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So, one kid is totally on track, number two is dyslexic, and number three struggles with the physical act of writing:

I went through several version of the notebooks.  Right now, we just use mine.  But before that, I had these printed and we marked them.

If you want the syllable spaces in there, you will have to put them in.


Spalding unmarked notebook pages in WORD

Extended Ayers in WORD

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liesa Gonzalez February 21, 2017

So, I am confused. If the words are already printed out, how do we know if they know how to spell the words correctly?


2 admin March 1, 2017

In the syllabi, the kids write the words several times during the week and take a spelling test at the end. The Monday dictation work is what these support. That first writing of the words and markings into the notebook for the week.


3 Lauren September 5, 2015

I’m intrigued but not quite following you. So you’re going to do WRTR but in SB-style?


4 admin September 6, 2015

SB’s spelling rules and marking system are an updated version of WRTR. It’s much closer to real pronunciation and communicates more information than Spalding does. For my dyslexic kid, we need it to be more representative than Spalding. I am going to dictate through the Ayers list and do the spelling notebook, but I won’t use the Spalding marking system. I’ll use the Sound Beginnings one. BTW, if you look in the back of Sound Beginnings, she has a spelling notebook plan, marking system, and weekly routine. Even if you use the WRTR one, it will help you get your brain around the big picture.


5 Lauren Fuller September 6, 2015

Very interesting! I will have to look into this some more.


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