Spelling Wisdom by Simply Charlotte Mason is a great option for a non- traditional spelling program. Spelling Wisdom has compiled great quotes of history, fiction, and famous people all while compiling over 6,000 commonly used words. Rather than your children being given a spelling list where they may spell the word wrong and then have to correct this wrong spelling in their mind, instead children practice spelling by copying these quotes and spelling correctly. At the end of the week you audibly give them the quote and check to make sure they have comprehended the correct spelling and punctuation of the quote. During the week if there are words your child knows they don’t know how to spell they will give these words extra attention.
I love this spelling program and have used it with all my children. I saw a huge growth in spelling while using this program (and as a bonus I also saw a growth in correct punctuation with my children as well). And one other fun bonus is that these quotes have come up repeatedly in other conversations whether it be as we talk about history or a moral it seems at least once a week once of my children are pulling out their Spelling Wisdom book to reread a quote to the family because it pertains to a topic at hand!
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