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The Instructor’s Handbook contains an introduction to the philosophy behind Spelling You See and the five development 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 that will be learned in this level. At the back of the Handbook there is more information about dictation, answers to frequently asked questions, and a collection of helpful resources including the Daily Dictation and General Dictation Lists.

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The Student Pack includes one Student Workbook, the Listen and Write Sticker Pack, and the Guide to Handwriting. Each of the 36 lessons is divided into five parts, A through E. Your student will complete one page per day in a single ten-minute session. Lessons involve letterbox activities like tracing letters, writing words, and reading words back to the instructor after they have been written. The student workbook is designed to engage your child with colorful pictures and helpful guides.

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Includes everything you need to move your preliterate student to the phonetic stage of spelling with 36 lessons of Listen and Write:

  • Instructor’s Handbook
    • Introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See
    • Getting Started guide
  • Student Pack
    • Student Workbook
    • Listen and Write Sticker Pack
    • Guide to Handwriting

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Listen and Write

Your child is beginning to experience the printed page and needs your help to develop concepts of how spelling works and how letters are formed and put together to make words. Listen and Write is a fun and natural way to ease your child into the world of English spelling. In this level your child will learn correct pencil grip, correct letter formation, consonants, and short vowels. Listen and Write will provide your child with the foundation they need to become confident, competent spellers.

Table of Contents

  • Lessons 1–3: Letter Formation and Consonant Sounds
  • Lesson 4: Introduction to Dictation, Focus on Short a
  • Lesson 5: Focus on Short i
  • Lesson 6: Review of Short a and Short i
  • Lesson 7: Reading the Words Back
  • Lesson 8: Focus on Short o
  • Lesson 9: Review of Short a, i, and o
  • Lesson 10: Recording the Student’s Time (Optional)
  • Lesson 11: More Review of Short a, i, and o
  • Lesson 12: Focus on Short u
  • Lesson 13: Review of Short o and Short u
  • Lesson 14: Focus on Short e
  • Lesson 15: Review of All Short Vowels
  • Lesson 16: Introduction to Blends, Short a
  • Lesson 17: Beginning Blends, Short a and i
  • Lesson 18: Beginning Blends, Short a, i, and o
  • Lesson 19: Beginning Blends, Review of Short a, i, and o
  • Lesson 20: Beginning Blends, Focus on Short u
  • Lesson 21: Beginning Blends, Review of Short a, i, o, and u
  • Lesson 22: Beginning Blends, Focus on Short e
  • Lesson 23: Review of Beginning Blends and Short Vowels
  • Lesson 24: Digraphs—ch and th
  • Lesson 25: Another Digraph—sh
  • Lesson 26: End Blends and Review of Digraphs
  • Lesson 27: More Words with End Blends or Digraphs
  • Lesson 28: Review of End Blends, Short Vowels, and Digraphs
  • Lesson 29: Another Digraph—ck
  • Lesson 30: Double Consonant Endings
  • Lesson 31: Review
  • Lessons 32–34: Five‑Letter Words with Vowel Box Shaded
  • Lessons 35–36: Five‑Letter Words with No Vowel Box Shaded
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Listen and Write Student Book

Listen and Write

Your child is beginning to experience the printed page and needs your help to develop concepts of how spelling works and how letters are formed and put together to make words. Listen and Write is a fun and natural way to ease your child into the world of English spelling. In this level your child will learn correct pencil grip, correct letter formation, consonants, and short vowels. Listen and Write will provide your child with the foundation they need to become confident, competent spellers.

Listen and Write provides a gentle introduction to spelling for your young students as they move from the Preliterate Stage into the Phonetic Stage of spelling. Listen and Write provides your students with the foundation they need to become confident, competent spellers.

This level:

  • Focuses on lowercase letter formation, consonants, and short vowels
  • Moves the student from three-letter words to four-letter and eventually to five-letter words
  • Includes the focus of each day’s worksheet at the top for easy reference

While Listen and Write is not a handwriting course, efficient handwriting techniques allow students’ brains to handle these tasks effortlessly and concentrate on more important things, such as sound-to-letter correspondence. This level comes with a handwriting guide for your student.

Another fun feature of Listen and Write are the stickers that are included. Your student can find a sticker to match a word from the day’s lesson, or simply choose one as a reward for a job well done. The sticker page includes suggestions on how to use them with the lesson.

Is my child ready for Listen and Write?

If you can answer “Yes” to all of these  questions, your student is ready to begin Listen and Write:

Lessons contained in Listen and Write

Lesson 4: Introduction to Dictation, Focus on Short a

Activities Include:

  • Practice Writing Letters
  • Practice Writing Words From Dictation
  • Reading Words Aloud and Together

     

A typical week:

Students in Listen and Write complete one page per day. The student should spend no more than 10 minutes on the given activities, whether the page is completed or not.

Each week the nature and complexity of the activities change, so be sure to follow the directions in the Instructor’s Handbook for each lesson.

Listen and Write Set

Includes everything you need to move your preliterate student to the phonetic stage of spelling with 36 lessons of Listen and Write:
  • Instructor’s Handbook
    • Introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See
    • Getting Started guide
  • Student Pack
    • Student Workbook
    • Listen and Write Sticker Pack
    • Guide to Handwriting

Listen and Write Individual Items

The Student Pack includes one Student Workbook, the Listen and Write Sticker Pack, and the Guide to Handwriting. Each of the 36 lessons is divided into five parts, A through E. Your student will complete one page per day in a single ten-minute session. Lessons involve letterbox activities like tracing letters, writing words, and reading words back to the instructor after they have been written. The student workbook is designed to engage your child with colorful pictures and helpful guides.
Get ready for a different kind of spelling lesson, with no tests, lists, or rote memorization. It’s a win-win for instructors and students. New to Spelling You See? Use the Checklist for Success to determine exactly what you need The Instructor’s Handbook contains an introduction to the philosophy behind Spelling You See and the five development 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 that will be learned in this level. At the back of the Handbook there is more information about dictation, answers to frequently asked questions, and a collection of helpful resources including the Daily Dictation and General Dictation Lists.