I love lists, when I am writing out all the things I need to do and getting my brain on paper. Those lists mean something to me, they have context and a purpose. Spelling lists on the other hand are purposeful boredom. I get the strategy behind them, but let’s face it, if our generation is supposed to be a glowing accolade of the whole “spelling list method” I don’t think it’s working too well. Spelling lists can work for some people, but it is like choosing the long way around because it is not the most effective way of teaching and it takes way more painful, fingernail-on-the-chalkboard, repetition. WHY? Why do we do this to ourselves, to our kids? With all learning styles, with all children everywhere, I can honestly tell you that there is a better way to teaching spelling to your kids, regardless of whether you buy the curriculum I am going to share about. You can use this method with just any novel you have lying around, a pen, and a paper!
It’s called copywork my friends, and it’s magical.
Homeschool Spelling… thinking outside the box (with copywork)
Today’s podcast episode is all about how to make that happen… the easy way! Without having to wrap your mind around age-appropriate copywork passages, without having to figure out contextual passages that will interest and engage your kids. In only 10 minutes a day, teach your kids spelling in a way that means something to them, and therefore will stick, and not drive them insane (or you!).
Homeschool Spelling: Links and References
I’m not here to sell you a curriculum, I’m just here to share my story. You don’t need curriculum to teach spelling through copywork, but it does make it a whole lot easier on busy homeschool moms like me 😉 If you want to see inside Spelling You See to see if it will be a good fit for your family, you can check out the video below.
If you are looking for the placement test, check it out here.
If you want to read more about what levels we are using, read the post.
If you want to see a sample lesson with my kids, watch it on Facebook below: