High School Spelling and Grammar
Every student can use spelling and grammar rules in their academic toolbelt! This course is perfect for students who struggle with spelling or interested in linguistics. Students will learn to crack the spelling and grammar code and gain confidence to express themselves clearly, articulately, and effectively.
By exploring phonics, word origins, roots, dictionary skills, vocabulary builders, grammar rules, and sentence diagraming, students will learn to communicate with credibility.
The class uses the curriculum Spell to Write to Read as the guide, 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 can decode words correctly. Learning word etymology helps students practice spelling strategies and can spot letter combinations.
Grammar, punctuation, and usage guidelines are mastered in this course. The goal is to motivate students 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.
Spelling and Grammar 1 is a full-year course.
Required Materials for High School Spelling and Grammar
- Access to a printer for any additional materials provided
Grading is determined by participation in class and completing assignments both in and outside of class.
Prerequisites: Students must be eager to learn and open to memorizing.