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    Spelling - when to expect mastery

    A and C are both using AAS. They have 10 new words each week and they also do phrases and sentences from dictation. The dictation is only from words they have learned how to spell.

    They do great with the words but I usually have to coach them through the phrases and sentences to find their mistakes. Their mistakes usually have to do with concepts they have previously learned like using 'ing' instead of 'eng' or 'y' at the end of a word instead of 'i.'

    What is the general thought here? Should I stay at whatever lesson we're on until they are consistently getting the phrases and sentences right or practice the phrases and sentences and move on once the words are mastered? We spent last week reviewing and I think we will keep on reviewing this week as well.
    Susan

    2021-2022
    A (13) - Simply Classical 7/8
    C (12) - Simply Classical 7/8
    G (8) - Simply Classical 1

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    Re: Spelling - when to expect mastery

    Originally posted by sfhargett View Post
    A and C are both using AAS. They have 10 new words each week and they also do phrases and sentences from dictation. The dictation is only from words they have learned how to spell.

    They do great with the words but I usually have to coach them through the phrases and sentences to find their mistakes. Their mistakes usually have to do with concepts they have previously learned like using 'ing' instead of 'eng' or 'y' at the end of a word instead of 'i.'

    What is the general thought here? Should I stay at whatever lesson we're on until they are consistently getting the phrases and sentences right or practice the phrases and sentences and move on once the words are mastered? We spent last week reviewing and I think we will keep on reviewing this week as well.
    Can you give me an idea of your current system is for using AAS? It should take the better part of the week to complete a step. Are you reviewing the yellow phonogram cards and doing the red "dictation" cards, along with the blue "rule cards"? I found I had to do these almost daily. (just 5-10 min, not doing them all every day, but evaluating what needed done the most). I also have my daughter go back through her work now and "read" the words before I correct them. She is notorious for knowing how to spell consonant teams/blends, but "skipping" a letter. If she checks it, she often finds the missing letter, or realizes that what she wrote is not actually the correct words! (there is on reng), for example. AAS does say you are working for mastery, so if your child is consistently getting the same words wrong, I would go back and spend some more time on that step. Also, if you are not really using the tiles, I highly recommend it. (we actually just downloaded the app..SOOOO nice)
    Christine

    (2021/2022)
    DD1 8/23/09 - Mix of MP5 and MP6 (SFL, Birds, R&S 6 Math, MPOA Narrative)
    DS2 9/1/11 - MP4
    DD3 2/9/13 -MP2 or SC4? (still debating!)

    Previous Years
    DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4, SC 5/6, MP4 + FFL and R&S Math 5, MPOA Fable
    DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2/AAR/Storytime Treasures), Traditional Spelling 1, SC5/6 Year 1
    DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK, AAR), MP1

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      Re: Spelling - when to expect mastery

      Originally posted by howiecram View Post
      Can you give me an idea of your current system is for using AAS? It should take the better part of the week to complete a step. Are you reviewing the yellow phonogram cards and doing the red "dictation" cards, along with the blue "rule cards"? I found I had to do these almost daily. (just 5-10 min, not doing them all every day, but evaluating what needed done the most). I also have my daughter go back through her work now and "read" the words before I correct them. She is notorious for knowing how to spell consonant teams/blends, but "skipping" a letter. If she checks it, she often finds the missing letter, or realizes that what she wrote is not actually the correct words! (there is on reng), for example. AAS does say you are working for mastery, so if your child is consistently getting the same words wrong, I would go back and spend some more time on that step. Also, if you are not really using the tiles, I highly recommend it. (we actually just downloaded the app..SOOOO nice)
      So we spend about four days on each step. We do the teaching on the first day and spell the words with tiles. The next day we spell them on paper. Then we spend two days going through the phrases and sentences. We only go this fast if they aren't making mistakes.

      I really haven't been doing much review. Once they consistently get the cards correct, I put them in the mastered section. I probably ought to be reviewing them more often. I've compiled a list of spelling rules (obviously I'll need to add to it as we move forward). I think I'll have them read that over at the beginning of our lessons for a while.

      So after they write the word/phrase/sentence, I have them sound out what they have written and compare it to what it should have been. If they find the mistake themselves, I count it as correct. I try to guide them into finding their own mistakes. If they have missed a spelling rule, I ask them if there are any words that follow spelling rules that they might need to check. If they say no, I pull out a list of spelling rules, and say "Read rule number 4." They read "English words don't end in i." I say "See if you can find a word that follows that rule."

      The most common mistakes are 'eng' for 'ing,' i for y in words like cry, and remembering to keep the e in /er/ (so river instead of rivr).

      I've thought about getting the app, but I've heard it's not that good on the 7" fires.
      Susan

      2021-2022
      A (13) - Simply Classical 7/8
      C (12) - Simply Classical 7/8
      G (8) - Simply Classical 1

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