somo_chickenlady Posted August 30, 2012 Share Posted August 30, 2012 This is our first year homeschooling DS, who is in 8th grade. The elementary school that he went to didn't teach spelling, rather they allowed them to spell words however they thought they should be spelled, and they would teach them the proper way later on. They explained the reasoning behind it, but I can't remember at the moment. Well, we moved to a different state in the middle of 6th grade, before he was taught the proper way. Therefore, now in 8th grade, he is WAY behind in knowing how to spell. I would say he is only at a 4th grade level, or so, but it is hard to judge b/c there are some words he knows how to spell, but there are some simple words that he doesn't. Does that make sense?? I would really like to catch him up, but I don't know where to start. I just have a hard time believing that he will be able to get into college if he can't even spell words like "bread". If he can't spell well enough to put together a legible application, how will he ever be accepted? Can anyone suggest a good spelling program or curriculum? I'd prefer something that goes a little more in depth than just plain memorization. Maybe also something that has a placement test or something along those lines, so I know exactly what level to start out on. Does something like that exist? Has anyone else dealt with this before?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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