We are thankful to the generosity of Mr. Don Potter, who has given us the following bonus, “Shortcut to Cursive”: Download “Shortcut to Cursive” We recommend this short set of lessons for any student who comes into Word Power from 2nd to 12th grades but has never learned cursive. We also recommend it for extra
Exercises in Word Power 2 and 3 are taken from Noah Webster’s American Spelling Book published in 1824 and edited by Don Potter. You can download Webster’s Spelling book here.
When my children were young and ready to learn the sounds of the letters, we would make a binder. I would write each letter of the alphabet on a piece of construction paper. Then we would go online and search for simple clip art for words that started with each letter. For instance, for
Why is it important to teach our children to read instructions? Why do we spend the first ten years (or so) of a child’s life emphasizing basic literacy skills, such as phonics, spelling, handwriting, and fluency in reading? Why should we expect that a child raised in a Torah-observant household would have a higher ability