In Americana, students will read nonfiction stories about American history and culture while learning to spell new words in an interesting context.  Americana utilizes the three core activities of Spelling You See:  chunking – which provides hands-on experience with English’s many irregular letter patterns, copywork - which requires the brain to pay attention to details in print, and dictation – which gives an opportunity for student to demonstrate decoding and encoding in a meaningful context.

Americana Sample Lesson

Curriculum Sets
Americana Universal Set
Includes everything you need for vocabulary development in the skill development stage of spelling, with 36 lessons of Americana: Instructor's Handbook with introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See and a Getting Started guide, as well as the Student Pack with includes two student workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils. Learn More
Americana Instructor's Handbook
The Instructor's Handbook contains an introduction to the philosophy behind Spelling You See and the five development stages of spelling. The Handbook also contains a “Getting Started” guide with an overview of the organization of the 36 lessons and information about the important skills and concepts that will be learned in this level as well as information about the three core activities. At the back of the Handbook there is more information about guided reading, chunking, copywork, dictation, answers to frequently asked questions, and a collection of helpful resources including passages for dictation.
Americana Student Pack
The Student Pack includes two student workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils. Each of the 36 lessons is divided into five parts, A through E, and includes two facing pages. Each day the instructor reads the passage together with the student. Students will also "chunk" the appropriate letter patterns indicated for that day's lesson and have opportunities for copywork and writing from dictation throughout the week.