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Memoria Press Traditional Spelling I Review
What is Classical Education?
I really didn’t understand the term myself until I thought about the question and decided it was time I did some research. In fact, the term describes an educational method different than what I had imagined. It’s so much more encompassing than I first thought. After researching how classical education benefits the child as an individual, I decided it was the path for us. What we have implemented from the classical education philosophy has worked well with our family. Learn more about what Classical Education involves on Memoria Press by clicking here.
The Traditional Spelling I from Memoria Press is part one of a series to help encourage spelling with the phonetic approach and helps build writing skills. It’s a comprehensive program with an easy to follow flow and plenty of growth opportunities.
The set consists of:
- Traditional Spelling I – Teacher Manual
- Traditional Spelling I – Student Workbook
- Traditional Spelling I – Practice Book
- Classical Phonics
- Phonics Flash Cards
The lessons are bound in a spiral book which I love. I wish all text books used the spiral binding because it makes it so much easier for the kids to work in them…especially the younger ones. It helps the book pages to lay flat and makes writing easier for them. Each lesson has a few different components. First they have a reading passage with fill in from the word bank sentences to get them started. From there they have several other ways to practice each set of words. These lesson can be spread out over the week and done in short classes.
After each lesson they can then practice their spelling words in the practice book by writing them two times on the spaces provided. These books are meant to be used with a single student to give them ample practice spaces.
This book is great for extra practice!
Classical Phonics is a the next book. This book is good to have and keep on hand. It’s great for reviewing and practicing letters and sounds. The book is also spiral bound…I love the quality and layout of this book!
There is an individual page for each letter that has the letter, images, and words.
These are great to help review letters and sounds. We will be using them to solidify her foundation in letters and their sounds recognition as well as practice CVC word reading.
There are also word sounds and blends practice pages.
And last but not least in the set is the large set of phonics flash cards. There are tons of these cards and work for each level of learning from simple letter recognition to word families. They are a great size for little hands and include so many different ways to use them. They are numbered so you can easily find the ones that correspond with the lesson you are working on.