Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Our Spelling Program

I have been asked what we use for spelling. So here it is. Taaadaaaa! We are using All About Spelling. We started at the beginning with both younger boys. Since dyslexia is in our lives we decided to use this for that too. Of course the younger one doesn't have it but it is still great for him.

This program is sort of like Spell to Write and Read in that is has phonograms and you learn them like SWR. So far there are 4 levels. We started on level one and it starts off with them learning the phonogram sounds. Then it goes to learning some rules and alphabetizing.
Here he is putting his tiles in alphabetical order. We have a magnetic/white board and I put magnets on the back of the tiles.
The boys love this program. They can't wait to get to it. So I think I have a great program. I think this is the first program that we have used that they look forward to do. Don't you just love it when that happens?

So this is the magnetic board that we are using. This is how it is supposed to be set up. Well the whole alphabet is supposed to be on one line but I was not about to get the huge magnetic board they said. This one is big enough where we can put it on the table when they use it.

In the center they will eventually do words. So far we are on lesson 4. We do as much as they can handle and also make sure they get it before moving on.
We have also done segmenting words with the tokens they give with the program. Oh and by the way, did I say they love to do this program. What a great plus! Then if that is not enough, I have joined their affiliates program. What is that? Well, if you click on my link to the program and you buy it I get a percentage. I just got my first payment and I will be using it to buy levels 2 and 3.

So that is what we are using. I give this program 2 thumbs up.


Berta said...

Great program, does this teach reading as well, it seems to follow the decoding process, just curious.

Just: Carolyn said...

This looks great, I love the way you have it set up. I am going to get the magnetic strips as well to put them on the letters for jmee.

CH @};)