Spell to Write and Read Supplemental Resources

I love the Spell to Write and Read program for teaching reading and spelling. If you aren't familiar with the program then check this video. While supplemental resources are not needed to teach the program, they can add more interest for the student and be a great help to the teacher. I have compiled a list of Spell to Write and Read supplemental resources that I have used over the years. I hope you find it helpful. Spell to Write and Read Supplemental Resources All of the SWR materials … [Read more...]

WISE Guide Enrichment Activity Worksheets {Review}

My absolute favorite phonics, spelling and reading curriculum is Spell to Write and Read and using this curriculum just got easier with the creation of the WISE Guide Enrichment Activity Worksheets books! (Check them out here.)Elizabeth FitzGerald, homeschool mom and SWR trainer, has created worksheets to go with the enrichment activities in the WISE Guide (the spelling list portion of the Spell to Write and Read curriculum). The worksheets make the enrichment activities simple and fun for … [Read more...]

Spell to Write and Read

One curriculum that we really enjoy using in our home is called Spell to Write and Read by Wanda Sanseri. It is a phonics and spelling program for preschool thru high school age students. I love that I only had to purchase the core kit one time for all my children for all the grade levels. Once you buy the core kit you are off and running for years of phonics and spelling lessons. The only additional purchases I make are one Learning Log (primary or black) per child per school year. In … [Read more...]

Learning with Candy Land

My  kids love games and they would pick playing a game over doing school work any day so I came up with this Candy Land game to help review our Spell to Write and Read phonograms and spelling words. Of course, you can modify this game to fit your own spelling and phonics program too. (Scroll down for a video of how to play the game.) First, get out your Candy Land board game. Ours is an old one so yours might look a little different but any Candy Land board will work! Next, make … [Read more...]

Fishing for Phonograms (Letter Sounds)

We like to make learning fun around here. My goal for my kid's education is to encourage an attitude of life long learning. That doesn't come from boring workbooks (although I do use them). Instead, I try to make learning fun, especially for the little ones. One of the activities I use to help teach my children the sounds of the letters of the alphabet (called phonograms) is a little game called "Fishing for Phonograms". It is a fun and educational way for children to learn the letter … [Read more...]