Book review: Word Detective, Grade 3

Word Detective 3rd Grade

Word Detective, Grade 3:
130 Games and Puzzles
to Improve Spelling,

by Ann Richmond Fisher,
Illustrations
by Joel and Ashley Selby
Rockridge Press
3/10/2020
Juvenile Nonfiction/Vocabulary & Spelling
190 pages

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Last year, I reviewed the excellent Word Detective, 130 Games and Puzzles
to Improve Spelling for 2nd graders.
Today, I present the same book concept, by the same author and illustrators, but for Grade 3.

To help enhance the young students’ vocabulary, the author has put together a list of 200 spelling words, through 130 engaging games and puzzles, all organized around a mystery to solve. The mystery is set in the city: there’s a soccer game, but the mascot has disappeared!

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Book review: Word Detective

Word Detective

Word Detective, Grade 2:
130 Games and Puzzles to Improve Spelling,
by Ann Richmond Fisher,
Illustrations
by Joel and Ashley Selby
Rockridge Press
12/10/2019
Juvenile Nonfiction/Vocabulary & Spelling
190 pages

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After reviewing a book for preschoolers and first graders, here is Word Detective:
130 Games and Puzzles to Improve Spelling for second graders, ages 7 to 8.

To help enhance the young students’ vocabulary, the author has put together a list of 200 spelling words, through 130 engaging games and puzzles.
They are organized in the following chapters: Family, Friends, School, Animals, Park, Colors and Numbers, Feelings, Home, everyday words, fun words, and putting it all together.
As a fun extra thing, the book starts with a mystery. As the students find letters with a magnifying glass throughout the book, they can solve this mystery! Hence the title, Word Detective.

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