Our teens might not see it now but we do. It’s important to keep pushing spelling and vocabulary in the high school years. Thankfully you no longer have to teach the rules of spelling so your time on this subject will be greatly diminished. A short but intense teaching and follow up through out the week is often all that spelling at high school level calls for.
We have asked some Teach Them Diligently families what their favorite High School Spelling and Vocabulary curriculums are. Those are listed below with a link to our complete Homeschool Family Favorite Guide.
The Top 3…
Wordly Wise 3000 – From their website: Wordly Wise 3000® 4th Edition provides direct academic vocabulary instruction to develop the critical link between vocabulary and reading comprehension. The robust activities, student engagement, and differentiated instruction provide the flexibility to meet the needs of today’s varying student population.
Spelling Power – From their website: Spelling Power has everything you need to teach spelling words and skills to your entire family to the college level. With Spelling Power, your children will master the 5,000 most frequently used words and key spelling principles at their own pace—in just 15 minutes a day—using research-proven strategies.
Excellence in Spelling: Phonetic Zoo – From their website: Looking for a new approach to spelling? This phonics-based program uses auditory input to ensure that the correct spelling of each word is absorbed by the brain. The audio allows students to work independently much of the time, while allowing for the repetition needed for mastery. The audio portion of the program can be purchased as CDs or as an MP3 download. If you choose the MP3 download, the study cards will be shipped and a regular shipping fee will be applied.
Top High School Spelling and Vocabulary Curriculums 4-5
4. All About Spelling – From their website: Developed for busy parents, teachers, and tutors, All About Spelling is a scripted, open-and-go program that teaches spelling in the most effective way possible. This award-winning seven-level program provides complete and comprehensive instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach.
5. Abeka – From their website: Homeschooling is an opportunity for parents to give their children the education they need to succeed. The first step to their success: choosing an educational curriculum that invests in your kids the way you do. Our proven spiral learning approach helps kids retain more of what they learn.