Spelling: Free Review Sheet (er, ur or ir); Long O Word Sort

I made this spelling review sheet for the /er/ sound. We use All About Spelling (which we love, love, love!) and this goes along with several of the lessons from books 2 and 3. Spelling has never come naturally to LD in particular, so he needs a bit more review from time to time.

Feel free to download this for your child/students!

Spelling: sound /er/ — er, ur, ir 

DD has been working on the long-O sound in All About Spelling.  She’s done this Long-O spelling sort that I made some time back for LD (thus the space theme!).

If you are interested, you can download the Long-O spelling sort here.

What we like about All About Spelling is how hands-on it is.  The kids are introduced to a new concept or spelling rule and usually practice the concept first by using the tiles.  We use a small magnetic white board, but I’ve seen other families who have a giant white board which hangs on their wall.  Then they go on to practice words and sentences. We usually spend two days on each lesson — practicing about half the words (10-12 words) and half the sentences (6 sentences). We end each lesson with a quick writing workshop where I dictate 5 words and they use them in their own sentences or to write a story.

Spelling comes very naturally to my daughter and she has moved forward with ease. In fact, if we had more time I’m sure she’d be much farther ahead!  LD, on the other, is not a natural speller and because of that this program has been absolutely crucial.  I am so thankful we found this program. It’s logical, straight-forward approach has been wonderful for him.

Last week I also shared some spelling rules review sheets if you are interested.

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