Calvert 5th Grade Spelling is a 30-week course of instruction that practices phonics skills, including phonograms, compound words, and vowel-consonant-vowel patterns. Course units also include significant incorporation of word parts such as prefixes and suffixes. Units include review of base and root words, silent words, and homophones.
Each unit contains five short assignments per week that can be taught as a stand-alone course or can easily integrate with the Calvert 5th Grade Language Arts curriculum. Lessons and projects include multimedia to support the content, as well as incorporation of rubrics for clear assessment.