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“It is easy to read and well-organized. It covers not only spelling, but vocabulary, word relationships, contextual relationships, and word structures as well. It's comprehensive + wonderful!”
Carol Gbur Hunterdon Christian Academy, NJ

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Spellwell

Grades 2–5

By: Nancy M. Hall

This flexible spelling series from the author of Explode The Code teaches grade-level words that follow a particular pattern as well as words that are chosen by the individual student. It makes an organized, effective spelling program in just thirty minutes of class time per week a reality. Each book is suitable for half a school year:

Spellwell A and Aa for Grade 2
Spellwell B and Bb for Grade 3
Spellwell C and Cc for Grade 4
Spellwell D and Dd for Grade 5

The skills taught throughout the program are cumulative, so both the first and second books are needed to complete the program. Original and unique artwork contributes to Spellwell’s appeal.

Each book is consistently organized to include grade-appropriate words that follow a particular spelling rule or pattern. Sight words frequently used in writing are also included. In addition, each lesson allows space for words from students’ classroom reading or writing. For example, when a class is studying weather patterns, the teacher might decide to add “cloudy,” “rainy,” “forecast,” or “degree” to the list. The student will add to their personal dictionaries words they would like to know how to spell. Spellwell’s organization also includes activities to be done at home. These include finding rhyming words, sorting words, adding affixes, and writing words in puzzles, stories, and bingo games. Some lessons ask students to identify words with similar spelling patterns in their reading books or textbooks and write those words in their word lists. In addition, several lessons conclude with writing exercises that ask students to write a paragraph that incorporates the new spelling words they have learned.

Spellwell is based on learning curve research principles are therefore designed for the heterogeneous classroom. Students who spell easily move directly from the pretest to more difficult words, vocabulary enhancement, and extra written expression. Students who are less facile can work with the part of the list based on a single rule or generalization. Meanwhile, the majority of students benefit from learning and reviewing rules at frequent intervals and improve their ability to spell content-area words through direct experience with and observation of the language.


Skills Addressed
• Short and long vowels
• Consonant blends
• Consonant digraphs
• Vowel digraphs
f, l, s rule
• Doubling rule
• Diphthongs
• Inflectional endings
• Soft c and g
• Consonant-le words
r-controlled vowels
• Silent letters
• Multisyllabic words
• Syllable types
• Affixes and roots
• Rhyming
• Sorting

Pricing for Spellwell

Item #
Item
Grade Range
Pricing
1–5 6+
Quantity
Subtotal
2191-W1 Spellwell A
1–5 pricing: 8.60
6+ pricing: 6.05
Spellwell A Spellwell A includes the first 15 lessons for second grade. Each word list features a different phonetic element or word pattern, and includes 7–9 Spellwell words, 1–2 Outlaw (high-frequency) words, and additional room for classroom words that can be individualized to meet the needs of each student. The exercises are designed to be completed in 4 days, working 30 minutes each day, with the fifth day of the week designated for the spelling test. Exercises include games with rhyming, sorting, and adding affixes, writing exercises, and extension activities.

Skills Addressed
• Short vowels
• Double f, l, s Rule
• Final blends
• Silent-e
• Consonant digraphs
• -k and -ck
• Vowel Digraphs (ee, ai, ay)
• Long o and i
• Sounds of -ed
2–2 8.60 6.05
2192-W1 Spellwell AA
1–5 pricing: 8.60
6+ pricing: 6.05
Spellwell AA Spellwell Aa includes the last 15 lessons for second grade. Each word list features a different phonetic element or word pattern, and includes 7–9 Spellwell words, 1–2 Outlaw (high-frequency) words, and additional room for classroom words that can be individualized to meet the needs of each student. The exercises are designed to be completed in 4 days, working 30 minutes each day, with the fifth day of the week designated for the spelling test. Exercises include games with rhyming, sorting, and adding affixes, writing exercises, and extension activities.

Skills Addressed
• Sounds of oo
• Softc
• Words ending in y
r-Controlled Vowels
• Vowel Digraphs (ea, oa)
• Diphthongs (ow, oi, oy, ou, ow)
• Words ending in -ing
• Cle
• Multisyllabic words
2–2 8.60 6.05
2187-W1 Spellwell A and AA Teacher’s Guide
1–5 pricing: 5.05
6+ pricing: —
Spellwell A and AA Teacher’s Guide

Teachers who have limited class time to devote to spelling will welcome the Spellwell program. Its organization provides for daily practice at home, with class time used for pretests, self-correction, weekly tests, and in some lessons, group games. Spellwell also helps increase students' writing facility with writing exercises that ask them to incorporate several of the spelling words they have learned.

The Teacher’s Guide and Answer Key for Spellwell A and AA provides an overview and rationale of the series, key concepts essential to the program, an answer key, and suggestions for optional classroom words and exercises.


2–2 5.05
2193-W1 Spellwell B
1–5 pricing: 8.60
6+ pricing: 6.05
Spellwell B Spellwell B includes the first 13 lessons for third grade. Each word list features a different phonetic element or word pattern, and includes 10 Spellwell words, 1–2 Outlaw (high-frequency) words, and additional room for classroom words that can be individualized to meet the needs of each student. The exercises are designed to be completed in 4 days, working 30 minutes each day, with the fifth day of the week designated for the spelling test. Exercises include games with rhyming, sorting, and adding affixes, writing exercises, and extension activities.

Skills Addressed
• Short vowels
• Initial Blends
• Final blends
• Silent-e
• -ild and -old words
• Consonant digraphs
• Spelling rules for adding -ing and -ed
• Adding -ing to words ending in -y and -e
• -k and -ck
• Multisyllabic words
3–3 8.60 6.05
2194-W1 Spellwell BB
1–5 pricing: 8.60
6+ pricing: 6.05
Spellwell BB Spellwell Bb includes the last 13 lessons for third grade. Each word list features a different phonetic element or word pattern, and includes 10–12 Spellwell words, 2–3 Outlaw (high-frequency) words, and additional room for classroom words that can be individualized to meet the needs of each student. The exercises are designed to be completed in 4 days, working 30 minutes each day, with the fifth day of the week designated for the spelling test. Exercises include games with rhyming, sorting, and adding affixes, writing exercises, and extension activities.

Skills Addressed

• Vowel digraphs (ee, ea, ai, ay, oa)
• Diphthongs (ow, oo, ew, ou)
• Words ending in -igh and-y
r-Controlled Vowels
• Plurals
• Cle
Softc

3–3 8.60 6.05
2188-W1 Spellwell B and BB Teacher’s Guide
1–5 pricing: 5.05
6+ pricing: —
Spellwell B and BB Teacher’s Guide

Teachers who have limited class time to devote to spelling will welcome the Spellwell program. Its organization provides for daily practice at home, with class time used for pretests, self-correction, weekly tests, and in some lessons, group games. Spellwell also helps increase students' writing facility with writing exercises that ask them to incorporate several of the spelling words they have learned.

The Teacher’s Guide and Answer Key for Spellwell B and BB provides an overview and rationale of the series, key concepts essential to the program, an answer key, and suggestions for optional classroom words and exercises.


3–3 5.05
2195-W1 Spellwell C
1–5 pricing: 8.60
6+ pricing: 6.05
Spellwell C Spellwell C includes the first 14 lessons for fourth grade. Each word list features a different phonetic element or word pattern, and includes 12–15 Spellwell words, 2–3 Outlaw (high-frequency) words, and additional room for classroom words that can be individualized to meet the needs of each student. The exercises are designed to be completed in 4 days, working 30 minutes each day, with the fifth day of the week designated for the spelling test. Exercises include games with rhyming, sorting, and adding affixes, writing exercises, and extension activities.

Skills Addressed
• Closed syllables
• Open syllables
• Doubling rule
• Final blends
r-Controlled vowels
• Consonant digraphs
• Plurals
• Silent-e syllables
• Silent-e rule
• Contractions
4–4 8.60 6.05
2196-W1 Spellwell CC
1–5 pricing: 8.60
6+ pricing: 6.05
Spellwell CC Spellwell Cc includes the last 13 lessons for fourth grade. Each word list features a different phonetic element or word pattern, and includes 12–15 Spellwell words, 2–3 Outlaw (high-frequency) words, and additional room for classroom words that can be individualized to meet the needs of each student. The exercises are designed to be completed in 4 days, working 30 minutes each day, with the fifth day of the week designated for the spelling test. Exercises include games with rhyming, sorting, and adding affixes, writing exercises, and extension activities.

Skills Addressed
• Words ending in -y
• Long vowels
• Diphthongs (ou, ow, oi, oy)
• Softc and g
• Sounds of ie and ei
• Silent letters
• Multisyllabic words
4–4 8.60 6.05
2189-W1 Spellwell C and CC Teacher’s Guide
1–5 pricing: 5.05
6+ pricing: —
Spellwell C and CC Teacher’s Guide

Teachers who have limited class time to devote to spelling will welcome the Spellwell program. Its organization provides for daily practice at home, with class time used for pretests, self-correction, weekly tests, and in some lessons, group games. Spellwell also helps increase students' writing facility with writing exercises that ask them to incorporate several of the spelling words they have learned.

The Teacher’s Guide and Answer Key for Spellwell C and CC provides an overview and rationale of the series, key concepts essential to the program, an answer key, and suggestions for optional classroom words and exercises.


4–4 5.05
2197-W1 Spellwell D
1–5 pricing: 8.60
6+ pricing: 6.05
Spellwell D Spellwell D includes the first 15 lessons for fifth grade. Each word list features a different phonetic element or word pattern, and includes 17–20 Spellwell words, 2–3 Outlaw (high-frequency) words, and additional room for classroom words that can be individualized to meet the needs of each student. The exercises are designed to be completed in 4 days, working 30 minutes each day, with the fifth day of the week designated for the spelling test. Exercises include games with rhyming, sorting, and adding affixes, writing exercises, and extension activities.

Skills Addressed
• Words with short vowels in first syllable
• Words with long vowels in first syllable
r-Controlled Vowels
• Suffixes (-ful, -hood, -ment, -ness, -ship, -ance, -ence, -tion)
• Soft c and g
• Adding suffixes to words ending in -e
• Vowel digraphs (ea, ey, ee, ie)
• Words ending in -al and -le
• Consonant digraphs (ph, th)
5–5 8.60 6.05
2198-W1 Spellwell DD
1–5 pricing: 8.60
6+ pricing: 6.05
Spellwell DD Spellwell Dd includes the last 15 lessons for fifth grade. Each word list features a different phonetic element or word pattern, and includes 17–20 Spellwell words, 2–3 Outlaw (high-frequency) words, and additional room for classroom words that can be individualized to meet the needs of each student. The exercises are designed to be completed in 4 days, working 30 minutes each day, with the fifth day of the week designated for the spelling test. Exercises include games with rhyming, sorting, and adding affixes, writing exercises, and extension activities.

Skills Addressed
• Suffixes (-able, -ible, -ify, -ity, -ous, -ture, -ate, -tive)
• Prefixes (en-, ex-, in-, dis-, im-, in-, un-, per-, pre-, pro-, mis-,re-, sub-)
• Words with long u and i
• Diphthongs (au, ou)
• Sounds of ea
• Adding suffixes to words ending in -y
• Word patterns (-ic, -ck, -ical)
• Plurals (regular and irregular)

5–5 8.60 6.05
2190-W1 Spellwell D and DD Teacher’s Guide
1–5 pricing: 5.05
6+ pricing: —
Spellwell D and DD Teacher’s Guide

Teachers who have limited class time to devote to spelling will welcome the Spellwell program. Its organization provides for daily practice at home, with class time used for pretests, self-correction, weekly tests, and in some lessons, group games. Spellwell also helps increase students' writing facility with writing exercises that ask them to incorporate several of the spelling words they have learned.

The Teacher’s Guide and Answer Key for Spellwell D and DD provides an overview and rationale of the series, key concepts essential to the program, an answer key, and suggestions for optional classroom words and exercises.


5–5 5.05
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