Americana continues the Skill Development Stage. Students will read nonfiction stories about American history and culture. The Student Pack includes two Student Workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils. Each of the 36 lessons is divided into five parts, A through E, and includes two facing pages. Each day the instructor reads the passage together with the student. Students will also “chunk” the appropriate letter patterns indicated for that day’s lesson and have opportunities for copy work and writing from dictation throughout the week.
This set does not include Instructor Handbook.
Please take the Readiness Assessment if you are unsure is your student is ready for this course.
Americana Sample Lesson
Levels of Spelling You See
Spelling You See's carefully designed approach empowers instructors (parents, teachers, and tutors) to help students develop skills and confidence in spelling through an effective, engaging, low-stress learning experience. Developing confidence in spelling skills contributes to developing effective written communication skills, which are important for success in higher education and adult life. Also, this successful approach can foster a student’s lifelong love of learning that transfers to all subject areas.
The Learning Format
Spelling You See’s consistent format guides students through the five essential activities: listening, reading, chunking, copywork, and dictation (presented at the appropriate developmental stage). These activities help students transfer the correct spellings of common words they see in print to long-term memory, enabling them to eventually be able to reproduce the correct spellings in their everyday writing. Lessons are limited to short daily sessions to keep interest and enthusiasm high. There are no word lists to memorize and no weekly tests. Spelling You See is a program based on years of research into how students learn to spell. Students become effective communicators as they grasp the proper spelling of words in the English language.
Please take the Readiness Assessment if you are unsure what course your student should take. Click here to view the different levels of Spelling You See.