What Was That
Spelling Rule Again?

I Before E

Rules! Rules! Rules! And every rule with at least one exception! Spelling can be so frustrating - yet it is one of the important keys opening the door to better reading and writing skills.

There are many approaches to taming this subject. Make it a part of another subject, when studying literature, for example, or create your own spelling lists based on words your child misses when doing writing assignments.

So, if you have to teach it, why not use the best tools? No, I don't mean your computer's wordprocessing tool like this fellow:


The links on this page lead to the top programs for teaching this subject in today's homeschool marketplace. The links on each program's page, lead to a convenient, often discounted location to purchase that curriculum... Either directly to the publisher or to CBD.
The Homeschool Companion is an affiliate of Christian Book Distributors because I have found throughout the years that they provide excellent selection, prices, and customer service.

When you are choosing a product, consider whether or not it complements your child's learning style. However, not every subject has a product for each learning style, so you may have to adapt what is available. One example would be to read workbook lessons aloud for your auditory learner. Then have him read some of the lessons back to you. For more on learning styles, click this link:

What Do I Need to Know About Learning Styles?

If you've been homeschooling a while and would like to share your experiences using one of these excellent programs for other moms to read OR if you have a recommendation for a program that isn't yet listed below, that you've used successfully, please use the form below the links to submit your reviews or suggestions. Thanks for sharing!

Spelling Power

A complete program for all levels and ages. I hear lots of rave reviews about this one. It's an award-winner developed by a homeschooling mom now in its 4th edition!

Sequential Spelling

This program uses all the learning pathways - audio, visual, kinesthetic, and oral to help your child firmly grasp this sometimes challenging subject.

Natural Speller

End busywork in your spelling program. Work only with the words your child needs to learn, not those he already knows!

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