Calvert 3rd Grade Spelling delves into relevant spelling rules and word families throughout 30 weeks of instruction. Students not only practice phonics skills, including syllabication and sounding out multisyllabic words, but also incorporate word parts such as prefixes and suffixes. These lessons also reinforce language arts skills including application of the writing process and reading comprehension.
Each unit represents a specific spelling rule or word family. Each unit contains five short assignments per week that can be taught as a stand-alone course or can easily integrate with the Calvert 3rd Grade Language Arts curriculum. Lessons and projects include multimedia to support the content, as well as incorporation of rubrics and positive messages for students that can support character education requirements.