Carrie - Preparing Hearts Question re: Spelling/Dictation

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Carrie - Preparing Hearts Question re: Spelling/Dictation

Postby MainelyJen » Sun May 25, 2008 3:42 am

Carrie -

Just a quick question regarding spelling/dictation in Preparing Hearts. My son is very poor speller, in spite of several years of programs based on word lists and all those Explode the Code workbooks he labored over! Currently, we are going through the Phonics Pathways book bit by bit and I'm basically having him try to master the spelling of all words on a page before we move on.

I did a search (by the way, your search function works wonderfully!), but can't seem to find details on spelling in Preparing. I also don't see it on the sample pages which are posted. I know about Charlotte Mason's spelling method, as I read all her volumes years back. Can you share a little about how you've tackled this? Am I correct that there are three dictation levels in Preparing?

God bless you for answering all these picky little questions from your potential customers! LOL You do a great job!
MainelyJen
 

Postby Carrie » Sun May 25, 2008 8:15 pm

MainelyJen,

Here's a few links to previous threads that might help::D
viewtopic.php?t=925

viewtopic.php?t=1246

viewtopic.php?t=1221

Blessings,
Carrie
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Postby MainelyJen » Mon May 26, 2008 3:58 am

Thank you, Carrie, I did read the posts you linked.

I still have a couple questions:

1) Am I correct in assuming that there will be no spelling rules, then, presented at the level of Preparing?

2) Also, are the passages for dictation in Preparing from the living books we will be reading during the year? Or are they just selected quotes, thoughts, etc.?

Thank you!
MainelyJen
 

Postby Carrie » Mon May 26, 2008 11:19 am

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Postby ksjk3 » Mon May 26, 2008 5:10 pm

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Postby Carrie » Mon May 26, 2008 8:08 pm

Kristi,

I'm glad that you are looking forward to the dication. I have just finished giving the 6th and 3rd grade spelling portion today for the standardized achievement tests and my kiddos felt very good about it. They laughed out loud at the incorrectly spelled words today, which shows that those words really stand out when all the kiddos are used to seeing is the correct spelling!

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Postby MainelyJen » Tue May 27, 2008 3:56 am

So, if I jump into your HOD programs at the level of Preparing, not having used one of the other levels, my son will have missed out on all that ground work of dictation? Is it assumed, then, that the student has mastered all the common spelling words for grades 1-4, for example (ie, making it a grade-level oriented word list)?
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Postby Carrie » Tue May 27, 2008 12:15 pm

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Postby MainelyJen » Wed May 28, 2008 4:35 am

Carrie, thank you so much for your patience in answering my spelling questions! I really appreciate it.
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