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  • May 6: use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 26 to provide practice with homophones and homographs.
  • April 15: use with Sourcebook 6, Unit 35 to provide practice with often-confused words.
  • April 1: use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 20 to provide practice with digraphs.
  • March 18: use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 23 to develop knowledge of frequent /k/ spelling patterns.
  • March 4: use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 22 to develop knowledge of suffixes and prefixes.
  • February 18: use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 20 to develop knowledge of irregular verb forms and to provide practice with multiple meaning words.
  • February 4: use with Sourcebook 6, Unit 21 to provide practice with synonyms and to develop knowledge of Latin roots.
  • January 21: use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 18 to provide practice with digraphs and compound words.
  • January 7: use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 16 to provide practice with the sounds ou spells.
  • December 17: use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 10 to provide practice with short vowel sounds.
  • December 3: use with Sourcebook 7, Unit 15 to develop knowledge of Latin word parts.
  • November 19: use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 13 to develop knowledge of homophones, antonyms, and synonyms.
  • November 5: use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 9 to provide practice with plurals (regular and irregular).
  • October 15: use with Sourcebook 6, Unit 10 to provide practice with contractions and homophones.
  • October 1: use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 7 to provide practice with multiple meaning words.
  • September 17: use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 2 to develop rhyming awareness.
  • September 3: use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 2 to develop knowledge of frequent long o and long i spelling patterns.
  • May 21: use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 35 to develop knowledge of often-confused words.
  • May 7: use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 27 to provide practice with the /k/ spelling pattern at the end of words and syllables.
  • April 16: use with Sourcebook 6, Unit 33 to provide practice with words with multiple meanings.
  • April 2: use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 20 to develop knowledge of visual skills and phonics.
  • March 19: use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 24 to provide practice with prefixes meaning not.
  • March 5: use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 21 to develop knowledge of suffixes.
  • February 20: use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 21 to develop knowledge of ie/ei spellings.
  • February 6: use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 20 to provide practice with double letters.
  • January 16: use with Sourcebook 8, Unit 19 to develop knowledge of Greek word parts.
  • January 2: use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 11 to provide practice with rimes and rhyming words.
  • December 19: use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 16 to develop knowledge of the soft syllable ending /ə/.
  • December 5: use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 11 to develop knowledge of homographs.
  • November 21: use with Sourcebook 6, Unit 11 to develop knowledge of Latin roots.
  • November 7: use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 10 to provide practice with prefixes and suffixes.
  • October 17: use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 5 to provide practice adding the ed and ing suffixes.
  • October 3: use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 7 to provide practice with homophones and synonyms.
  • September 19: use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 2 to develop knowledge of digraphs.
  • September 5: use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 3 to provide practice with words containing the long e vowel sound.
  • May 16: use with Sourcebook 6, Unit 32, Activity 1B, page 281 to provide practice with soft-syllable endings.
  • May 2: use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 17 to provide practice with silent (bossy) e.
  • April 18: use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 26 to provide practice with silent letters.
  • April 4: use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 25 to develop knowledge of homophones.
  • March 21: use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 23 to provide practice with short and long vowels and anagrams.
  • March 7: use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 23 to develop knowledge of homographs.
  • February 21: use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 14 to develop knowledge of contractions.
  • February 7: use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 22 to develop knowledge of suffixes.
  • January 17: use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 19 to provide practice with /j/ and /s/ spelling patterns, and with ge/dge.
  • January 3: use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 20 to develop knowledge of Latin roots.
  • December 20: use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 15 to provide practice with irregular verbs.
  • December 6: use with Sourcebook 6, Unit 16 to develop knowledge of comparatives.
  • November 15: use with Sourcebook 7 or 8, Unit 16 to work with anagrams.
  • November 1: use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 11 to provide practice with soft syllable /er/ (suffix), synonyms, and antonyms.
  • October 18: use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 9 to develop knowledge of compound words and practice writing a story.
  • October 4: use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 8 to provide practice with /s/ and /k/ spelling patterns, homophones, and multiple meanings.
  • September 20: use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 4 to provide practice with spelling patterns, rhyming words, and beginning letters.
  • September 7: use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 1 to develop knowledge of antonyms, digraphs, and writing sentences.
  • May 17: Use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 31, to develop knowledge of useful Latin word parts
  • May 3: Use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 32, to provide practice with irregular verbs and homophones
  • April 19: Use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 27, to provide practice with multiple-meaning words
  • April 5: Use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 26, to provide practice with homophones
  • March 15: Use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 19, to provide practice with digraphs
  • March 1: Use with Sourcebook 6, Unit 25, to provide practice differentiating among easily confused words
  • February 15: Use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 19, to provide practice with plurals
  • February 1: Use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 22, to provide practice with synonyms—replacing "worn-out" words with more interesting substitutes
  • January 18: Use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 13, to provide practice with double letters
  • January 4: Use with Sourcebook 7, Unit 17, to develop knowledge of Greek spelling patterns
  • December 21: Use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 14, to provide practice with /ou/
  • December 7: Use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 11, to provide practice with words with silent letters
  • November 16: Use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 13, to provide practice with homophones
  • November 2: Use with Sourcebook 6, Unit 11, to provide practice with words with /j/, /k/, and /ch/ spellings
  • October 19: Use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 7, to provide practice with contractions
  • October 5: Use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 6, to provide practice with prefixes and suffixes
  • September 21: Use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 3, to provide practice with /a/ spelling patterns
  • September 7: Use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 2, to provide practice with rhyming
  • May 18: use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 26, to provide practice with homophones
  • May 4: use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 31, to provide practice with suffixes
  • April 20: use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 19, to provide practice with surprise words not spelled the way they sound
  • April 6: use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 28, to provide practice with proofreading
  • March 16: use with Sourcebook 6, Unit 29, to provide practice with often-confused word pairs
  • March 2: use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 22, to provide practice with compound words
  • February 16: use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 22, to provide practice with /j/ spelling patterns at the end of words
  • February 2: use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 13, to provide practice with visual skills
  • January 19: use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 16, to provide practice with short and long vowel sounds and spellings
  • January 5: use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 17, to provide practice with contractions
  • December 15: use with Sourcebook 7, Unit 15, to develop knowledge of Latin word parts
  • December 1: use with Sourcebook 1, Unit 4, to provide practice with spelling word patterns
  • November 17: use with Sourcebook 6, Unit 12, to provide practice with /əl/ endings
  • November 3: use with Sourcebook 3, Unit 11, to provide practice with homophones
  • October 20: use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 10, to provide practice with /or/ spelling patterns
  • October 6: use with Sourcebook 2, Unit 7, to provide practice with s, ed, and ing suffixes
  • September 15: use with Sourcebook 5, Unit 4, to provide practice with silent consonants
  • September 1: use with Sourcebook 4, Unit 2, to provide practice with long o and long i spelling patterns