What Does My Student Need to Know before Beginning Level 6?
Students should complete All About Spelling Level 5 before starting Level 6. All About Spelling is a building block program: each level builds upon the previous one. In order to build a strong foundation, most students start with Level 1. If you have questions, please contact us and we'd be happy to help!
What will my student learn in Level 6?
In Level 6, your student will continue to learn encoding skills, reliable spelling rules, and multisensory strategies for spelling, along with exciting new concepts including 3 new phonograms, additional suffixes, strategies for differentiating between IBLE and ABLE, and additional practice with phonograms IE and EI. Phonological awareness and encoding skills are taught throughout Level 6. Below is a sampling in each area:
Learn phonograms MB, GU, and AUGH
Spell words with A in unaccented syllables, such as extra
Spell words with the sound of /k/ spelled CH, such as character
Spell words ending in /cŭl/ spelled CLE or CAL, such as miracle and musical
Spell words ending in /ŭl/ spelled IL, EL, AL, or LE, such as fossil, camel, animal, and triple
Spell words ending in /ŭs/ spelled US or OUS, such as focus and jealous
Spell words ending in IBLE and ABLE, such as flexible and available
Learn exceptions to the I-Before-E generalization
Practice spelling words with IE and EI
Analyze four ways to spell words ending in /ŭl/
Analyze two ways to spell words ending in /ŭs/
Learn to add suffix LY to C+l-e words
Learn additional suffixes, including AIN, IVE, TURE, ICE, and ATE