Heron Spelling Starter Package

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The Heron Spelling starter package includes the Teacher Manual, Understanding Spelling, Spell It Right and the book and workbooks for the grade level you choose.

Note: The first course, Understanding Spelling is often so effective at putting the basic rules of spelling in place that it has changed students' spelling by whole grade levels.

We highly recommend using the diagnostic test after finishing this course. If you find you need a higher grade level, just reach out to us. We'll help get you the right level.

Here's What You Get With a Starter Package

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Heron Spelling Teacher Manual

Ensure your child moves through the Heron Spelling levels easily and masterfully. This manual is an essential component.

 

Included are instructions for helping a student move quickly through the program, and the diagnostic testing procedure for determining how to tailor the program to the needs of the individual student.

Detailed information on how to go back and repair  phonics when students are having difficulty with spelling. See Learning to Spell.

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Understanding Spelling

The first course in the Heron Spelling program.

 

This spelling course is so effective we have found it often changes the students spelling level, allowing them to advance through the program even faster.

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Spell It Right!

 

Did you know that there are some simple things you can do to improve your spelling?

 

There are!

 

In fact, spelling is a lot more like other things than you might have realized. To get good at it, you have to know how to avoid mistakes, how to practice, how to be sure you’re getting it right.

Nobody is a perfect soccer player, a perfect artist or a perfect dancer. And nobody is a perfect speller.  But just like learning to be a very good soccer player,  artist or dancer, you can learn to be a very good speller.

 

That’s what Spell It Right! is all about.

This book introduces, in a friendly and positive way, how using discipline can help with spelling success.

 

For use with Heron Spelling as needed. Best done mid-Spelling Level 2 or later.

Level 2 - Book and Workbooks

The Heron Spelling Level 2 package contains the student book and all four workbooks, typically for 5th grade (age 10) and above.

 

The student learns about vowel and consonant digraphs, suffixes and prefixes, silent letters, hard and soft g and c, and compound words.

Level 3 - Book and Workbooks

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The Heron Spelling Level 3 package contains the student book and all four workbooks, typically for 6th grade (age 11) and above. 

 

The student learns about plurals, possessives, contractions, compound words, adding suffixes, silent e rules, commonly confused word pairs, vowel sounds in stress and unstressed syllables, and Greek word elements.

Level 4 - Book and Workbooks

The Heron Spelling Level 4 package contains the student book and all three workbooks, typically for 7th grade (age 12) and above.

 

The student learns about digraphs, abbreviations and acronyms, silent letters, vowels in unstressed syllables, derivations and spellings, Latin roots and Latin prefixes.

Level 5 - Book and Workbooks

The Heron Spelling Level 5 package contains the student book and all three workbooks, typically for 8th grade (age 13) and above. 

 

The student learns about suffixes, prefixes, possessives, homonyms, compound words, plurals of words from Greek and Latin, and spellings from French and other languages.

Level 1 - Book and Workbooks

The Heron Spelling Level 1 package contains the student book and all four workbooks, typically for 4th grade (age 9) and above. 

 

The student learns about vowel sounds, vowel digraphs, word endings, plurals, possessives, contractions and compound words.

The Spelling Levels

A full Spelling Level is included in each Starter Package.

 

Level 1 = 4th Grade (age 9)

Level 2 = 5th Grade (age 10)

Level 3 = 6th Grade (age 11)

Level 4 = 7th Grade (age 12)

Level 5 = 8th Grade (age 13)