From the publisher: Here is an innovative, developmental approach to combining phonics and spelling. During the fifteen-minute activities, children are encouraged to explore words, letter-sound relationships, and letter patterns. Choose from the 160 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. Children use selected letters to make twelve to fifteen words, beginning with short words and continuing with onger 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--an effective tool for strenthening spelling skills.