Use word studies, visual memory and repetition to increase retention of spelling words! Building Spelling Skills provides spelling and phonics practice through copying the new words, visual memory exercises, puzzles, and sentence completion activities. Students will learn vocabulary definitions as well as phonics skills such as short and long vowels, adding s and es, words with sh, nt, , nd, ow, ar, aw, oa, and more. One or two sentences for dictation are provided for each list; weekly text included. 36 weeks of lessons included with 5 spelling words per list in lessons 1-14 and 8 words per list in lessons 15-30. 160 reproducible pages, softcover, line-listed answer key included. Grade 1.