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Old 02-08-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Is Explode the Code good enough for spelling?

I just ordered Explode the Code for my 2 boys and was wondering if that would be good enough for spelling or do I need to supplement for spelling? I also have Handwriting without Tears on the way.

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Spelling Workout is a great option for spelling : )
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Re: Is Explode the Code good enough for spelling?

I have really been looking at A Reason for Spelling. I haven't used it, but it looks like a good little program. It is definitely Bible based, though, if that's something you don't prefer. Here is the link with samples:

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Old 02-13-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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Re: Is Explode the Code good enough for spelling?

explode the code is meant to be an aid to phonics instruction. IMO, spelling workout or spelling power are good choices.
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Thank you! I will look into these.
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Explode the Code is phonics based, but has definitely encouraged my daughter to spell. She's been spelling words with fridge magnets, writing words down on paper, and if she sees a word she recognizes, she'll say, "That says ---". I'm planning on ordering A Reason for Spelling for her first grade year, but ETC has helped for sure.
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I have really been looking at A Reason for Spelling. I haven't used it, but it looks like a good little program. It is definitely Bible based, though, if that's something you don't prefer. Here is the link with samples:

http://www.areasonfor.com/article.ph...ling_Downloads
I really like the layout of this! Is there a similar secular one? Or could you just opt out on the scripture part?
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Re: Is Explode the Code good enough for spelling?

honestly, we did spelling without a book. there is already sooo much book work, so i use the Dolch sheet and give words to spell each week. we play silly games with it during the week. But i teach is like "vocabulary words", like schools do. it works very well and I can re-add words that she doesn't learn. Because of this, we move at a quicker pace than most books. Explode the Code was "too" much for me and "A reason for..." has been a disappointment.
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I really like the layout of this! Is there a similar secular one? Or could you just opt out on the scripture part?
I'd like to know that too...
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Re: Is Explode the Code good enough for spelling?

I know a few people who let ETC serve as their spelling program in the early years. I think it would be fine.
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