Skill Level Grades 3-6, Remedial Ages 12 to Adult
The Spelling goals program is a multimedia series of 12 lessons designed to help students with fourth through sixth grade achievement levels gain mastery over hard-to grasp spelling concepts.
Each lesson in the program consists of audio media and three student activity sheets. The audio provides practice in correctly writing words containing phonetic irregularities, troublesome suffixes, exceptions to spelling rules or are unusual words that need special attention. The audio combine expert spelling instruction with entertaining stories which are specifically designed to gain and hold students' interest. While the primary emphasis of the program is on spelling, the pro- gram also promotes vocabulary growth by continually demonstrating the correct usage of the words taught.
Each audio directed lesson features a character or set of characters who try to foil the sinister Spelling Ghoul's attempt to confuse the spelling abilities of students everywhere. Special effects, music, and dialogue are often used to heighten students' interest in the material to be learned.
Every effort has been made to make all elements of the program enjoyable and meaningful. All lessons are self-directing and self-correcting. This allows students to work through the lessons at an independent rate and to evaluate their performances privately.
The audio narrator provides complete instructions for doing the many exercises on the student activity sheets. Games, puzzles, secret messages, codes, and lively illustrations are used in the activity sheets to create interest in the lessons. The exercises in each lesson are grouped around a specific spelling concept so that students may concentrate for blocks of time on a particular set of spelling words.