Ancient Achievements

In Ancient Achievements, students will read about fascinating topics from long ago, such as cave paintings, Viking ships, and Marco Polo. This is the last level in the skill development stage of spelling. It provides continued word practice using the three core activities of chunking, copywork, and dictation while gradually increasing the reading level. At the same time, a new Spotlight feature introduces students to interesting facts about words. The Instructor's Handbook offers optional activities to help prepare students for the next two stages of spelling.

Ancient Achievements Sample Lesson

Curriculum Sets
Ancient Achievements Universal Set
Includes everything you need to move your students from skill development and prepare for the next two developmental stages of spelling, with 36 lessons of Ancient Achievements: Instructor's Handbook with introduction to the philosophy of Spelling You See and a Getting Started guide, as well as a Student Pack which includes two Student Workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils. Learn More
Ancient Achievements 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 student reads the passage and then "chunks" the appropriate letter patterns indicated for that day's lesson. There are opportunities for copywork and writing from dictation throughout the week. Each lesson also includes a Spotlight that introduces interesting facts about words.
Ancient Achievements Instructor's Handbook
The Instructor's Handbook contains an introduction to the philosophy behind Spelling You See and the five developmental stages of spelling. The Handbook also contains a “Getting Started” guide and detailed instructions for each lesson, including suggested activities that coordinate with the weekly Spotlight. At the back of the Handbook there is more information about each activity, answers to frequently asked questions, the passages for dictation, and an answer key.