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Rules and Phonograms Printables

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I find the WRTR book cumbersome. Here are some printables that you can put in yours or your child’s notebook for reference. Oh, and a set of the phonograms cards. Spalding phonogram cards Single page Spalding Rules and helpful stuff Single page Spalding Phonograms for reference

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Printable Catechism Questions

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Need all of the year’s catechism questions on one sheet?  Here you go. Note, 5GRD assignments are out of order, but the printable questions are in order. I highlight which ones we’ve covered as we go. 2GRD 3GRD 4GRD 5GRD 6GRD   

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My WRTR Happy Place (So far)

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I have STRUGGLERS in spelling.  Every year, we really need to reboot WRTR from the very beginning and find the holes that appeared during the summer.  WRTR has always been hard in this department.  Weeks of dictation!  This method I’m using (six weeks in) is GREAT for us so far.  I wanted to go ahead […]

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Ancient History at a Glance

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Most ancient history timelines online are TOO complicated for me.  I just want to know what’s happening in Egypt while Greece is doing such-and-such. So I built one.    I put it below my beloved clothes pin timeline of centuries (empty and ready for a new year of clothes pins!) so you can see the size […]

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Digital Flashcards: Latin, Geography, Phonograms

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Have you heard of “spaced repetition”?  It’s practicing words you don’t know at intervals.  I made decks for Beginning Latin I, II, and Fundamentals I on memrise.com.  The advantage of that site is that the material is cumulative and you have control over adding new words.  The child can practice daily, only the words he […]

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WRTR Mini-Lessons, Handwriting

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A while back I wrote “Teaching Cards” for WRTR.  I realized later that most people don’t live in their laminator like I do.  So here’s a pdf version that’s printable like a book.  The rules are in order.  Whenever you need to “teach rule ___”  just grab this doc and find your spot.  It’s also […]

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Get a Jump on Next Year–Supply Lists!

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Am I the only one that goes crazy every year making copies and hunting down books and keys and “back of the syllabus” resources scattered all over the house?  Unlikely.  So I made supply lists!  Not just the books, but every dang map, homemade key, printed religion question list, “History assignment overview” I forget to […]

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WRTR FAQ

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I got some great questions emailed to me and asked if I could share it on the site. 1) Why is the a marked long in the suffix a-ble even if it’s not said that way? Because the suffix base on its own has a long a (able)? or for spelling purposes only or both? […]

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AAS versus WRTR: For Spelling

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The hot topic seems to be All About Spelling(AAS) versus Writing Road to Reading (WRTR) these days.  I have a lot of detailed knowledge about spelling programs and actually write content for a dyslexia intervention program, so lemme share what I know. I am also open to private questions at ivorysoap76 at gmail dot com. […]

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Voyages Diagramming Key 6GRD

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Voyages diagrams 1 Voyages diagrams 2 Sometimes people say, “Omigosh, why do you share all this?”  Sometimes I want to help others, and sometimes I know that if I don’t get this up in the cloud, I will lose it before the other three kids get to this grade.  HA!  That’s this post.  I can’t […]

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Teaching Cards WRTR: Set II

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In the last set, I covered the rules that come up really early in the year.  Here are the rest.  I would love some feedback! TeachingCardsSetII

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History Reading Times 3GRD-6GRD

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  I rebooted the old guides I made that timed out the literature for history so you could plan better how long it might take you to get through it.  Each book that I could get the word count for has the number of “days” scheduled in the syllabus so that you know how long […]

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Voyages in English 6 Resources

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The first trip through Voyages in English 6 was a bumpy one for me.  I hadn’t reviewed grammar in YEARS.  As a writer, I was comfortable using grammar, but I had no idea what to CALL everything.  Additionally, the assigned outlines in the MoDG 6 syllabus threw me for a loop.  The example outline didn’t […]

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WRTR Teaching Cards

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  I have talked many times before about how difficult WRTR can be.  Teacher’s who use it in schools attend training classes.  Spalding has them for parents too. I find that a parent (me, three times over, for example) starts to drown in the early weeks of Rule Pages.  The scripts for those pages are in […]

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Repentance….WRTR #5

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The louder and more set against something I am, the closer I am to buying into it the next day.  I haven’t figured out why that is.  But it happens. The words I get to eat this round are all about Rule #5.  Y and I only say /i/ and /I/. It’s stupid, right?  They […]

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Ancient Near East Map

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Near East Labelled Near East Unlabelled If you use a “Near East” map in your curriculum, here’s a labelled and unlabelled version to print so you don’t have to trace them yourself.   Also, here is my favorite video for showing the kids a few thousand years of Near East history. Watching this video will […]

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Egypt/Rome Read Aloud Times

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  Word Count Minutes Aloud Days Scheduled Min/day Add Fri. Min/day Henry V 27543 172.14 5 34.43 Eagle of the Ninth 86864 542.9 6 90.48 7 77.56 The Children’s Homer 53784 336.15 9 37.35 11 30.56 Caesar’s Gallic Wars 67391 421.20 8 52.65 10 42.12 D’Aulaire Greek Myths 37436 234 6 39.00 7 33.43 City […]

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Memory System Box

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Since we have dyslexia and dysgraphia in kids 2, 3 respectively, I have had to use a lot of alternative curriculum. I keep little pieces of what works for our methodology. This memory box is dreaded and loved. You can tell where I got it from (All About Spelling). It catches all the material that […]

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WRTR Pacing Guide!!!

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There are different personalities in this world and mine CANNOT function without a pacing guide. I don’t hold tight to them and force a child to go a particular speed, but I need to know the standard path to make good choices. I make very poor decisions otherwise. I need to know WHAT I’m disobeying, […]

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Spelling Printables!

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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 […]

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