For Spelling we use "A Reason for Spelling". I started using this program last year and used it again this year. We really like it!
We started with level B and used C this year. I am able to have both my 4th grader and my 2/3 grader do the same level.
For each child you will need a student book which costs around $14.50 from Rainbow Resource.
Then you will need 1 Teachers Book for $27.95. I'm debating on skipping the teachers book next year to cut cost. I don't think we would miss out on too much. The only thing I would miss is the dictation, I would just have to make it up. I don't think that would be a problem!
Without the Teacher's book the program would only cost me around $29. next year for 2 kids. Not Bad!!
You can go here to "A Reason For's" website and they have placement tests to help you know which level would be best for your child. They also have sample pages to look at or download and print them out.
So what do you use for Spelling? Do you use a formal program or just make up words?
Leave a comment and let me know!