I guess it does sound funny that we would be using 2 different levels at the same time.
It came about when I switched to a classical curriculum......I was doing the same before....copywork and dictation.
Then dh thought we should do formal spelling with her, as it would also improve her writing and reading. I was about to order a spelling program, when I read on this thread(I think) that ETC could be used as a spelling program.
So I went back(oldest child syndrome I guess) to make sure I hadn't missed anything with her. So! Even though she was *doing* ETC for phonics, she was levels ahead of where I started her with spelling. Dh and I thought it would also improve her reading and writing by going all the way to ETC level 8. She *loves* ETC, so it isn't her issue.
It is always so vague with spelling/phonics programs as far as labeling a grade. So if she is doinf ETC 5 for spelling, is that considered 5th grade? If she is now using ETC 6 (7 next week) does that mean that she is doing phonics(and reading?) at the 7th grade level?
It is too confusing. I talked to dh about it, and he felt that we should go ahead and get her a spelling curriculum....costs a little more, but my time is worth more than it takes to write out all those words!!!
Thanks for replying,