This manual is a collection of resources for assessing and instructing elementary grade students in word analysis in such areas as phonics, syllabication, sight words, context clues, emergent literacy, and in spelling. In addition to providing an overview of word analysis skills and strategies,Building Words presents virtually everything, except actual books, that a teacher would need to implement a high-quality, effective word analysis program. This text takes a practical, hands-on approach offering a wide variety of tools teachers will find easy to use. Samples lessons encourage students to build on what they know and to analyze words independently. Students practice and apply their skills using the exceptional resources offered.