Home - Rainbow Resource Center, Homeschooling Curriculum and Homeschooling Supplies. Where homeschoolers come for home school curriculum

Welcome to RainbowResource.com — Learning Tools for Homes and Schools Serving Home Educators Since 1989

Form Drawing

Language
Search Results for "form drawing"
Items 1 - 30 of 59
  • Item #: 044963
    ISBN: 9781932971378
    Retail: $8.50
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    This drawing instruction book takes a "learn by doing" approach, offering a progression of drawing exercises to help the art student build his or her skills. It starts with the basics, introducing students to the tools used, providing warm-up exercises, and offering brief explanations of value before the first exercise – drawing a bowl of eggs. The lessons then progress through shape, form and use of shading to show the light source. Specific still life exercises are given that offer students opportunities to draw common objects that are made up of basic shapes. The exercises progress in difficulty here, from tennis balls and fruit (spheres) to boxes, cans of soda, funnels, bottles, light bulbs, household tools, and even a telephone. Movement, texture and pattern are emphasized in the last half of the book and exercises include drawing ribbons, stuffed animals, draped fabric, plants and other household objects that provide opportunities for practice. The last section of the book provides pointers on how to compose a still life, some questions for self-evaluation, a list of suggested art books, and a gallery of student work. Overall, it's an inexpensive and no-nonsense drawing guide. 52 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 045234
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    While I am a little too young to remember Jon Gnagy, I can appreciate good art and good value! The kit includes a black-and-white 64-page instructional book, fifteen 12" x 18" sheets of drawing paper, a 12" x 18" drawing board, 3 sketching pencils, a carbon pencil, a kneaded eraser, a tortillion (or "stomp"), a piece of gray chalk, two pieces of black chalk, and a sandpaper pad. Armed with these materials, it's time to investigate the book, a short course in learning how to draw. The first pages focus on the basics: using your pencil, stomp, and chalk to make different tones. Then you practice drawing lines, shapes, and forms (3-D shapes). A "crash course" on composition and perspective follow. Then you jump into the lessons, which guide you in six or less steps to making a picture, complete with shading and texture. The steps are somewhat lengthy, with the goal being a very realistic, three-dimensional representation. Thankfully, the example drawing progresses with you. The lesson subjects increase in complexity, incorporating more complex shapes and a range of subject matter, including pumpkins, a steamboat, snow-covered landscape, a Great Dane, and a Mexican boy. The end of the book provides guidance on drawing the human figure in action. While I have some issues with the layout and readability of the book (all instructions are in three languages, which makes every page seem crowded), this is the only kit I have seen that includes all of your supplies, gets you up and running quickly, and emphasizes shading to produce a "finished" look. – Jess

  • Item #: 063891
    ISBN: 9781441319494
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.25

       Whether you’re a hobbyist in fine lettering, wanting to learn more about the medieval art form of illuminating letters, or hoping to de-stress from the hustle of modern day in ancient creativity, this beautiful little workbook is the key. Each page consists of faint, soft blue graph paper to help you practice and learn illumination with little step-by-step drawing tutorials and illuminating techniques along the way. There are also blank letterforms to get you started from “A” to “Z” as you progress through the pages, just add a mystical creature here, some swirling vine and arabesque motifs there, fill-in the letter with a beautiful base color, then add some detailed accents with a white gel pen, and voilá, you’re an illuminator! You’ll find full-color samples of illuminated letters sprinkled amongst the pages of the practice book to give ideas and inspiration. 160 pgs, 6.25” x 8.25” hc. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 002358
    ISBN: 9781600583872
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Drawing and doodling can be a very calming activity with interesting results. Tangling is a focused form of doodling using detailed patterns and effects. After learning a few basic tools & materials, you can explore tangling through a variety of prompts. You will learn to create your tangles step by step. This kit comes with everything you need to get started with your tangles! You get a soft graphite drawing pencil & sharpener, a kneaded eraser, 20 archival paper tiles (3.5” squares), 2 archival ink pens in 0.1 and 0.2mm, and basic white drawing paper for working out your ideas. Several pages of instruction have you practicing random lines & squiggles, effects like shading & sparkle, patterns & borders, beginning creatures, flux patterns, Hollibaugh woven looks, Roxi (looks like beads on a string) and nature motifs. There are loads of tips and inspiration followed by prompts which show an outline image that you then complete as you like. You can apply these techniques to other crafts as well, such as a picture frame (shown in this book). Your 40 pg book and supplies are contained in a snazzy portfolio/box with tangling on the cover. Any young art student would appreciate having a go at this meditative art form, but many adults would like it as well. The kit makes a lovely gift since it includes everything needed to create and comes in an attractive package! By Walter Foster. 8” x 10” x 1.25” ~ Sara

  • Item #: 036857
    ISBN: 9780738212418
    Retail: $19.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.75

    Mark Kistler, cartoonist and author of the ever-popular Draw Squad and Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler, has taught children to draw using his methods for years. In this book, he takes his fun, yet start-with-the-basics approach and offers it up to adults who think they can't even draw a straight line! He promises that yes, anyone can learn to draw if they set aside twenty minutes a day for a month. If you're game, you can grab any old pencil and sketchbook and embark on an adventure that will take you from drawing spheres to tackling the human face! I like the balance of simple form and more advanced skills he meshes together here. Although you begin by drawing a circle, you immediately turn it into a three-dimensional sphere by adding shading. So you skip that whole "drawing a straight line" thing and head straight into the world of 3-D. Lesson drawing subjects progress in difficulty, beginning with the basics: spheres and cubes. From there you build onto the cubes and spheres that you know, creating koalas, roses, cylinders, houses, rippling flags, pyramids, mugs, trees, rooms and cities in one-point perspective, buildings in two-point perspective, and the human eye and face. Each lesson goes step-by-step, with Mark's illustrations showing the student exactly what to add each time and his written instructions are clear, easy-to-follow and entertaining. Many of the lessons are reminiscent of those in Draw Squad, but the pace is a bit quicker, and the subject matter slightly more sophisticated. Lessons often end with a "Bonus Challenge" where you can take your new skill to the next level, and several examples from Mark's other adult students offer inspiration as well. Drawing supplies are minimal, although Mark makes suggestions and recommendations in several lessons. With its 30-day commitment and incremental lessons, I would recommend this one as an introductory drawing course for your high-schoolers, especially if they have not had much drawing instruction in the past.

  • Item #: 032664
    ISBN: 9781600583391
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    Bang! Ka-Pow! Zoom! Other forms of onomatopoeia! It's rare to see two different artists collaborate in order to combine two vastly different styles within a single title, but Art of Drawing Manga & Comic Book Characters manages to hit all the essentials. The first section details essential techniques and tools to start creating from either genre. The next part delves into some of the tropes and conventions of manga, providing a crash course on example characters, the concept of manga's use of embellished expression to convey drama, chibi or super small characters and has quite a few hints on the use of Photoshop and other digital illustration software. The third segment is all about comic book super heroes, villains and the crazy situations they manage to get themselves into. This section includes tips on altering the anatomy of your characters to reflect a bulkier, lankier or larger frame, how to make the best of your panels and even advice on how the pros arrange their page layouts to give a scene the sense of action, suspense or even fear.

    Artists Bob Berry and Jeannie Lee do a fantastic job of showcasing a wide variety of character designs and can explain their methods to comic and manga construction in a readily approachable manner. This book will interest the enthusiast and the casual artist of both forms of art. 144 pgs, pb. 12x9 in. ~ Nick

  • Item #: 014806
    ISBN: 9781589474208
    Retail: $2.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.50

    The object of this zany game is to use five cards to make a sentence. 54 cards are color coded and divided into four categories: adjectives, nouns, verbs, and conjunctions. Players draw and discard until a player can lay down a five-card sentence, which is worth 5 points. Play continues until someone scores 20 points. Kids will love learning the parts of speech with this wacky game! ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 040105
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    First appearing in the late 19th century, flip books were an early form of animation, combining a series of small sequenced drawings in a tiny book that produced movement when flipped through at a fast speed. Create your own animation with this simple set of 6 flipbooks by General’s® measuring 2” x 4” and containing 32 pages each. Paper has a nice texture for drawing and the right weight so you can see your previous drawing slightly thru the next sheet. A quick animation lesson is included. Made in the USA. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 011870
    ISBN: 9781933407852
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia books are so rich in visual imagery and fascinating characters, it seems completely natural to incorporate art and crafts to bring the subjects to life. Thanks to Sharon Jeffus, you can easily do this, whether you're studying the books in school or just reading them for pleasure. In 56 pages, Sharon offers a variety of ways students can apply their own creativity to the subjects of Narnia, whether it be through pencil and paper, paint, clay, cardboard, or a craft project. Subjects examined are lions, heraldry, knights, armor, weapons, crowns, thrones, portraits, printing, rabbits, beavers, gargoyles, fauns, stags, trees, castles, birds, ancient writing, dragons, unicorns, and maps. Along the way, Sharon mixes in art concepts, including perspective, shading, using a grid, scale, and positive and negative space. Because the topics are chosen from the Narnia books, this is not a cohesive art program; rather, it's set up as a book you can wander through as you read through the Narnia books, choosing topics that suit your fancy. Topical lessons vary quite a bit in content, and may include a craft project, a drawing challenge, thought-provoking questions, creative challenges, a website to look up works of art, examining a given picture, learning an art principle, etc. The suggested activities are very open-ended, and would be easy to tailor to children of different ages. Occasionally, several different activity options are offered for a topic; some will appeal more to older children, and some to younger children. The instructions for an activity are very simple and freeform (more like suggestions), allowing as much adaptation as you want. As with their other very practical art books, you won't need any special art equipment for the lessons, just pencils, drawing paper, construction paper, glue, yarn, markers, crayons, and anything else you'd like to use. Also available is a CD-ROM which contains the entire text of the book in electronic form. If you're anxious to explore Narnia with all of your senses and sharpen your artistic skills at the same time, you'll enjoy using this book as an art companion.

  • Item #: 053798
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Geared toward the automotive racing enthusiast, this kit has everything you need to create six 3-D color paper racecar models with tons of racing stickers. Once you get the hang of building the pre-formed models using the materials provided, you can go "off the track" by designing your own car using the tracing sketch pad and car part templates that are on realistic blueprint-style paper. A 16-page full-color book guides you through the process and informs you about the history of racing. With the racing classics poster as inspiration, in very short lap times you will be creating you own Ferraris.

  • Item #: 028634
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.88
    Kids can design the exterior of their dream home or create a whole neighborhood by mixing and matching these stickers of outside architecture elements like doors, windows, plants, columns, etc. There are not any house forms included; kids can draw a house on paper, cardstock, cardboard, etc. to use with these design elements. Follow the idea guide or your own imagination as you cut out the simple geometric shapes and glue them onto your unique house. 32 sheets, 8 ½" x 11" – Rachel
  • Item #: 061394
    ISBN: 9780711235830
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Brought to you by a homeschooling mom, author Miri Flower believes in the importance of being creative and its unique form of play. What better way than to start experimenting with painting, getting a little messy and have some fun learning alone the way! This adventurous paint book is chock full of creative fun and inspirational projects that range from decorations for your home to sentimental keepsakes or gifts. The 70 illustrated projects contain crafty ideas for everyone in the family and are divided into different painting sections: painting effects & techniques, painting arts & crafts, printmaking, painting with brushes, painting with other tools and the classic hands & feet creations. 128 pgs, 5.5 x 8 pb. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 018887
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $18.19
    A spectrum of puzzling possibilities awaits you in this game. Every tile in Cirplexed has four quartered, colored circles pointing outward to the edges. To begin the game, each player draws a tile and places it in front of them. This forms each person's individual playing board. Players then draw more tiles and continually place them around their other tiles, attempting to form as many same-colored circles as possible. Players continue until the draw bag has no more tiles, at which point everyone plays the two tiles in their hand. Each completed, same-color circle is worth one point, and the winner can declare themselves as the Sphere-master!
  • Item #: 040039
    ISBN: 9781420629316
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Learn word processing with book reports and a social media page; Spreadsheet activities include an exploration timeline, electricity cost calculator, major crops of US, seawater properties, and human growth population. Drawing activities incorporate a national weather map and technological systems diagram. Surveys covering favorite books, movies, TV shows and sports provide lessons on using Google forms. The final presentation activities cover favorite animals and invasive species.

  • Item #: 031137
    ISBN: 9781892069733
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    Each page holds a riddle like: "Your pet lizard has escaped and you've got to find him right away because your parents' guests are due to arrive in thirty minutes! Use the clues to draw a path to your lizard's hiding place." The grid holds pictures of possible hiding places and to figure out which item he's hiding behind, you need to solve the addition problems. Each problem has the form 4 + __ = 8 (W). Using the missing number and directional cues (N, E, W, S) found in parentheses as above, you start at the black star in the grid and travel the appropriate number of spaces in the direction given for each problem.

  • Item #: 013659
    ISBN: 9781784048211
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

       Suitable for hours of quiet time or travel, this large-format activity book caters to children with diverse interests. Each colorful, fully-illustrated activity takes up an entire 8.5x 11” page, allowing plenty of room to work (and some space for mess-ups!). The activities themselves are mostly standard puzzles—matching, math, mazes, word searches, Sudoku-type, and more. However, interspersed between them are more free-form and non-standard activities, including drawing, direction puzzles, perspective challenges, and deductive reasoning. The activities are mixed thoroughly, ensuring kids are always presented with a variety of challenges to solve. 175 pgs. pb. ~ Stephen

  • Item #: 007356
    ISBN: 9780810957961
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.11
    By focusing on Egypt's natural environment and its connection to daily life, economy, and customs, this book covers over 100,000 years of Egyptian history from prehistoric times to present day. The book is divided into four sections and provides background information about Egypt's history and geography; how Egypt was formed and how the environment shaped the development of the ancient world; the Nile Delta, the Nile Valley, and the deserts and oases; and Egypt's recent history. Filled with highly informative text and lots of colorful photos, illustrations, drawings, and maps, The Atlas of Ancient Egypt lets you explore the many wonders of this rich culture from the comforts of your home. hc, 95 pgs. ~Enh
  • Item #: 042244
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.50
    Fast-paced and competitive, Link-O is all about taking names and taking cards. The basics of the game are simple: each player is dealt 13 cards (with 13 possible suits), and the remaining cards form a draw pile (with 6 face-up to give players a choice). The goal is to play as many cards as you can before anyone runs out. Players can put down sets of same-numbered cards, or just one, and earn points at the end of the game for all cards in front of them (minus points for cards left in your hand). But beware! If an opponent plays the same number of cards with a higher value, your cards are snatched! Your opponent then has the choice to take your current set of cards into his or her own hand or force you to discard your cards. Either way, you lose precious points in a fast-playing game. If you, however, have a higher set of cards then your opponent, you just might be able to return the favor…
  • Item #: 052037
    ISBN: 9781574714128
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.50

    With all the typical pages found in a lesson plan book, this planner includes pages for a class record, seating charts, student groups, substitute teacher information, special events, long-term planning, integrated study planning form, and birthdays. What sets this planner apart are the weekly lesson pages. There are 80 weekly lesson pages laid out in two pages per week. Days of the week, Monday through Friday, are listed down the left side of the page with a ‘reminders’ box for each day. The rest of the two-page spread is lined, top to bottom, with no vertical lines drawn for each subject. This allows you to draw the vertical lines where you want them and you can make them the size you need for the subjects you may have on any given day and the amount of time you want to devote to that subject. This format allows for more flexibility in your subjects and the time dedicated to each. You aren’t locked into a preset schedule!

  • Item #: 039529
    ISBN: 9781594416019
    Retail: $2.49
    Rainbow Price: $2.25

    A very inexpensive manipulative opportunity! You get 6 sets of alphabet stickers with both upper- and lower-case letters in traditional manuscript form, shown on dotted-middle-line rule, along with a small photographic image of an object beginning with that letter. Just think of the possibilities! You can have your child run around the house, labeling things that also begin with that letter (or outside, if your child is excitable and you don't have any neighbors nearby). For a tamer exercise, let him or her find objects in a catalog or magazine to "label" with the appropriate sticker. Place a sticker on a blank sheet of paper and have your child draw as many objects as she can think of that begin with that letter. Or, as your student is learning a letter, affix it to the beginning of a ruled line of practice paper (or even ruled whiteboard) as a model for forming the letter. For more advanced practice with sounds, give each family member a letter "name tag" at suppertime with the rule that every sentence a person says during that meal must deliberately include as many words containing that letter sound as possible. Afterwards, vote on the best sentence of the meal (also a good time to introduce the concept of alliteration!).

  • Item #: 065367
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    Take the simplicity of the Bob Books and turn it into a reading game genius! Bob Books have helped children learn to read for decades, and now little ones can learn to recognize letters and sounds with the Bob Books Happy Hats Game. For up to four players, each person chooses one of the friendly Bob Books characters as their moving piece. Flick the spinner to see how many places to move on the game board the spaces are alphabetical around the edge of an oblong playing board (10x 20). On each space there is a blackline drawing of something that begins with that letter along with the printed word. Children choose from their hand of word-ending cards (40 in the game) to either form a word beginning with that letter or match the letter (if its a vowel). If they can form a word or match the vowel, they get to take a hat token. The person with the most hats at the end of the game wins. Learning to read just became a whole lot more fun!

  • Item #: 004120
    Retail: $11.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    This "Go Fish"-like game acquaints players with the constellations as it challenges them to make constellation families made up of constellations that share the same area of the night sky. Players each initially receive six cards, with the rest forming the draw pile. On each player's turn, they can ask another player for a specific constellation card. The player asked must give it to the player who requested it if they have it, but if they don't they reply "Shoot for the stars!" and the other player draws a card from the draw pile. Play continues in this way as all players try to collect all of the constellation cards that make up a family. Additional cards – Connect! and Night Sky – and a pyramidal "galactic die" add a few fun twists to the basic game. The game ends when a player runs out of cards by completing a constellation family, and then other players subtract the star points left in their hand from their points in their families. The highest score wins the game… and if it's a clear night you all just might want to dash outside and see if you can find a few of those constellations for yourselves! An informational constellation guide is also included. For 2-4 players.

  • Item #: 006144
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Children can get frustrated when they struggle to color within the lines of a coloring book. They end up thinking they can’t do art, poor kiddos! Doodling offers another route for young artists. Coloring & drawing freestyle! This set from Faber-Castell (known for art supplies) includes a spiral-bound sketchbook with some drawing prompts that you will finish (24 pgs, perforated), 5 double-ended markers (10 colors), 5 blue foam displays for your creations, 3 full size markers in red/black/blue, a plastic stencil sheet with some free-form type shapes to use in your doodles, and a 10 pg. instruction guide with lots of fun ideas. The materials come in a boxed set (10x10x1.5”), so it makes a great gift item for a boy or girl. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 039061
    ISBN: 9781593639617
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    Your kids are doing amazing things throughout the year at your “home school,” but there is no yearbook staff to photograph, record, and publish all these precious school memories. So, why not form your own yearbook staff and have each of your kids create their own personal yearbook? This consumable workbook has pre-printed, full color pages packed with fun writing, drawing, and just plain creative prompts to help your child record all that is going on in their life that year. They can paste in pictures, draw and doodle to their hearts content, and write down things like “the world today,” “what’s hot and what’s not,” and “an e-mail to the future”. This yearbook is a great creative outlet for your children, and it is bound to become a treasured keepsake for them to look back on when they are older! – elise

  • Item #: 002116
    ISBN: 9781885593146
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    This book is filled with crafts, ideas, learning and fun! Make an Alphabet Zoo, do fingerplays, go on letter hunts, play games, and read picture sentences, all while introducing your child to the ABC's. Children will get exposure to every letter of the alphabet in many forms, so child of all learning types will find cause for fun while learning letter shapes, sounds, and recognition. There are about five activities per letter "lesson", with additional extension activities often included as well. For example, when studying the letter "F", students will make "fluffy" "F"s, by cutting out "F" shapes from paper plates and gluing on cotton balls. They'll also play the "Sit Down, Stand Up" letter-calling game, make a paper bag "Freddy the Frog", act out a frog fingerplay, draw the letter "F" in a pan of cornmeal, make a letter "F" sewing card, and find pictures of things that start with an "F" in old magazines. 134 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 047644
    ISBN: 9781550357592
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    This workbook is divided into two sections: the first contains the activities for learning and practicing mapping skills and the second contains outline maps of the entire world. The activity section starts off pretty simply – what is a map, map types, directional indicators, compass rose, map symbols, globes, hemispheres, and coordinates – and moves on to more advanced concepts as students move through the book – reading maps, labeling maps, locating places on a map, and longitude and latitude. The activity pages are all consumable (and reproducible for family/classroom use), and include a lot of fill-in-the-blanks and map reading/drawing exercises. There are 59 pages of outline maps included in the book – working around the globe in the form of continents, continental regions, and countries. Some of these maps are labeled, or numbered, but most are blank – and many also include directions for completing activities to test geographical knowledge. All of the answers are included in the back of the workbook.

  • Item #: 058831
    ISBN: 9781412711821
    Retail: $9.98
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Incorporating full color photos and childlike drawings, this first dictionary's layout is orderly and easily draws the reader's eyes across the page. On each two-page layout words are grouped according to interesting themes of importance to pre- and early readers. Topics start with "me," move to family and community, then nature, etc., then finish with key pre-K concepts such as colors, money, opposites, and action words. In each topic, words are used to form 2-3 sample sentences which include Dolch sight words. Some of the occupation pictures are caricatures: the scientist is "mad" and the farmer is slovenly. Overall, this is an appealing early dictionary to help young ones associate the written word with the people and things around them. 9" x 11", 96 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 001270
    ISBN: 9781885061546
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    Here's a place for kids to record all of their nature "finds," from observations to musings to artwork (photos or drawings). We like this journal because it's fairly free-form, not requiring a child to fill in a multitude of information, but allowing him to take the lead in what he wants to record. Our only qualm - it's not larger!

    But at least it won't be too bulky to tote! Book is half-sized (like folded standard pages), and contains log pages, photo/artwork pages, a quick log (to keep a running record of entries), log tips, and ideas for related nature activities. Sidebars contain interesting activities that may stimulate observation of particular plants or animals - just in case your woodsman needs a little prompting. pb, spiral-bound.

  • Item #: 043207
    ISBN: 9781587921445
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    This creative game takes what your child loves to eat and turns it into a fun, learning game. Before each game begins make sure the triangular cards are shuffled and placed in the center. Taking turns each player draws six cards from the deck and uses them to form their own pizza circle. The first game titled "The Works" is fairly simple to play. Each player takes turns drawing and discarding until the first person creates "the works" or has obtained one of each topping. The second game is titled "Half & Half." The object of this game is to create a pizza only using two toppings. The last two games are a little more challenging. "Make 10" calls for six pizza slices that have topping pieces equaling the number ten. "The Six Mix" challenges players to find slices of pizza that have toppings in order from one to six. The forty-eight cards also allow for your own creative variations. All four games are useful for the enhancement of counting, hand-eye coordination, and patterning skills. 1-4 players. ~ Tasha

  • Item #: 064877
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

      A ‘Word Puzzler’ is a clue-based letter scramble that leads students to spell various words, increasing their vocabulary, listening, and spelling skills. At the beginning of each lesson, students are given a set of letters. The teacher then reads the first clue from the book, asking them to form a word based on the clue. As more clues are read, words are transformed by substitutions, rearrangements, and additions, until the final clue asks students to use all the letters to form a word. 

      The main draw of this activity book is its emphasis on vocabulary words and contextual information. Many clues ask students to make adjectives, antonyms, and swap consonants or vowels, which reinforces vocabulary meanings while improving spelling skills. Some of the clues can be a little tricky for younger spellers, but the teacher can make clues easier or allow students to team up. Overall, this is a neat supplementary activity book, excellent for honing logic, vocabulary, and spelling skills for individuals or small groups of students. ~ Stephen