Building Spelling Skills 3 Worktext 2ed

Building Spelling Skills 3 Worktext 2ed

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Item #: 007423
ISBN: 9781935796039
Grades: 3

Publisher Description:

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.

Category Description for Building Spelling Skills:

Based on two fundamental premises of developing excellent spelling skills, this worktext series incorporates spelling/phonics rules but likewise utilizes exercises that employ word writing repetition. Our English language has many spelling irregularities so developing skill in recognizing the arrangement of letters and/or syllables in selected list words is targeted by various word games and puzzles. Since this series is from Christian Liberty, you can also count on two things: the content is biblically based, and the books are a good value for the money.

Weekly lists of twenty words are covered in a series of daily lessons. Lesson activities are varied but include writing/identifying list words in sentences, reinforcing phonics rules, supplying endings, beginnings, etc., writing list words, taking pre and final tests. There is plenty of room to write answers and books are pleasing in appearance with occasional graphics and an accent color. Books 1 & 2 are primarily concerned with phonetic concepts and simple prefixes and suffixes. Starting in Book 3 there is an increased emphasis on vocabulary development with activities involving the identifying and/or supplying list word definitions. Book 5 is more than a spelling book; it's a mini-encyclopedia of spelling. The first six units feature the names of major countries and cities of the world. The next two units focus on American states and capitals. Then follows units featuring the terms used in a wide variety of favorite subjects such as health, food, trees, arts, entertainment, travel, and transportation, etc. Lessons in this book also require the alphabetizing of the list words. Book 6 is an examination of the great diversity and variety in spelling the rich sounds of the English language. Book 7 & 8 are basic studies in etymology with Book 7 devoted to word-building with prefixes and suffixes while Book 8 is dedicated to word roots. Both books require considerable dictionary work and are designed to help the student develop an ability to recognize meaning and spellings, based on word analysis techniques. The series is gradually being revised with second editions featuring nicer page layout and type, but very similar content. ~ Janice

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Garry J. Moes
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Christian Liberty Press
0.75 (lbs.)
10.94" x 8.5" x 0.31"
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It's a simple, fairly independent spelling option for my 3rd grader. I've used in the past, and plan to continue using this publisher's spelling course for all of my children.
Nicole M on Jul 6, 2022
next level
Sarah G on Feb 26, 2022
It's a simple, fairly independent spelling option for my 3rd grader. I've used in the past, and plan to continue using this publisher's spelling course for all of my children.
Nicole M on Jul 6, 2022
Amanda D on Mar 1, 2022
next level
Sarah G on Feb 26, 2022
I have used this curriculum for about twenty years of home schooling and find this material thorough and practical.
Valina H on Aug 3, 2021
It's simple, affordable and other parents had good things to say about it.
Alicia H on Jun 4, 2021
We have used this spelling curriculum for all of our children. We really like it and find it affordable!
Cherise on Nov 10, 2020
Used Building Spelling Skills last year for spelling and my children and I really enjoyed it. It's simple, one lesson a day format worked well for us.
Sarah W on Aug 21, 2020
This is a solid text with activities to help learn spelling. I like how it groups the spelling lists into themes to help the student see patterns.
Jacquelyn S on Jul 8, 2020
Lessons provide excellent reinforcement for All About Spelling lessons for struggling spellers who need extra practice and repetition with sound/letter patterns.
Karen D on Apr 30, 2020
I chose this curriculum because I was looking for a simple, straightforward spelling program.
Lanie J on Sep 20, 2019
Recommended by Cathy Duffy and a friend
Kelly E on Aug 10, 2019
I like the fact that this curriculum teaches spelling based on phonics rules. That is what we have been doing since the beginning with our children, and I think it helps things "stick" better.
Elizabeth S on Apr 15, 2019
I felt like book four was more than what my fourth grader needed at this time.
Emily W on Aug 30, 2018
great lesson setup
sharon b on Jul 20, 2018
Looks like a great follow up to the program we had been using...hoping this will help improve their spelling.
Daria S on May 31, 2018
This is the best spelling program that I have ever found. It helps with spelling, phonics, and vocabulary - all in one! There is even a little bit of writing practice at times, too! My children have thrived using this program, and are not overwhelmed by the amount of work. Their spelling has definitely improved.
Sarah P on Aug 10, 2017
This is a great spelling series.
Aaron B on Jul 7, 2017
After doing some research on spelling books, this one looks the best. I'm all about having just ONE book for a subject!
jason g on Jun 16, 2017
I have tried All About Spelling, Spelling Workout, Sequential Spelling, and SpellWell. I definitely like this the best! I don't like the cheap, pasty paper used in some programs. It makes writing a chore. Well laid out, organized, concise, and systematic with biblical content.
Sarah J on Jan 31, 2017
Our spelling curriculum is lacking so I thought we'd give this a try.
Amy G on Jan 13, 2017
christy h on Jan 8, 2017
Online reviews. Student can work independently. Good price.
Susana M on Nov 1, 2016
Class requirement
Jennifer P on Jul 19, 2016
As future spelling curriculum.
Bailey B on Apr 12, 2016
Cathy Duffy reviews pointed me here and the samples look great!
Jennifer S on Dec 31, 2015
Amanda D on Mar 1, 2022
I have used this curriculum for about twenty years of home schooling and find this material thorough and practical.
Valina H on Aug 3, 2021
Are the teacher keys necessary?
A shopper on Apr 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My kids have used these books from level 3 through level 6, and I have not used the teacher editions or the answer keys for any of them. The tasks given for the student are not, in my view, difficult, and a parent-teacher probably already knows most (if not all) of the answers. Some effort may occasionally be required, but I view that as beneficial modeling for my kids if I have to look up an answer since that is what I expect of them. Hope this helps.
Is it Common Core Aligned?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is not Common Core Aligned. I've used this at least 7 years and now my youngest is in the 4th grade now. I will not use any Common Core stuff either.
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Rated 5 out of 5
We will continue with other grades in this program
We love this spelling programs and will likely do these for other grades. They are not too long and my kids stay interested.
September 13, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love these books They incorporate phonics and require the children to look up the definitions to the words which makes sense Why spell a word if you don't know what it means? These books are two toned with daily activities leading up to a test on Day 5 My youngest son's only complaint was the lack of color and he would like to have a puzzle of some sort included with the daily activities
June 24, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5
I LOVE this program!!! One of my favorite parts is how it incorporates definitions My son has learned lots from this and only complains about it on Day 2 - copying day!!! Besides that he has enjoyed it too We're planning on continuing this one!
April 29, 2007

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