Spelling You See

Spelling You See allows students to develop spelling skills naturally, at their own pace. Rather than studying rules or memorizing lists, we emphasize context, allowing your student to develop a more robust and intuitive sense of words. This innovative approach was developed by Dr. Karen Holinga during more than ten years of research and experience tutoring children who struggle with spelling.



Curriculum Review

Spelling You See Level F

General Information


  • Curriculum Developer – Spelling You See
  • Website Link
  • Sample Link
  • Grade Level Scope: Middle School/Junior High
  • Subject Covered: Spelling, Reading, Writing, and History
  • Cost Range: $50 – $100
  • Supplemental Material Cost: $0
  • Format: Physical product plus free downloads
  • Religious content: No

Basic Features


  • Methodology: Traditional
  • Learning Styles Utilized: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Verbal
  • Intelligences Utilized: Logic, Pictures, and Words
  • Teaching Styles Utilized: Spiral, Repetitive, Progressive steps, Mastery, and Independent Work
  • Common Core: Unknown
  • Accredited: Unknown
  • Teacher Helps: Way above average

Product Description 


  • Font Size: Larger than average
  • Pictures: Many pictures
  • Binding: Soft cover
  • Lessons Included: 36
  • Intended Curriculum Usage Length: 1 year
  • Types of Assessments: Demonstrations



  • Amount of Handwriting Required: Lots of writing
  • Executive Functioning Concerns: Multiple smaller tasks to track
  • Possible teacher help needs: Reading text for a student with reading difficulties and/or intervention for a student with visual impairment
  • Average Length of Lessons: 10 minutes
  • Concentration Level Required: More than average
  • Modifiable by Lengthening Out Lessons: Fairly easy for parent to do
  • Language Complexity: Slightly above average

SPED Homeschool Review Crew Feedback

What was the one thing that most impressed you about this curriculum?

How it combines so many skills and modalities to help learners with varying needs and how it commits the spelling to memory. I also like the hands on approach of chunking.

What should parents of children with learning needs be aware of when looking into this curriculum?

That although your child does not have to be excellent in handwriting, the copy work is a huge part of the visual experience of this program.