Spelling You See Review & Giveaway

Good morning readers! We’re nearing the end of the school year and I for one can’t wait until the break is here! I’m ready for sun, swimming, and relaxing! And yes, we do take a traditional summer break just to give everyone (including me) a little rest and recuperation before kicking off the new year!


That time isn’t quite upon us just yet.

And one of the things that Turbo is needing a little more help on is his spelling.



As a result we’ve decided to continue on with spelling and possibly math over the summer. Mainly so they don’t do a brain dump of everything they’ve learned over the past year and forget it all!

So when the new Spelling You See product came for review I thought it would be a perfect time to try out something new, as well as give Turbo extra practice over the summer.

We’re still in the decision making process for our curriculum for next year for him, so I think this will help us decide what we’re going to do going forward.

What is Spelling You See?

For those of you who haven’t heard of Spelling You See, it’s a new curriculum recently released by the same folks as Math U See.

They have a unique approach where students search for things like vowel “chunks” and consonant “chunks” within an existing text. They also have copy work as well as dictation assignments to help students see and remember the words. As they progress through the lesson they start to memorize the text as well as the word spelling along with it.

What is their Philosophy?

The Spelling You See program follows a developmental philosophy that students move through these five stages:

  • Preliterate
  • Phonetic
  • Skill Development
  • Word Extension
  • Derivational Constancy




I started Turbo off on “Level C” but really I think he could’ve gone up to the Level D program which is what I received for Strawberry Shortcake.

“Our program is research-based and based upon the finding that all students move through the same sequence of stages as they are learning to spell. Stages can’t be skipped or sped up. Although the stages children move through are the same, the pace at which they move through each stage is unique to each child.” ~ Spelling You See




One of the things I’ve noticed is that there are no spelling tests or word lists with this program. So I wasn’t sure how to evaluate how my students are doing as far as progress goes. However there is a weekly dictation lesson and so they suggest that you monitor progress through those assignments to see that words are being spelled correctly on an increasing basis. They suggest that you will also notice an improvement in spelling and reading in other areas of your students work.

I’ll do a follow up review of this program after the summer to see what we think of it at that time since we just started. But I do like their philosophy on learning through developing a visual memory for words as they study them in a “meaningful context”.

The lessons also come with a teacher’s manual for the lessons although the instructions are at the top of each student workbook sheet so it’s quite easy to administer. There is also a login with video tutorials to help you get started.

And much to my children’s excitement it also comes with a brand new set of Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils! I know, it’s the little things.

Interested in taking a look?

Win it!

Would you like to try out this product for your own family? Spelling You See is offering a free copy  (level of your choice) to one of my readers! Just fill in the rafflecopter below to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

{Disclosure: I received these products free for review on my blog. The opinions expressed in this post are my own, and were not influenced by the company or free product provided.}


  1. My daughter would use level B.

  2. I will start my kiddo with Level D.

  3. Wow! What fun looking spelling books. It looks like level D Americana would be great for summer, but level C could work, too.

  4. Elizabeth MacLagan says:

    My child would start with level B

  5. Would use level B.

  6. Angeline says:

    I would love to start with B and then get A for use with my 2 year old. My 7 year old is doing pretty well, but the Spelling You See approach seems like one that sets children up for success!

  7. We are doing Math U See this fall. I didn’t realize they also had a spelling program, I would love to check it out. Our family would need levels A and C. Thank you for this giveaway.

  8. Level C looks perfect for my daughter! Thank you for the opportunity to win this!

  9. B for my son and E for my daughter. Thanks for the opportunity to win

  10. Level E would be perfect for my daughter!

  11. Level A or E. Love Math U See and looking forward to Spelling You See.

  12. My twins would be level B. We love Math u see and would love to try this.

  13. We would love to try the Preliterate Level A 🙂

  14. We would start with level D!

  15. I would start with level C for my child. (However, I have two others schooling, so if we liked it, I’d also get A and E) I’d love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. My son would use Level D and my daughter would be A.

  17. I would start with Level E. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Tina Jenkins says:

    I would like Listen and Write level please.

  19. My son would start with level B. 🙂

  20. I would probably start my little guy with Listen and Write. I hope the U See team is at the homeschool convention we’re attending this year! I would like to check them out.

  21. My daughter would start on level B

  22. I would start my 3 and 4 year old with level A

  23. I would love level B.

  24. Most likely Level D. This looks great! Thanks!!

  25. Kristin Solomon says:

    We would like to try C and E

  26. Amy MOrehead says:

    We love Spelling You See!! My son is on Book b Jack and Jill and He loves it to so much 🙂 And so do I. We would love to win the next Book C. Thanks for this review and all that you do. Blessings ~ Amy

  27. Meagan S. says:

    My daughter would start in either B or C

  28. Heather N says:

    I would like to win level C. Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Level A would definitely be the one for our family at this point! Thanks for this giveaway!

  30. Misty F. says:

    We would start with Level A.

  31. Amanda Parker says:

    Would love to win Level C.

  32. Jen Brunsvold says:

    I think level d would be good for my son.

  33. Jennifer G. says:

    We would start with Level A

  34. I would try level D or E with my son. My daughter would use level B.

  35. All of them, but would love to start with Level A!

  36. We would love to try level B.

  37. Heather O says:

    Listen & Write and Jack &Jill

  38. Elizabeth B says:

    I would like the level A

  39. Level B

  40. I’ve been checking this out – we’d love level C!

  41. I saw this when they introduced it, before it was even on the market, and I have been praying one of the homeschool blogs I follow would get a chance to review it! This looks like it would be perfect for my son who struggles with learning disabilities. Spelling lists and tests just do not work for him.
    I am definitely going to have to try this program!
    *fingers and toes crossed*

  42. I would love to try level a for my son!

  43. Laura Rodriguez says:

    Level A for my 3 year old

  44. Rachel C says:

    Level B for my little guy.

  45. My son would start with level B Jack and Jill. This seems like a great way tom get in writing practice and spelling at the same time since my son does not like to write.

  46. I think that Level C would be the best fit for us.

  47. I would start my daughter out on C.

  48. Would love level D

  49. Samantha says:

    I would LOVE to try this program for my 7yr old, I think I’d start him on level B.

  50. We would use level B.

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