High School Spelling and Grammar 2
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The class uses the curriculum Spell to Write to Read as the guide and it is based on the Writing Road to Reading, a program developed by teacher Romalda Spalding and Dr. Samuel Orton, a neurologist who worked with dyslexic children in the 1920s. Using phonics and spelling rules, students learn to decode any word. Learning word etymology helps students practice spelling strategies and spot letter combinations.
Spelling and Grammar 2 continues to empower kids to communicate clearly, effectively, and articulately. All of this will give your student credibility for writing and speaking.
Grammar, punctuation, and usage guidelines are cultivated and perfected in this level 2 class. With class activities, this unconventional approach to grammar and spelling strives to motivate students to comprehend the content easily. We will work toward this goal through games, interactive puzzles, quizzes, and tests.
- Repetition of the phonograms allows students to master spelling.
- Repetition of spelling rules gives students confidence.
- Diagramming sentence is an enjoyable exercise that makes grammar make sense and fun.
These steps will form a foundation for students to communicate through writing and ensure success in their future
Spelling and Grammar 2 is a full-year course.
Grading is determined based on participation in class and completing assignments both in and outside of class.
- Notebook for keeping papers organized
- Access to a printer for any additional materials provided
Prerequisites: Students must have taken Level 1 to take Level 2 and be eager to learn and open to memorizing rules.