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The Spell to Write and Read
Companion CD set
comes complete with:
- Audio CD set that covers all spelling
sections of the Spell to Write and Read Program
- BONUS CD Included that covers the diagnostic
tests as well!
- A convenient six disc CD case to hold the
- A CD index guide to make accessing specific
spelling sections easy!
ALL THIS FOR
TIPS & IDEAS
FOR HOW TO UTILIZE THE PROGRAM
We purchased headphones so the
child reviewing could listen without distracting the
other children. It is good to have a specific area
where they will be doing their spelling review.
Teach your students how to use the
pause button so that they can review at their own pace.
These review lists are not going in
their Learning Logs, but rather in a separate notebook.
It is nice to keep the review lists together so you can
look back at how they are improving and/or see patterns
of problems in their past work.
* The number of lists you have your
children review each day is entirely up to you. My
youngest (1st grade) had no problem listening
to the CD for the current week’s list as well as two
review lists. Older students may be able to handle
more. Just be sensitive to the needs of your children.
I have found that for my children, listening to the CD
is somewhat of a novelty and they never complain about
This is how we use the CD in our home:
Monday – dictate the spelling
words to my children as per Wanda’s instruction in Spell to
Write and Read. After dictation, my children will go to the
CD and review the spelling list from the previous week.
Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday -
we do a few of the Spelling Enrichments for our current
lesson. The children will go to the CD and review the
current week’s list as well review two other lists*. The
lessons that my children are reviewing are based on their
mastery. Some children struggle with words that are easy
for other children and vice versa. I like to see them get
100% on each list several times before we stop reviewing
that list. Even when they have spelled the list 100%
correct several times, we are able to go back several
weeks/months later to make sure the lists are still
mastered. I will correct their lists or they will go to the
WISE guide themselves and check their work. We talk about
the areas they are struggling, write the words correctly and
Friday – use the CD to
“test” the current week’s list. Correct together and
discuss any problems they may be having. We also finish any
spelling enrichments we didn’t get to during the week.
These CDs are a tool for you!
Feel free to use them for your student’s review and mastery
the way that you feel works best in your situation!