Searching for a spelling curriculum with a Biblical emphasis?
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 over 70 spelling skills, the Joyful Heart Spelling Skills curriculum spans two grade levels. It incorporates copywork and dictation of Scripture, multiple learning styles, and built in review of previous skills. Sight 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.
contains the first 36 spelling skills
is a continuation of Year 1 and contains an additional 37 spelling skills
Each year is available as a Zip file
-ready for download for just $10.00.
Just click one of the buttons above to purchase a downloadable PDF copy of either the Year 1 or Year 2 curriculum. Check out is through gumroad, which allows you to purchase using your credit card.
You will receive …
Joyful Heart Spelling Skills
Teacher Guide – a 160+ 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 – over 400 sheets, 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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Frequently asked questions…
Q: What age/grade is the Year 1 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 bestvaluecopy.com 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. Here were the costs for the original version of Year 1 (using the code) at the time: