Getting started with The Phonetic Zoo

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SPELLING IS SEQUENTIAL

When we look at a word, we see it as a whole, so the correct sequence can be missed. This is why most workbook spelling programs don’t work. Auditory input and then spelling the word out loud, letter by letter, ensures accurate storage of the correct sequence in the brain, which allows for correct retrieval and accurate spelling.

THE PHONETIC ZOO IS A TEACHER-GUIDED, PHONETICALLY-BASED AUDIO SPELLING PROGRAM.

After a short introductory lesson, students independently take spelling tests until mastery of the list is achieved. Students learn spelling rules incrementally, which will help with future spelling, and personal spelling lists ensure that all a student’s spelling needs are addressed.

The spelling program is for students in third grade on up and consists of three levels (A, B, and C). If you are not sure what level to start with, take the Spelling Placement Test. Once you know what level, simply purchase the Starter Set for that level. It has everything you need to begin. When you are ready for another level, all you need to purchase are the Audio CDs Only.

EACH LEVEL OF THE PHONETIC ZOO SPELLING PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Downloadable Phonetic Zoo Teacher’s Notes PDF file

  • Set of large flashcards

  • Set of small “Zoo” cards

  • One set of Audio CDs (Levels A, B or C)

  • Spelling and the Brain video seminar (link to streaming video)