I'm looking to put together a minimum of 10 homeschoolers/ teachers who are interested in attending a SWR basic level training class in the late summer (August). A trainer from Maryland is willing to drive up here to teach the 2-day class (cost: $135). They have *never* taught a class in VT, NH, or ME...and it has been a long time since a MA class has been held. If you are interested in this opportunity you can PM me, and I'll add your email to the list of those who want more information as it becomes available. *And* if you know other homeschoolers (or teach
  19. I asked this question over at the SWR forum two different ways and never received an answer, so I thought I would ask here ;) My two oldest started SWR right after CHRISTmas, so we have been using it for about three months. Because my ds was having trouble with the "M" list I put him back a bit further. Currently we are now on M-2. I hope to at least reach list 'O' by summer. We do 40 words a week. My question is should I continue through the summer? My ds is finally understanding spelling and is improving, so I don't want to stop. At the same time he is behind in math. My dh wants him
  20. I know we've talked about this before, but speaking of the long run, 4-6 years of spelling, which would take more of my time? Especially if I keep SWR simple: sounds, rules, words. I want to spend 3 days a week on spelling, start in K and finish by end of 4th grade, is this possible with either of the two? I *might* be able to combine my kids if I use AAS, I've been using SWR and its not working to combine them right now. I want to get the benefits of the O-G method, but don't want it taking over. I think that will be ok because we are putting emphasis on LA and reading and will conti
  21. It looks like everyone is using it for spelling after their children can read. I am planning to use it with DS for beginning reading and wanted some feedback.
  22. I have hesitated posting this for awhile, because frankly, I just feel stupid asking this, but I'm getting frustrated, so I'm going to ask for some help. :) DS is doing Abeka's Phonics - Letters & Sounds. It is working wonderful for him. I learned to read doing it and loved it and he is following suit. Now, rewind a year or two - I had found Spell to Write and Read. I fell in love with SWR. I really wanted to use it. However, as I understand it, SWR wants you to focus on spelling and not reading first. In WTM, SWB suggests getting them to read first and fast. I kind of like that sugges
  23. Just wondered what you felt the advantages are of PR over SWR? I'm having trouble justifying the expense of PR since I already have SWR. Is PR a lot easier to teach?
  24. I'm thinking about cutting my teacher's guides up and putting them in sheet protectors in a binder (we're hard on books here) along with some stuff I've printed out from the yahoo group and Dinsfamily's schedule (love that schedule!) I'm a real newbie to SWR--I just got my core materials in the mail last week and am doing an initial glance-over of the red book as I laminate the spelling rules--and want to make sure I have everything as efficient as possible. How have you organized your materials?
  25. How do you do that when the word list don't match up? I can't seem to figure this out. For instance, if you are on list J, where would you pull the sentence dictation from SP? Or do you not worry about that and just start from the beginning dictating sentences? I am seriously thinking of switching to AAS for this reason alone. I want more than the dictation sentences in the Wise Guide. I have a hard time trying to dream up my own sentences. I hope this makes sense? I currently use SWR but want more sentences using current and past words for review. I know some of you use SP along with SWR but
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