Word Building

1ST GRADE LEVEL: This course provides activities that accompany the A B Cs with Ace and Christi learning-to-read program. These PACEs provide the foundational phonetic skills needed for reading and writing mastery. Your child will learn 35 letter sounds and 11 additional blends and diphthongs that are basic to all reading.

 

The first three PACEs of this level are completed in conjunction with the A B Cs learning-to-read program.

 

2ND GRADE LEVEL: Your student will learn an average of 20 spelling words in each PACE. Along with the spelling words, students learn spelling rules as well as practice their printing skills.

 

3RD GRADE LEVEL: Your student will learn 40 spelling words in each PACE. Among these words are sight words, synonyms, and compound words. Your student will be introduced to how suffixes change the meaning and spelling of a word.

 

4TH GRADE LEVEL: Your student will learn 50 spelling words in each PACE. Among these words are homonyms and words that do not follow spelling rules. Your student will gain practice in cursive handwriting as well as learn about suffixes.

 

5TH GRADE LEVEL: Your student will learn 50 spelling words in each PACE. Among these words are compound words, antonyms, names of countries and peoples, as well as rules for using suffixes. Your student will also gain practice in cursive handwriting.

 

6TH GRADE LEVEL: Your student will learn 65 spelling words in each PACE as he learns to utilize the dictionary. Among these words are homonyms, words with more than one definition, and easily confused words. Students also will learn to identify root words and learn how suffixes show tenses.

 

7TH GRADE LEVEL: Your student will learn 65 spelling words in each PACE as he learns to use the dictionary as a study tool. Among these words are homonyms, Greek root words, heteronyms, and words with prefixes and suffixes. Wise sayings that illustrate spelling rules are used throughout each PACE. Students learn syllable division rules as well as how to recognize accented and stressed syllables.

 

8TH GRADE LEVEL: Your student will learn 65 spelling words in each PACE as he learns to use the dictionary as a study tool. Among these words are homonyms, antonyms, commonly misspelled words, Greek word parts, and the words of Spanish and French origin. Wise sayings that illustrate spelling rules are used throughout each PACE.

 

9TH GRADE LEVEL – EtymologY:

This course leads students to an understanding of word origins. It also demonstrates the value in knowing those origins. There is an emphasis on learning the spellings, meanings, and functions of words. Practice exercises show the student how to avoid wordiness and how to be precise in the choice and use of words.