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Spelling for 8th grader who has never done Spelling

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My 8th grader is a decent speller but she doesn't know the "rules" because we never formally did a spelling program. She's asking to do one this year.


I've done spelling with my younger son using AAS but we started with Level 1 when he was in 2nd grade. This year, he's doing Level 5. I can't really see starting my daughter on the early levels of AAS as it's a early elementary level! Even starting her on Level 5 seems babyish for her. Workbooks are okay, but my concern is that a workbook alone might have poor retention. 


Any suggestions on spelling for her? She's an older 8th grader (almost 14).



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I like Phonics Zoo for teaching rules.  I only purchased the PDF for $10 and made up my own cards but if I were to do it again I'd buy the full budget pack for $29.  I don't think the whole set with CD would work in my house, plus $89 is outside my budget for Spelling.  The words are definitely for older kids, check out the sample on IEW's website.

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