Modern Milestones

Modern Milestones is designed for students in the Word Extension stage of spelling. Students are introduced to a new way of marking word patterns that emphasizes how prefixes and suffixes are added to base words to enhance or change their meanings. Copywork and dictation activities provide opportunities for students to practice new word patterns in a meaningful context. A weekly Workshop page provides more practice with the concepts taught in each lesson. The focus of the passages in Modern Milestones is on artists, musicians, scientists, and others who have influenced our world since early modern times. This level has been designed to encourage more independent learning on the part of the student, always with the support and encouragement of the instructor.

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The Student Pack includes two student workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils. Each of the 36 lessons is divided into five parts, A through E, and includes two facing pages. The pages include instructional material for the student. Each day the student reads the passage and marks the appropriate base words, suffixes, and prefixes indicated for that day’s lesson. Copywork, writing from dictation, and a weekly Workshop page provide opportunities to practice word patterns in a meaningful context.

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The Instructor’s Handbook contains an introduction to the philosophy behind Spelling You See and the five developmental stages of spelling. The Handbook also contains a “Getting Started” guide with an overview of the organization of the 36 lessons and information about the important skills and concepts to be taught at this level. At the back of the Handbook there is more information about each activity, answers to frequently asked questions, the passages for dictation, and an answer key. There are also tables summarizing the word patterns taught in Modern Milestones.

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Includes everything you need for your student in the word extension stage of spelling, with 36 lessons of Modern Milestones:

  • Instructor’s Handbook
    • Introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See
    • Getting Started guide
  • Student Pack
    • 2 Student Workbooks
    • Erasable colored pencils

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Sample Lesson

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Base Words, Suffixes, and Prefixes
  • Lesson 2: Nouns and Plurals
  • Lesson 3: More on Plurals
  • Lesson 4: Plurals of Words Ending in y
  • Lesson 5: Past Tense and e‑drop
  • Lesson 6: Adding ‑ing
  • Lesson 7: Doubling a Final Consonant
  • Lesson 8: One‑One‑One Rule
  • Lesson 9: Final Consonants That Do Not Double
  • Lesson 10: Nouns Ending in y
  • Lesson 11: Words Ending in ‑ous
  • Lesson 12: Words Relating to Science
  • Lesson 13: The Suffixes ‑ation and ‑ion
  • Lessons 14‑18: Base Words, Suffixes, and Prefixes
  • Lessons 19‑36: All Word Extension Skills