Sequential Spelling Level One
Sequential Spelling is based on the classic Orton-Gillingham approach of multi-sensory instruction and follows the instructional focuses of Structured Literacy, including its focuses on phonology and sound-symbol association (our word families or rimes); syllable instruction and morphology. These last elements are introduced in our curriculum. This allows children to learn inductively (just as they learned to walk and to talk) and to achieve what the authors of Structured Literacy call automatically and we call mastery: the ability to process language so fluidly that it no longer presents a barrier to analytical thinking and comprehension.
Level One consists of 180 daily lessons totaling just over 4,000 words. It begins with the word family "in" and ends with the word families "as" and "ac".
Level One is normally undertaken by 6 - 7-year-olds. When a child has mastered the alphabet and basic phonics up through two letter blends, they are ready. This work is commonly used for rehabilitative work and it is not uncommon for teenagers to begin here. We have documented one three year old child successfully completing Level One. The parent/teacher should feel at liberty to judge the student's readiness.
- Instructions for Use
- Word Lists for 180 Days
- Correct Answers to SB Optional Exercises
- Correct Answers for Evaluation Tests
- Optional Rules You Might Consider Teaching
- Work Space for 180 Days
- 180 Fun, Optional Exercises
- Five Evaluation Tests
- Story Starters