Here is an innovative, developmental approach to combining phonics and spelling! Engage children with fast-paced, hands-on Making Big Words activities. During the fifteen- to- twenty minutes activities, children are encouraged to explore words, letter- sound relationships, and letter patterns. Choose from 150 lessons in this book to start the children in making words, or follow the guidelines for creating your own treasury of lessons for the school year. During each lesson, children use selected letters to make fifteen to twenty words, beginning with short words and continuing with longer words. The final word includes all the letters students have that day. Children not only make new words but sort those words by letter patterns, prefixes, suffixes, and big word parts- and effective tool for strengthening spelling skills! Here is one set of words covered in a lesson: chipmunks, ick, ink, unk, unch, ump, pink, mink, sink, sunk, hunk, sick, pick, Nick, hump, chump, chunk, spunk, punch, munch, music, punish, and then chipmunks again.