Catholic Homeschool Curriculum
Seton’s Spelling Program
Proper spelling is a critical component in developing strong communication and reading skills. Seton’s Spelling for Young Catholics series runs from First through Eighth Grades, and includes increasing difficult words. Many words are featured in this uniquely Catholic spelling series that students might never learn using a secular series, such as words taken from Holy Mass and Catholic doctrine.
In Spelling 1 for Young Catholics, children study lessons containing exercises, practice pages, and a short religious paragraph which utilizes the list of words.
Exercises such as Rhyme Time, ABC Order, and Sounds the Same are purposefully simple to encourage writing of the spelling words.
Spelling 2 for Young Catholics contains exercises, practice pages, and a short religious paragraph which utilizes the list words.
Rhyme Time, ABC Order, and Sounds the Same exercises encourage writing the spelling words. Includes words with ch and sh; ow and oy, er, ir, ur, or. Students learn and review basic phonics and spelling rules.
In Spelling 3 for Young Catholics, the student listens to the sounds in a word, and then he identifies the letters of the alphabet that make the sounds. He learns how to spell words with short vowel sounds, long vowel sounds, vowel digraphs, and vowel sounds that are produced by a variety of vowel and consonant combinations. In addition, he learns the sounds and spelling of commonly used suffixes.
Each lesson has a list of fifteen words plus a challenging bonus word. A variety of activities reinforce the spelling of the list words. In each lesson of Spelling 3 for Young Catholics, there are phrases and sentences that incorporate the spelling list words while presenting wholesome and Catholic values.
For spelling, students use Spelling 4 for Young Catholics. They read their spelling words in 36 lessons covering Old Testament Bible stories, then learn and review specific spelling rules.
They study syllabication and alphabetizing as well as “Sort by Spelling,” “Definitions,” “Missing Words,” and “Story Time” exercises.
Spelling 5 for Young Catholics provides a full review of basic phonics and spelling rules with teaching suggestions and a recommended weekly spelling plan.
Students learn their spelling words in 36 lessons by completing various exercises and then read their words in paragraphs covering the lives of the saints.
In Spelling 6 for Young Catholics, students learn their spelling words in 36 lessons by various exercises and then read them in paragraphs covering saints and Old World history.
There are also exercises in alphabetizing and syllabication of words.
Students learn to spell by completing 36 lessons with exercises on the makeup and definition of the words, and then read the words in sentences and paragraphs. Stories focus on the saints and other influential Catholics throughout history.
In Spelling 7 for Young Catholics, students cover such concepts as double letters, multi-syllables, consonant digraphs, diphthongs, prefixes and suffixes, science-specific words, and words from Greek, French, Spanish, and Latin.
Students learn to spell by completing 36 lessons with exercises on the makeup and definition of the words, and then read the words in sentences and paragraphs. Stories focus on the lives of the saints and other religious stories.
In Spelling 8 for Young Catholics, students cover such concepts as words derived from Latin, Greek and French, clusters and diagraphs, negative prefixes, suffixes, and scientific and mathematic terms.
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