This book was written to help students of all ages learn to read and spell.  It is especially good for students who may have difficulty learning to read and spell.  The workbook uses Orton-Gillingham principles to teach reading and spelling.  The Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading and spelling uses structured, explicit, systematic and multisensory procedures in teaching the forty-four speech sounds.  Students should know the consonant sounds before beginning this book.

Reading and Spelling Book 4 covers vowel sounds, prefixes, suffixes, and three letter beginning blends. There are twenty lessons in Book 4.  Each lesson has five pages.

Each lesson begins with a word list that includes words with the targeted sound for that lesson. Many of these words can also be used as vocabulary words.

The next page works with irregular spelled words.  These are words that often do not follow the sound spelling rules but are frequently used in reading and spelling.  These irregular spelled words are repeated throughout the book so students can practice reading and spelling these popular words. Irregular spelled words are often called high frequency or sight words.

The third page in the lesson is a fill in the blank page so students can practice using the words from the word list from the first page of the lesson and the high frequency words from the second page of the lesson.  There are pictures from the first page of the lesson at the end of some of the fill in the blank sentences since many sentences could have more than one answer.  Students use the pictures at the end of the sentence to know which word from the word list to use.

The fourth page of the lesson practices spelling, grammar, vocabulary or a writing activity.

The last page of the lesson ends with a Word Search of the targeted and high frequency words from the lesson.

There is an Answer Key at the end of the book.

Features of Reading and Spelling Book 4

Answer Key


Beginning Blends

Compound Words

Ending Blends

Fill in the Blank

Fizzle Words

Irregular Spelled Words





Vowel Sounds

W and wh words

Word Jumbles

Word Searches

Words ending with ck or k