My Catholic Speller, Level A

Spelling & Phonics


Spelling & Phonics, Grade 2

A simplified, effective approach to phonetic spelling. Lessons include phonics instruction and vocabulary-building exercises, so you don’t have to purchase separate phonics and vocabulary programs!


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The My Catholic Speller series provides a phonics-based approach to spelling in a format that is simple to teach and simple to learn, while fostering a love for Our Lord and His Church in every lesson.

My Catholic Speller, Level A is an easy-to-use, self-contained program utilizing a variety of activities in each lesson to hold the child’s interest. Level A includes:

  • 15 new spelling words each week
  • Exercises that reinforce phonics skills learned in Little Stories For Little Folks
  • Removable answer key
  • Lively content that gently connects students’ faith to their everyday life

Save—lessons include vocabulary-building exercises; no need to purchase a separate vocabulary program! Recommended for advanced first-grade or average second-grade use. A daily schedule for this program is available in CHC Lesson Plans for Second Grade.

Product Code: MCSA
Format: Softcover
Binding: Spiral binding
Page Count: 78 pages
Dimensions: 8.5″×11″
ISBN: 9780988379770
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? Yes, purchase one per student.
Answer key: A removable answer key is included in the back of the book.

Nancy Nicholson is one of the founding authors of Catholic Heritage Curricula. Equipped with an abundance of God-given talent, a major in Secondary Education–English, and years of experience homeschooling her own children, she has written over thirty educational titles, beginning with Little Stories for Little Folks. Her unique ability to develop programs and workbooks that “fit” both advanced and struggling students is due to her experience raising children of different ability levels and learning styles: two of her children are developmentally challenged, while another went on to graduate from Harvard and is now a college professor.

Q: How do I know which book to choose for appropriate placement level?

A: The best way to determine the appropriate level is to print the sample pages provided within CHC’s Grade-level Interactive Guides. Then you can give the sample lessons to your child to complete in order to see which grade level is most appropriate. You can access the Interactive Guides for different grade levels here.

Q: Do I need a separate phonics workbook?

A: Whenever two subjects can be incorporated into one, it is beneficial to student and teacher alike. Since spelling is based upon phonics, having two separate programs is a little like having a class in numbers in addition to a math class. Some schools teach phonics separately because the whole language or sight-reading program that they also employ doesn’t include phonics.

So the phonics materials become an add-on to make up for a deficient reading program. The problem with this approach is that the phonics is being taught separately from reading, which again makes as much sense as teaching numbers as an afterthought to math. If the student has learned to read and spell phonetically since the first grade, he probably won’t need the additional “busywork” of a phonics workbook.

Photo submitted by Pam, MI.

I love CHC’s grammar and spelling. Those are so much more enjoyable than what I started with! Your grammar is so much easier to use without any drop in quality of material. I won’t go back. Even more so for the spelling.

Photo submitted by Margaret, NY.

I can’t say enough good things about the Spelling series. The children can work independently, they have become good spellers and it is solidly Catholic. These Spellers don’t just have a Catholic picture randomly placed here and there. They have Catholic words to learn how to spell. The kids like using them and I feel confident on all fronts.

Photo submitted by Courtney, FL.

I am amazed at the progress my son has made in his ‘worst’ subjects, spelling and grammar! He actually said he liked them! Your workbooks are wonderful. I don’t think there is anything else out there like them.

Photo submitted by Emily, TX.

I caught my two oldest boys in a cozy spot this morning. The oldest (7 years, second grade) is working on his spelling in My Catholic Speller, Level A while younger bro (4 years, preschool) tries to pick up a few tips. Thanks for all you do!

Photo submitted by Sarah, TX.

I have to give kudos to your spelling and grammar books. They are great and the kids love them! I would have given up homeschooling years ago if it weren’t for CHC. Thank you!

Photo submitted by Rita, TX.

I would like to thank CHC for the My Catholic Speller Series. I have to say this is the best spelling book I have seen.

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