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July 16th, 2007, 08:12 AM
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My 4th grader is like me horrible with spelling. if it werent for spell check i dont know what i would do, but i am looking for a good spelling program you have used/heard of that is good. I have looked into spelling power i believe it is but it seems so hard on my part so i dont know if i am up for such a challenge with all the other challanges i plan to tackle this year! any suggestions would be appreciated!
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July 16th, 2007, 09:12 AM
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We're using A Reason for Spelling this year. We've only done a couple of lessons so far, but my ds seems to really like it. It's scripture based, so I don't know if you want that or not. Each day, there are different activity type pages to do. There are also some hands-on activities suggested for practicing the spelling words for different types of learners. Ex: form the words out of play dough, write the words with sidewalk chalk, write the words on index cards and cut up into a jigsaw puzzle, etc. You don't have to do all these (or any of them), but if your ds/dd wants more practice these are suggestions you can use depending on his/her learning style.
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July 16th, 2007, 10:01 AM
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I've heard really good things about Sequential Spelling. Spelling Power does seem to take a bit of time but I've heard that's only to set it up. Once you have it set it's not supposed to take much time at all and is supposed to be very good.

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July 16th, 2007, 11:33 AM
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thanks for your thoughts i will look into all the suggestions and re-evaluate spelling power because i have heard such great things!
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July 16th, 2007, 11:48 AM
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We have just started working on spelling. I just bought Building Spelling Skills from Christian Liberty Press. I have just started using it so I don't have a real strong opinion on it yet.

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July 16th, 2007, 03:46 PM
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Doing a lot of crosswords helped mine.

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