The 88 pages of lessons and activities in this book take students phonetically through the various sounds and spellings of more than 500 popular one-syllable words - from the short e in "bed" and "dead" to the er in "bird" and "fern." Activities range from word hunts and puzzles to story-starters and board games. Learning to spell is made fantastically fun with the varied and enthusiastic approach used here. In addition to the 30 lessons, there are numerous Compound Word, Spelling Change, Proof It, and Review exercises. A colorful "Memory Bank" board game and accompanying game activities make a playful yet competitive way to reinforce spelling skills.