Spelling Table of Contents

Ah-Ha Vocabulary
Bonnie Terry Learning
Spelling Power

AH-HA VocabularyAh-Ha Vocabulary
Foundations in Vocabulary

English can be a very difficult language to learn in the technical aspect. We all learn to speak our language by hearing it, but knowing the mechanics of the written language and proper usage, is another matter altogether. One reason for English being difficult is that it is such a hodge-podge of other languages, with words or parts of words coming from Norman French and Anglo-Saxon as well as Latin and Greek. Fortunately, a large portion of our words either come from, or are formed by, using these latter ancient tongues.

For the homeschooling parent who wishes to provide his/her child with a strong grounding in vocabulary, spelling and related English skills, there is nothing to compare with studying English from the point of its Latin and Greek roots and building upon it. Time and again, SAT scores have borne this out; independent testing and studies in the field of education have also demonstrated it -- a strong knowledge of Latin and Greek word roots and affixes (prefixes and suffixes) makes any student better in the English skills . . . both verbal and written.

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Making Spelling Sense & Making Spelling Sense II
Review by Linda K. Foster

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Poor spelling creates a bad impression! How many times have you read a business letter or email containing misspelled words and found yourself questioning the competency of the business? At some point during the past decade, learning to spell seemed to fall out of favor and, as a result, test scores and the literacy rate dropped significantly. The advent of “spell check” increased our dependence upon the computer and decreased our need and desire to learn to spell. Unfortunately, “spell check” was not the cure-all it was purported to be and correspondence sometimes bordering on illiterate is often the result.  

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Fifteen Minutes a Day for Spelling Power

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Your children will master the 5,000 most frequently used words at their own pace — in just 15 minutes a day — using the research-proven strategies outlined in the "original" Spelling Power.

Since it was first published in 1994, the Spelling Power program has been named Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards winner in the Spelling category every year since 1998 and is one of the Top 100 Picks by Cathy Duffy. The newest 4th Edition of Spelling Power keeps the award-winning approach while bringing the program into the 21st Century with the introduction of Spelling Power's new Digital Tutor and the Teacher Training DVD.

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