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. 131 pages, softcover. 3rd Grade. 2nd Edition.