we are at The Zoo
Small Zoo Cards
The more lessons they navigate through the more "animals" they have for their cage doors.
Moving on to the audio CD's each spelling list is auditorily given. The teacher information suggests using head phone to block out any interference from the student, "reaping the greatest benefits."
This was flexible for us because we have supplemental speakers that project the sound loud enough for him to hear the lesson clearly.
The Lesson, the Rule and the spelling words are spoken by an instructor. The student writes the 15 spelling words. Once he completes this the instructor calls out the correct spelling of each word allowing your student to check their work.
The best part of this curriculum is that my student takes this test until he is able to complete the test 100% twice in a row to assure he has mastered the words. I have to say I love this approach. It eliminates the discouragement that a student feels when the 'fail' to accomplish their goal of knowing how to spell the words completely.
We have enjoyed this curriculum and will continue using it. It has opened a door for my 9 year-old son, who has struggled with spelling in the past, to see the words really open up to him. You can read more about the curriculum and other curriculum instruction from the Institute for Excellence in Writing here.
You can also read a very interesting article "Convert...to Pens!" by Andrew Pudewa. An interesting article to help take even more pressure off of our children as they learn.
From My Heart to Yours,