The Steck-Vaughn spelling series focuses on the phonetic elements of spelling. The original series has extremely bright and high-quality pictures. The curriculum is perfect for reluctant readers and writers and used in many homeschools. The series really helps reinforce basic spelling sounds. There is a review of spelling words for every group of lessons that ensures memorization.Unlike Common Core spelling curriculum, Steck-Vaughn focuses on grasping essential concepts before "jumping in." The worksbooks are so self-explanatory that there is no need for a teacher's manual.
The curriculum teaches phonetically through weekly lessons. Although we classified this as "spelling curriculum," Steck-Vaughn Spelling incorporates a number of important skills like:
- language connections
- spelling patterns
- using words in multiple/different formats
Buy Steck-Vaughn Spelling: Linking Words to Meaning
Listed below are the Steck Vaughn spelling workbooks from the first edition. These are usually still available online, but they have been officially discontinued. There are no teacher's editions as the workbooks are easy to understand.
Buy Steck-Vaughn Core Skills Spelling
Steck-Vaughn also publishes Core Skills Spelling.
These workbooks are step-by-step and break everything down. People who like the Core Skills Spelling generally find other workbooks for spelling to be distracting.
Workbook Grade 1
Workbook Grade 2
Workbook Grade 3
Workbook Grade 4
Workbook Grade 5
Workbook Grade 6
Steck-Vaughn also produces a popular phonics curriculum. Like their spelling curriculum, there is a discontinued version that is very popular among homeschool families. A newer edition is available, although it is a substantially different book.