Abeka Spelling, Vocabulary & Poetry (4-6)
At this level, the student book includes a list of words to study. Students learn 5-10 vocabulary words in their spelling lists. A short exercise in the student book practices the new vocabulary. The format here is different, however. Students are practicing writing the words on notebook paper instead of in the student book which is rather small. The teacher guide includes a sentence bank they will read from as the student then writes the words. For example, a student has a list including thief, Delaware, dangerous, etc. The teacher will read the word “thief”, then add: “The thief was punished for stealing”. Students are encouraged to practice their lists daily for the best retention. Reviews include selected words from several lists. Tests are available with a separate test answer key. Grade 4 has 34 lists, with 25-30 words each. Grade 5 has 34 lists, with 30-35 words each. Grade 6 has 34 lists, and a different format than grades 4 and 5. Grade 6 has more focus on vocabulary using roots/prefixes/suffixes. The poetry instruction includes a CD of the poems to help students memorize them. The CD is in the back of the teacher guide. Parents have lots of help to teach poetry with confidence. A complete schedule is found in the Language Arts 4, 5 & 6 teacher guides. There are no poetry tests.