Spelling Plus 1000 Words Toward Spelling Success

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  • Reviewed on Monday, June 19, 2017
  • Grades Used: 1st
  • Dates used: 2016-2017
Not only a good spelling program but a good resource for teaching spelling as well. I took it nice and slow with my 1st grader, and, though she struggled at first, it began to click and the words weren't overwhelming which I appreciated. Will use the same book for second grade (it has multiple lists for each grade so can be reused!)


  • Reviewed on Saturday, February 19, 2005
  • Grades Used: K-6
  • Dates used: 9/04-ongoing
This spelling book is basically a collection of 69 spelling list ranging from super easy level A lists (am, an, at) to much more advanced level G lists (fascinate, mischevious) and everything in between making it approriate for several grade levels. there is also a word bank in the back and some teacher resources.

The book is designed to be used with a classroom, but I found it easy to adapt to a 1-to-1 situation. Everything you need is available for reproduction within the book. Instructions on how to find your child's spelling level are also included.

There is a great explination of lanquage in the begining of the book along with instructions for how to teach the lists. The student(s) are asked to spell out loud, trace the letters while spelling out loud, cover the word and write it while spelling out loud, check and correct thier work and spell out loud from memory again. There is also supposed to be *homework* but I have never done this. Instead we spend long then the 4 days per list the author suggests.

All in all we have found it a great program and plan to add in dictation (as the author suggests) soon.