These workbooks promote a strategy-based approach to spelling. Each workbook provides an introductory lesson that describes the spelling "tools," and 20 thematically organized units on the topics of home, community, work, health, and writing. In each unit, the student learns how to spell 15 words by using phonics, syllabication, word families, and spelling rules. Dictation and an application activity are provided so the student can try out the spelling strategies that have been learned. Application activities include tasks such as writing a notice to a landlord, making a shopping list, filling in a form for a free offer, and making a to-do list.