Here's some basic info on Spelling Power.SandKsmama wrote:This is my first year homeschooling - I have a 5 year old and a 9.5 year old. I'm doing MFW K and ECC and LOVE them. We are definitely sticking with MFW for next year.
Now, the spelling question...my dd is a natural speller, and I think in the entire book we used this year, we've found maybe 5 words so far that she didn't already know how to spell. I feel like I'm wasting her time and her spelling ability by continuing on with this. She is now okay with a change.
So, Spelling Power. I've never even really looked at it. I know it's expensive:-) Is it good for a natural speller - spelling really comes easily to her? Is it boring? :-) I know, I know. I really just need some reassurance that this is going to be a good choice for my daughter. My dd is also Little Miss dramatic, artsy, musical, VERY easily distracted:-), etc. Thanks!!!
It is a book that is designed to be used from about grade 3 - grade 12 and is a one time purchase to be used by multiple students over many years. so the cost over time is, well... cheap.
Built into SP are placement tests, so if your child is 4th grade, but spelling skills are at a different level (lower or higher) you work within that skill level.
Word lists are broken down by 47 phonics rules -- but not all 47 rules are covered every single skill level. There is some reason given in the SP book for the intentional skipping -- it has to do with difference in focus at the middle and high school level with some techno lingo that I don't care if I understand. :)
SP is designed to be used in about 10-15 minutes per day.