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The updated Instructor’s Handbook contains a brief introduction to the philosophy behind Spelling You See and the five development stages of spelling. The handbook contains a “Getting Started” guide with detailed information about each of the five core activities of the program.

Each lesson’s instructions include a “Week at a Glance” chart, details on things to watch for in that lesson, chunking key, and tips and guidance on the lesson’s daily activities. The handbook also includes answers to frequently asked questions.

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The updated Wild Tales 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, that are designed to be completed in 10 to 15 minutes. Each day, the instructor reads the passage together with the student. Students will also “chunk” the appropriate letter patterns and have opportunities for copywork, free writing, and writing from dictation throughout the week.

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Includes everything you need for a continued focus on skill development stage, with 36 lessons of Wild Tales:

  • 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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This is the original version of the Instructor’s Handbook and will be sold while supplies last. 

Wild Tales will continue your student’s journey through the skill development stage of spelling. For the first seven weeks, your student will continue to work with the nursery rhyme theme from Jack and Jill before transitioning into nonfiction passages about animals beginning in Lesson 8. Students will read a passage with the instructor each day. Guided reading helps readers of all ability levels become familiar with the passage. Students will also “chunk” the appropriate letter patterns indicated for that day’s lesson and will have opportunities for copywork, free writing, and writing from dictation throughout the week.

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Wild Tales gives students opportunities to study words in the context of factual passages about animals and allows students to mark various letter patterns, copy passages, and produce their own compositions or drawings. In this level, students also practice writing passages from dictation with assistance. This level is designed for a student who knows letter sounds and can spell many common words correctly.

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Sample Lesson

Table of Contents
  • Lesson 1: Vowel Chunks
  • Lesson 2: More Vowel Chunks
  • Lesson 3: Consonant Chunks
  • Lesson 4: More Consonant Chunks
  • Lesson 5: Bossy r Chunks
  • Lesson 6: Tricky y Guy
  • Lesson 7: Silent Letters
  • Lessons 8: Vowel Chunks
  • Lesson 9–18: Various Combinations
  • Lesson 20: Consonant Chunks
  • Lesson 21: Vowel and Consonant Chunks
  • Lesson 22: Bossy r Chunks
  • Lesson 23–30: Various Combinations
  • Lesson 31–36: All Letter Patterns