Phontastic Spelling Tactics is a spelling course based on phonics and spelling rules. It uses copywork, dictation and other varied activities to teach the spelling rules and give reinforcement. I designed this for my daughter when she was 9 years old and had just completed her formal phonics and spelling program. Deciding she was still too young to stop spelling lessons, I put together these lessons to continue giving her practice. This course is meant as a follow on to a beginner’s phonics and spelling program for young students from age 9. It can also be used for older students needing spelling instruction who have not learned phonics but would benefit from learning the spelling rules in a faster and more appropriate way for their age. Lessons are generally short with minimal teacher/parent input required. Print off the lesson and have the child complete it.