|Suggested Grade Level: 3rd|
|Number of Pages: 131|
|Course Materials: Workbook and answer key|
Course Description: Christian values, uplifting quotes, and reminders to pray for help or thankfulness are noteworthy elements of this spelling workbook. Phonics principles presented instruct children how to spell words with beginning consonant sounds, consonant blends, consonant digraphs, vowel digraphs, diphthongs ou and ow; words with ar and or; word endings; words with er, ir, and ur; and diphthongs oi and oy.
Vocabulary-building is emphasized through contextual exercises as well as a lesson dealing with word meanings. Word-bank, crossword, fill-in-the-blank, and other exercises are included, helping children gain familiarity with how words and sentences are constructed. Test sheets are included at the back of the book. Teacher-Parent help is required. This second edition features updated fonts and other minor aesthetic changes; two-tone pages don't distract from the content.
This course groups words by various phonetic features (including review material from previous Building Spelling Skills courses). It also seeks to build vocabulary. Students learn how to spell words with beginning consonant sounds, blends, and digraphs; vowel digraphs; and diphthongs.
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Posted by Unknown on 08/13/2012
I love these spelling books. Where I used to purchase separate books for phonics, vocabulary, and spelling, I now have one book to use that integrates these three related subjects. The exercises are varied and interesting, and the book is laid out so that specific work is designated for each day of the week. I also love that it gives kids a system for learning to spell words. The words are organized according to rule, and then in later books, according to topic (i.e. countries, elements, etc.).