I choose to give this product 5 out of 5 Gold Teacher’s Stars!
In my family, we love puns, so it was natural for us to love the newest spelling and language supplement from the makers of All About Spelling.Marie Rippel is the author of All About Homophones and I must say that this study is a definite winner!
The book is packed full of homophones in age appropriate levels from grades 1-8. I loved how easy this book was to maneuver through the different levels. We needed to take our school on the road one day this past week and I needed something to keep my son busy while we were driving. I decided that it would be fun to print off all of the worksheets from each level and the crossword puzzles and put my spelling genius to the test.I was sure that some of the upper levels would be a little challenging for him. I placed all of the printed sheets into a binder and told him this was his homophones book. I only planned on having him complete a level or two that day. But he surprised me and attacked the workbook with a vengeance. He happily worked through the entire workbook, all 8 levels in one school day. And I am happy to say that it challenged him.
Now before you think that I had a quiet trip, I should tell you that I was treated to several giggles all day long. He took the opportunity to share each joke, pun and fact that was printed at the bottom of each sheet. He really enjoyed this workbook and I was treated to the sounds and actions of a happy child all day long. It was nice!
Currently, we are using the list of tongue twisters that are included as reinforcement for his speech therapy. Since his main problem is with enunciation, this has been a great fit. And instead of hearing groans about practicing our speech, he smiles and laughs when something isn’t quite right.
I love the ability to use this study as a supplement whenever we may need it.It will be nice to pull out a fresh worksheet if we run into confusion during writing assignments. The ability to have something to reinforce our studies is invaluable to me and our homeschool. I think this would be a welcome addition to any homeschool program.
The All About Homophones book is available in two different formats.The first is in a printed workbook format and retails for $29.95.The second is the one that I used and is in an e-book format and retails for $27.95.
Now here is the good news…if you order your copy of All About Homophones this week, you will get $10 off of the purchase price! But you will want to hurry as this sale is only valid through February 2, 2009. To receive the discount, you will need to enter the word “FUN” in the customer code box during checkout.This means you can get your own copy of All About Homophones for $17.95 (e-book version) or $19.95 (print version) through next Monday.Hurry and take advantage of this great offer!You won’t be sorry!!