Schoolhouse Spelling Master

Schoolhouse Spelling

Welcome to Schoolhouse Spelling on SchoolhouseTeachers.com!

How to Use This Course

Spelling on SchoolhouseTeachers.com is presented based on age and skill level. Preschool Spelling is presented to help students learn letter sounds and how they go together to make words. If your student is more advanced, they may want to memorize the spelling, but that is not required at this age. Worksheets are provided to make the lessons fun for younger students. Lower Elementary Spelling, List One is presented to help younger students learn to spell many basic words they will encounter in their beginning reading classes. Beginning with Lower Elementary List Two and continuing through high school, some vocabulary is taught, along with the spelling. Worksheets with a variety of activities and puzzles are presented to enable the student to work with the words and become familiar with them while learning to spell them. Please see the grade level tabs for more details.

PreK-K

Course Details

Preschool Spelling: one year (40 weeks) of age-appropriate words, flash card videos, and fun printable practice sheets to reinforce learning.

Lower Elementary

Course Details

Lower Elementary Spelling (LE Spelling): LE Spelling has two years of material on file, with each year broken down into three levels—List One, List Two, and List Three. You can choose to move between the lists to meet your child’s specific needs.

LE Spelling Year One covers 39 weeks and spends 14 weeks on age-appropriate words followed by 25 weeks of words focusing on phonics rules. Every week contains numerous activities, puzzles, and games using the spelling words. List One does not incorporate vocabulary; List Two and List Three incorporate two vocabulary words with each word list for the final 17 weeks of the year.

LE Spelling Year Two (links below) covers 36 weeks. Each week begins with Charlotte Mason Monday, which can be used independently of the rest of the lesson if desired. Word lists are drawn from Scripture, classic literature, and famous speeches. All LE word lists also include weekly flash card videos to assist visual learners. There are a variety of printable activities and puzzles each week. There are also activity videos and interactive video games included in some weeks. List One does not incorporate vocabulary; List Two and List Three incorporate two vocabulary words with each lesson.

An example of how LE Spelling can be used for Grades 1-3 is to follow LE List One for 1st grade, LE List Two for 2nd grade, and LE List Three for 3rd grade. You can either use Year One or Year Two material on this schedule or mix and match to fit your child.

List One

List Two

List Three

*Please note: In Year One, all three lists were included in one printable for each day; in Year Two, the lists were broken down into separate printables for ease of printing. 

Upper Elementary

Course Details

Upper Elementary Spelling (UE Spelling): UE Spelling has two years of material on file. Year Three is currently being posted weekly.

Year One covers 39 weeks and spends 14 weeks on age-appropriate words followed by 25 weeks of words focusing on phonics rules. Every week contains numerous activities, puzzles, and games using the spelling words. The first 22 weeks of the course incorporate two vocabulary words; the final 17 weeks of the course increase to three vocabulary words.

Year Two covers 36 weeks. Each week begins with Charlotte Mason Monday, which can be used independently of the rest of the lesson if desired. Word lists are drawn from Scripture, classic literature, and famous speeches. There are a variety of printable activities and puzzles each week. There are also activity videos and interactive video games included in some weeks. Year Two incorporates three vocabulary words with each lesson.

Year Three will cover 36 weeks with a new week’s material posting each weekend. Each week begins with Charlotte Mason Monday, which can be used independently of the rest of the lesson if desired. Word lists are drawn from Scripture, classic literature, and famous speeches. There are a variety of printable activities and puzzles each week. Year Three has a special focus on building vocabulary and includes a personalized, printable dictionary project for the students to create as they progress through the course.

An example of how UE Spelling can be used for Grades 4-6 is to use one year of material for each grade. Years One, Two, and Three can be used in any order; they are not cumulative.

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Enjoy a preview of a Schoolhouse Spelling Upper Elementary class.

Middle School

Course Details

Middle School Spelling (MS Spelling): MS Spelling has two years of material on file. Year Three is currently being posted weekly. 

Year One covers 39 weeks and spends 14 weeks on age-appropriate words followed by 25 weeks of words focusing on various themes such as words related to geography, the medical field, etc. Year One incorporates four vocabulary words with each word list throughout the year.

Year Two covers 36 weeks. Each week begins with Charlotte Mason Monday, which can be used independently of the rest of the lesson if desired. Word lists are drawn from Scripture, classic literature, and famous speeches. There are a variety of printable activities and puzzles each week. There are also activity videos and interactive video games included in some weeks. Year Two incorporates four vocabulary words with each lesson.

Year Three will cover 36 weeks with a new week’s material posting each weekend. Each week begins with Charlotte Mason Monday, which can be used independently of the rest of the lesson if desired. Word lists are drawn from Scripture, classic literature, and famous speeches. There are a variety of printable activities and puzzles each week. Year Three has a special focus on building vocabulary and includes a personalized, printable dictionary project for the students to create as they progress through the course.

An example of how MS Spelling can be used for Grades 7-9 is to use one year of material for each grade. Years One, Two, and Three can be used in any order; they are not cumulative.

High School

Course Details

High School Spelling (HS Spelling): HS Spelling has two years of material on file. Year Three is currently being posted weekly.

Year One covers 39 weeks and spends 14 weeks on age-appropriate words followed by 25 weeks of words focusing on various themes such as words related to geography, the medical field, etc. Year One incorporates five vocabulary words with each word list throughout the year.

Year Two covers 36 weeks. Each week begins with Charlotte Mason Monday, which can be used independently of the rest of the lesson if desired. Word lists are drawn from Scripture, classic literature, and famous speeches. There are a variety of printable activities and puzzles each week. There are also activity videos and interactive video games included in some weeks. Year Two incorporates five vocabulary words with each lesson.

Year Three will cover 36 weeks with a new week’s material posting each weekend. Each week begins with Charlotte Mason Monday, which can be used independently of the rest of the lesson if desired. Word lists are drawn from Scripture, classic literature, and famous speeches. There are a variety of printable activities and puzzles each week. Year Three has a special focus on building vocabulary and includes a personalized, printable dictionary project for the students to create as they progress through the course.

An example of how HS Spelling can be used for Grades 10-12 is to use one year of material for each grade. Years One, Two, and Three can be used in any order; they are not cumulative.

Transcript Information

When taken as part of a full language arts credit, each year of high school spelling is worth .25 high school credit if parents regularly test to ensure mastery.

* Please be informed of your state’s academic requirements. http://schoolhouseconnect.com/state-homeschool-laws/

For transcript help, go to  http://schoolhouseteachers.com/2013/05/creating-a-transcript/

Course Completion Certificates

The specific links to each year and grade level of material can be found under Course Details.

*Please note: You will see that in the index for the worksheets, each year is labeled Week One through the end of that year’s material. This is to make the material immediately accessible regardless of when you begin your school year. However, in Year One material, the printables make specific mention of the month (for example, October Week One). Simply disregard that notation when doing your worksheets. Year Two printables are labeled Week One through the end, as are Year Three. 

Sharon Hudson image croppedSharon Hudson is a Christian mother of two adult children and works as a legal secretary. She loves bringing her lifelong passion for learning to SchoolhouseTeachers.com and is responsible for the Schoolhouse Spelling materials on the site.