This workbook builds on the phonics rules previously presented and instructs 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; word-bank, crossword, fill-in-the-blank, and other exercises are included to help students gain familiarity with how words and sentences are constructed.
Test sheets are included at the back of the book. With 36 units and 5 lessons per unit, the text is designed to be used daily over a 36 week period.
|Suggested Grade: 3rd|
|Author: Garry J. Moes|
|Copyright: 2010 (2nd edition)|
|Softbound: 131 pages|
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My son always enjoys doing his spelling. This is our second year using the Building Spelling Skills series and I have seen much improvement in my son's ability to spell. I like how the lessons are short with no nonsense, while at the same time are engaging for the student.
We have used these spelling books for the past 20 years. Of my 6 children, only one has a hard time with spelling. The others are all excellent spellers and have always scored above average on each of their tests. I like the fact that there is a combining of phonics, vocabulary and spelling in one book. It is easy to administer. There are 5 lessons, one for each day and a spelling test as the 5th lesson for each week. I am very pleased with this book!
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.).