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The Curriculum Carousel (Round and Round We Go…)

Ask any veteran homeschooler about burn-out, and she’ll quickly get to the topic of curriculum. What mother hasn’t sincerely purchased piles of curriculum only to discover later that her choices were a terrible fit for her family? (Waving my hand here!)

How to Teach Spelling

Note: We strongly urge you to purchase one of the following books by Ruth Beechick, before attempting to use our spelling suggestions:

Spelling… It was troublesome for me when I was a child, yet my husband claims it was his favorite subject. 

Trouble with Spelling

Anne, I have seven children, but we’re having trouble with spelling. I used Ruth Beechick’s books for my first 5 children successfully to teach spelling. This has not been the case with my last two boys. I feel swamped at all the choices of spelling curriculum and need to come up with a plan soon to help them be successful (especially the 13-soon-to-be-14-year-old, who still struggles with spelling when he’s writing essays, etc.).

Spelling that has helped my daughter…

I really like the Bible-based spelling lessons I found for free on the Internet.  My oldest daughter spells very phonetically… you know… fonetikly.  🙂  But for some reason, this spelling has helped her.  It’s not fancy, but I like how it combines dictation with old-fashioned review.