Manipulating plain letters in word building activities (tracking) is a great transition step between reading and spelling with the Lively Letters cards and reading and printing words on paper, in lists or in narrative form. Students benefit greatly from the fact that in our set of plain letters, the digraphs ("sh," "th," "ch," "ou," "ow," etc.,) are presented as a unit on these plain cards, making it easier for students to see each of those pairs as making one sound. Using plain letter cards in spelling activities, students can focus on the letter sounds and spelling patterns rather than letter formation (actually printing the letters). This product also comes in the 4.5" x 4.5" card size and the popular mini version. Orders shipped within U.S. are typically received within 2-3 weeks.