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. There are two different styles of spelling lessons offered (one is phonics based, one is Charlotte Mason based). You can use them independently of each other or do one first and then the other, whatever fits your child’s needs.

Phonics-Based LE Spelling includes 37 weekly lessons and several review lessons. It spends 12 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.

Charlotte Mason LE Spelling (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 the phonics-based series or the Charlotte Mason-based series on this schedule or mix and match to fit your child.

List One

List Two

List Three

*Please note: In the Phonics-Based LE Spelling, all three lists were included in one printable for each day; in Charlotte Mason LE Spelling, the lists were broken down into separate printables for ease of printing. 

Upper Elementary

Course Details

Upper Elementary Spelling (UE Spelling): UE Spelling has four years of material on file. There are two different styles of spelling lessons offered (one is phonics based, one is Charlotte Mason based). You can use them independently of each other or do one first and then the other, whatever fits your child’s needs.

Phonics-Based UE Spelling covers 37 weeks and spends 12 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 20 weeks of the course incorporate two vocabulary words; the final 17 weeks of the course increase to three vocabulary words.

Charlotte Mason UE Spelling Year One 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.

Charlotte Mason UE Spelling 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. Year Two 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.

Charlotte Mason UE Spelling Year Three is posting weekly during the 2015-2016 school year. It will cover 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. 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 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 four years of material on file. There are two different styles of spelling lessons offered (one is phonics based, one is Charlotte Mason based). You can use them independently of each other or do one first and then the other, whatever fits your child’s needs.

Topics-Based MS Spelling covers 37 weeks and spends 12 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. Four vocabulary words are incorporated with each word list throughout the year.

Charlotte Mason MS Spelling Year One 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. Four vocabulary words are incorporated with each lesson.

Charlotte Mason MS Spelling 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. This year 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.

Charlotte Mason MS Spelling Year Three is posting weekly during the 2015-2016 school year. It will cover 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. 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 can be used in any order; they are not cumulative.

High School

Course Details

High School Spelling (HS Spelling): HS Spelling has four years of material on file. There are two different styles of spelling lessons offered (one is phonics based, one is Charlotte Mason based). You can use them independently of each other or do one first and then the other, whatever fits your child’s needs.

Topics-Based HS Spelling covers 37 weeks and spends 12 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. Five vocabulary words are incorporated with each word list throughout the year.

Charlotte Mason HS Spelling Year One 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. Five vocabulary words are incorporated with each lesson.

Charlotte Mason HS Spelling 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. This year 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.

Charlotte Mason HS Spelling Year Three is posting weekly during the 2015-2016 school year. It will cover 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. 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 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.

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

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