didadeewiththree Posted January 24, 2012 Share Posted January 24, 2012 I would like someone to critique what my son is doing this year for spelling and let me know if it sounds like it is working or if we should be doing more. This is our first year homeschooling so I am up for any and all suggestions. For spelling my 6th grade, 12 year old son is doing 15 minutes a day, 4-5 days a week. He is a naturally good speller and is great at memorizing a list of words in a short period of time, only to forget a few of them by the next week. I could hand him a list of 20 words and he would tell me in 5 minutes that he is ready for the test. He would miss a few and then say, â€œRetest!â€ and then get them right. Actually, in the beginning of the school year, we really were doing 2- words a day from the Zaner Bloser 6th grade free spelling lists. I felt those words were too easy, so I changed to 7th grade. Then I had him do a test using â€œA Writing Road to Readingâ€ teacher guide that gave him 50 words to spell, all increasing in the level of difficulty the higher we got up the list. He tested the past two months at a 8.4 grade level approx. and I recently tried Rod and Staff 7th grade spelling, but we both found it too hard and came across too many words that Iâ€™ve never even heard of. So now Iâ€™m back at using the Writing Road to Reading and I just placed him where the book recommended, in level X. I give him the list on Monday of approx 16-20 words, have him copy the words from the book on his own, and Tues and Wed he creates sentences using the words, with a dictionary by his side. Then we text on Friday and he still misses a few. Is this enough for Spelling or should I look into using a different program? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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