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  • Colomama
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    Absolutely marvelous! Your team has made this so user friendly and customizable! Kudos

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  • cherylswope
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    Is their a readiness assessment for level 2 and / or level 3 available?

    Not yet, but there will be!


    Also, with the 2 different writing options available for SC 2 (storytime and Bible) can we jump back and forth between them if desired or should we choose 1 and stick with it? I know that Anita and others may choose to do both for repetition, but can we do a few weeks out of Storytime if we really enjoy the story and then jump to Bible for awhile?

    You can choose one for the year, jump back and forth as you want, or use both simultaneously. The directions are the same for both the Read-Aloud Edition and Bible Story Edition, so the only significant difference is the content of the sentences. The books will be easy to interchange, if you would like.


    Penmanship is offered in manuscript and cursive. I was planning on introducing cursive this next year and was thinking about doing the NAC cursive at Sodalitas, would this still be beneficial given the specialized SC curriculum material? Are the letters introduced alphabetically, or by stroke direction /type?

    We're using NAC 1 in SC 2. NAC 1 will introduce the letters alphabetically.

    Yes, the NAC session will still apply with your SC levels! I thoroughly enjoyed attending NAC pre-conference sessions with Iris. I would recommend attending her NAC session this summer, if you can.


    I think that's everything!

    Thanks-
    Cheryl


    Abbreviations:
    NAC = New American Cursive
    SC 2 = Simply Classical Level 2 (coming April, 2016, if all goes well)

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  • Colomama
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    Is their a readiness assessment for level 2 and / or level 3 available?

    Also, with the 2 different writing options available for SC 2 (storytime and Bible) can we jump back and forth between them if desired or should we choose 1 and stick with it? I know that Anita and others may choose to do both for repetition, but can we do a few weeks out of Storytime if we really enjoy the story and then jump to Bible for awhile?

    Penmanship is offered in manuscript and cursive. I was planning on introducing cursive this next year and was thinking about doing the NAC cursive at Sodalitas, would this still be beneficial given the specialized SC curriculum material? Are the letters introduced alphabetically, or by stroke direction /type?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Colomama; 02-26-2016, 03:08 PM.

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  • cherylswope
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    Originally posted by HeatherB View Post
    They haven't done ai or ay much and Ligia is having trouble with oa, too. I don't know...

    I could get them and see what happens and if not have them on hand for after level 2.

    Heather

    That sounds like a good idea. The teacher's guide will help you with suggestions to carefully introduce each skill. You can adapt wherever necessary, e.g., separating each "vowel team" on the board before combining them in the lesson. If you take it step-by-step, they may do very well.

    Keep us posted -

    Cheryl

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  • HeatherB
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    They haven't done ai or ay much and Ligia is having trouble with oa, too. I don't know...

    I could get them and see what happens and if not have them on hand for after level 2.

    Heather

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  • cherylswope
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    And now I have potatoes waiting to be placed in the oven for children waiting to be fed....


    I'll check back in the morning for anything more. Good questions.

    Thanks-
    Cheryl

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  • cherylswope
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    Scroll down the pages to view the entire sample: FSR E Sample Pages.

    You can see ai/ay on the same page, early in the text. You also see a page with a long paragraph for reading, etc. This might be fine for your own children. See what you think.

    (My mind is firmly in the skills of SC 1 and SC 2 right now, so I know our SC 1/SC 2 students will need a little more work before tackling this.)


    Regarding registration: Yes! MP 2016 Teacher Training conference

    I'm looking forward to meeting our SC forum regulars, visitors, and "lurkers!"

    Thanks-
    Cheryl

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  • HeatherB
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    Hmmm...that might be too frustrating for them right now(E). Maybe I should stick to getting the Core Skills book you mentioned instead to use as we wait for level 2. Thank you for sharing more specific info.! Has registration opened yet for the MP conference?
    Thank you!


    Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
    You'll definitely want the Teacher's Guide for FSR E. In addition to having clear teaching instructions for each phonics lesson, you'll receive ready-to-ask comprehension questions.


    Btw, this book is not easy. For example, oe and oa appear as vowel teams on the same page, as do ue and ui. A little tricky for our SC 1 and SC 2 kiddos. (We're saving it for after SC 2!)


    And you're welcome.

    I hope you can make it to the MP conference again this year. If you plan to come, be thinking about topics you would like to discuss.

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  • cherylswope
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    You'll definitely want the Teacher's Guide for FSR E. In addition to having clear teaching instructions for each phonics lesson, you'll receive ready-to-ask comprehension questions.


    Btw, this book is not easy. For example, oe and oa appear as vowel teams on the same page, as do ue and ui. A little tricky for our SC 1 and SC 2 kiddos. (We're saving it for after SC 2!)


    And you're welcome.

    I hope you can make it to the MP conference again this year. If you plan to come, be thinking about topics you would like to discuss.

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  • HeatherB
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    I meant FSR E not 1. I assume I need the teacher's guide but not sure?

    Originally posted by HeatherB View Post
    Cheryl-- do you think I need the teacher's guide with the FSR 1?

    thank you for your help


    Heather

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  • HeatherB
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    Cheryl-- do you think I need the teacher's guide with the FSR 1?

    thank you for your help


    Heather


    Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
    Yes, very good idea! The new FSR E has eight lessons. That could be good timing!

    The syllabus is shown here: FSR E Sample.


    If you have time, you might also add an intro-to-phonics review with Core Skills: Phonics Book 1 (right-hand side, Individual Items). We begin Core Skills: Phonics Book 2 in SC 2. I like the visually uncluttered, "clean" presentation of phonics skills in these books.

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  • cherylswope
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    Originally posted by HeatherB View Post
    Cheryl--

    As I prepare to purchase Dara's k curriculum, I'm wondering if you think FSR E would be helpful to use with Ligia & Ervin as we wait for the release of Level 2? I have some other materials on hand for reading instruction but am always looking for reinforcement/support since they are still struggling with reading/phonics.

    Heather

    Yes, very good idea! The new FSR E has eight lessons. That could be good timing!

    The syllabus is shown here: FSR E Sample.


    If you have time, you might also add an intro-to-phonics review with Core Skills: Phonics Book 1 (right-hand side, Individual Items). We begin Core Skills: Phonics Book 2 in SC 2. I like the visually uncluttered, "clean" presentation of phonics skills in these books.

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  • HeatherB
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    Cheryl--

    As I prepare to purchase Dara's k curriculum, I'm wondering if you think FSR E would be helpful to use with Ligia & Ervin as we wait for the release of Level 2? I have some other materials on hand for reading instruction but am always looking for reinforcement/support since they are still struggling with reading/phonics.

    Heather


    Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
    SC 2 should be a good fit for Ligia & Ervin, even if they move more quickly through it. In SC 2, we offer Friday review for anyone who needs it in any subject. We also offer Friday "Delve Deeply" for students who can invest a little more time and effort into the week's lessons.

    With your MP K for Dara, this all sounds like a very good plan for those three children, Heather!

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  • Anita
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    Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
    If I did this correctly, here is the updated SC 2 Book List:

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    WooHoo! And thanks for the rah-rah I always need that. (You would think I would be a *little* more sure of myself by now...) I honestly think it's just the fact that someone else -- a group of someone else's -- depends on my being able to teach them well that so concerns me. That, combined with the fact that so few teachers are tackling this type of education -- let alone with special needs kids. It's encouraging to hear, "You'll be JUST FINE." And "I'm excited!"

    Well, if Cheryl says we can do it, we can do it (hahaha!). I know we can already in my heart. But you know -- nice to have a 'second'.

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  • cherylswope
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    If I did this correctly, here is the updated SC 2 Book List:

    SC 2 Book List.pdf

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