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Welcome to Joyful Heart Spelling Skills!

Joyful Heart Spelling Skills is unique in that it is a rules based spelling approach with a Biblical emphasis.  Incorporating God’s Word with the learning of spelling skills was the foundation of this curriculum. 

The precepts of the Lord are right; giving joy to the heart. (Psalm 19:8)

With a focus on 73 spelling skills, the Joyful Heart Spelling Skills curriculum spans three years (ideally for grades 1st – 3rd). It incorporates copywork and dictation of Scripture, multiple learning styles, and built in review of previous skillsSight words are included within the lists.  Also, Joyful Heart Spelling Skills not only accommodates for individualization, but encourages it.  It takes approximately 15-20 minutes a day, with many of the activities being completed either independently or with multiple children together.


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Joyful Heart Spelling Skills

Just click the link above to purchase a downloadable PDF copy of the Joyful Heart Spelling Skills curriculum.  You will receive …

Teacher Guide – a 328 page guide containing information on how to use the Student Sheets, optional spelling practice ideas, a Teach Sheet for each skill, Skill Cards, Bible Verse Study Sheets, Student Progress Sheets, Take Home Study Sheets, and more!

Student Sheets – 888 sheets to be utilized over three school years.  These were created to be easily printed double sided.  Each skill has sheets for Skill to Drill, words in the Word, Build-It!, Learn the Word dictation practice, Cut It- Sort It, Color Write It!, What’s Missing?, Write It a Different Way, and Show What You Know.  You may choose to print as many or as few of the sheets as your child needs for each skill!

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Want to Know More?

Spelling – Bible Copywork and Dictation
Spelling – A Rules Based Approach
Spelling – Build It
Spelling – Write It a Different Way
Spelling – Making it Varied
Spelling – When to Start

Frequently asked questions…

Q: What age/grade is Joyful Heart Spelling Skills designed for?
A:  Please see my post on Spelling – When to Start for a full explanation.

Q: What version of Bible verses are used in the curriculum?
A:  All verses are taken from the New International Version, 1984.  The only exception is found in skill 3, in which the verse is from the New King James Version.

Q: Do you offer a printed book form?
A:  No.  However, we have tried to use to print the teacher guide and student sheets.  At the time, there was a special offer to receive 200 free B/W copies using a code.  You may wish to check their website to see if this offer is still available.  I would recommend having the Student Sheets printed double sided,  3-hole drilled, and shrink wrapped.  The Teacher Guide should also be printed double sided and I would suggest to use wire binding, a clear front cover, and a vinyl back cover.