This Spelling Workout bundle is a kit containing both student and teacher materials. It includes:
- Spelling Workout A Student Book, 186 pages, softcover.
- Spelling Workout Teacher's Edition, 157 pages, softcover.
The 36 lessons in the Student Workbook each focus on a spelling rule, pattern, or origin. Level A, Grade 1 covers beginning sounds and letters; short vowels; long vowels; adding -ed and -ing to action words: y as a vowel; and more.
The course is organized around a test-study method. Students take a pretest, self-correct and rewrite words, study through the practice exercises, and take a final test. Student lessons include fun riddles and puzzles, and conclude with a wrap-up and review; cumulative reviews of multiple chapters are also provided.
The Teacher's Edition provides a 3-day and 5-day schedule; activities for reinforcing spelling patterns; example dictation sentences for the lessons' pretest and final test; bonus words; review lessons; tips for ESL learners; a writer's corner; and take-it home masters. Reduced black-and-white copies of the student pages have the correct answers overlaid; teaching notes are provided in the margins. The scope & sequence follows MCP's "Plaid Phonics" so curriculum can be correlated. Objectives state the goal of each lesson.
Level A corresponds to Grade 1. 2002 Revised Edition.