The Spelling Journal contains pages to collect and organize words based on phonograms and spelling rules. This student-created reference reinforces phonics knowledge and helps students master the spelling of words. The journal is organized first by sounds and then by spelling and contains a:
- Sound-to-spelling reference
- Phonogram chart
- Spelling rules reference
Although the Spelling Journal is designed to be used with the Essentials curriculum, it may also be used independently.
3rd Edition (2018)
8.5" x 11"
I am using Essentials with my 4th and 5th grade students. I love that I can combine some instruction for both of them and also have different levels for their different abilities. The teacher manual is easy to understand and the material holds their interest and is excellent.
It took 3.5 years, but this girl just completed Essentials level A—all 30 lessons! We started when she was in 3rd grade, newly diagnosed dyslexic, and had tried a zillion other reading/spelling/writing curricula. She’s in 6th grade this year and now we will cycle back around to level B. We have moved through the first 7 lessons of level B in 2.5 months! It shows us that we’ve both learned a whole lot about the “whys” of the English language!