We have found this workbook to be helpful and manageable. The lessons are about the right size: quick but meaningful. There is enough variety in the exercises to keep monotony away, but enough repetition and review to make the rules stick. Some of the exercises are intuitive in nature, which can be somewhat frustrating when dealing with new material. Overall, however, this is a good tool for strengthening spelling skills.
This book is great for students who struggle with spelling and its many different 'rules'. It repeats the same rule for several lessons with different words allowing the student to see and use it more than just once before moving on to another one.
This book has been a great help for those of my children to whom spelling does not come easy. I personally got straight A's in school in spelling, but soon forgot all those words I memorized to get the good grade. This book takes a different approach to common spelling errors. It focuses on the general rule of spelling with practical practice in daily bites. Very well done! I intend to use it with any of my children who are not naturally good spellers.
This book is a good workbook to supplement any spelling program. My 7th grade daughter uses this every day along with our other program. A new spelling rule or "clue" is introduced followed by several worksheet pages. There is a review page every ten days that goes over the last two rules studied. The pages are fun yet informative. The segments are short and do not overwhelm the student. It is strictly black and white with no color illustrations, but this does not affect my child. I would definitely use this again for my other children.