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I love spectrum workbooks. As a homeschooling mom it's really nice to be able to hand this to my kid and they can navigate it without many problems. The first half is review heavy with really basic words that I would consider late kindergarten and 1st grade level. Perfect for a kid who needs a little extra boost. I also really like how this book groups the spelling words. Instead of random words, they are grouped by similarities which allows for easier memorization. Besides being a little behind 2nd grade for the first half of the book, it's really nice. And the book itself is high quality and arrived free of damage.
I like this method, but wish there were more exercises for each word list. I feel like there is not enough work to really help with memorization and retention of the words. Nice sequential presentation of phonics based word lists (short vowels, blends, etc.) word family relations in lists etc. It just needs more retention based exercises for each list.
Easy to use. It is meant to be used with the Spectrum Spelling Ciricullum. It can be used alone though. The words seem a bit too easy to be spelling words for second grade. This seems more suitable for first. Regardless it helps my kid see the patterns with spelling and have been a useful tool overall.
My son enjoys this book. I think it's pretty good. The part I don't like is every 4 pages you have to come up with some creative ad or rhyming sentence. It makes it hard for my son to do the work independently, which he wants to do.