Victory Drill Book, Third Edition

Victory Drill Book, Third Edition

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Item #: 000111
ISBN: 9781607023197
Grades: K-8

Publisher Description:

The Victory Drill Book program supports all stages of learning to read. Students will develop fluency in reading through using their knowledge of the phonetic letter sounds in conjunction with rules governing pronunciation to rapidly sound out words. The key to success is helping the learner blend together sounds until they recognize a familiar sounding word. Repeated practice through the page by page drills, makes recognition of words become instantaneous. Once words are easily recognized, this automatic response allows the learner to focus on comprehension. For over 50 years, the Victory Drill Book has brought outstanding success to thousands of eager readers!

Updated Third Version on sale now! Same great content with a few minor changes to enhance the flow of words on each page, story structure, and revised Phonics Rules and Syllable Types to meet the needs of Today’s Learners!

Category Description for Victory Drill Book:

This reading reinforcement resource has been around for over 30 years, and in use around our house for at least 20! Regardless of the reading program you use, this helpful tool will ensure that your students are progressing in their reading speed through an eighth-grade reading level. Although a abbreviated lists of phonics and spelling rules are provided, most of the book is devoted to word lists. Several columns of words are listed on a page, grouped by a common phonetic construct. The student reads the words while being timed. Words read per minute tell you at what grade level the child is reading according to the followin (no longer included in the book):

  • Pre-K (20 words)
  • K (30 words)
  • Grade 1 (40 words)
  • Grade 2 (55 words)
  • Grade 3 (70 words)
  • Grade 4 (85 words)
  • Grade 5 (100 words)
  • Grade 6 (115 words)
  • Grade 7 (130 words)
  • Grade 8 (130 words)
  • The idea is to have the child repeat the drill every day until she is reading at or beyond grade level. This can be pretty challenging, especially at the onset of reading. Occasional review pages combine words with similar constructs, and pages with paragraphs for practice reading are also included.

    We have found this to be a most useful vehicle for taking the children from decoding to reading. Until a child is able to decode words at some level of speed, it is difficult to have them read for meaning. By the time they reach the end of even a short sentence, the meaning may be lost. Not always enjoyable, some skills just require practice, practice, practice! A child just beginning to read may need to start out with just a column or two per page as an entire page may be too taxing. The print is large and easy to read. Drills only take a minute or two, but will greatly help the young reader sharpen her decoding skills.

    The phonics worksheets (150 pages) are a good supplement. The sheets include page numbers that correspond to the page on which the phonics skill is practiced in the Victory Drill Book.

    The Victory Pre-Drill Book is for use by beginning students. It provides high-speed handwriting practice of the alphabet and correct pronunciation of phonetic letters and letter combinations before students proceed to the Victory Drill Book. The newly revised (now spiral-bound) VDB Teacher's Guide provides direction for page-by-page use of the Victory Drill Book. It presents a sequential presentation of phonetic instruction corresponding to the Victory Drill Book sequence. A CD is also available to help both you and your student hear the correct phonetic sounds of letters and letter combinations. The CD corresponds to the presentation of sounds in the Victory Drill Book.

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    Andrea Carstensen
    Jacketed Hardcover Book
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    Victory Drill Book
    0.95 (lbs.)
    9.5" x 7.88" x 0.5"
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    Retired Reading Teacher
    David K on Aug 12, 2023
    required for university model kindergarten!
    AnnAnn G on Jun 8, 2023
    Retired Reading Teacher
    David K on Aug 12, 2023
    30+ years ago, I went through the Victory Drill book as a first grade student, and now that I am a classroom aide, I keep hearing from parents that the value the Victory Drill program provides is absolute GOLD in helping students learn to read.
    Bethany B on Aug 3, 2023
    required for university model kindergarten!
    AnnAnn G on Jun 8, 2023
    for supplemental training for my granddaughter. Recommended by a teacher.
    April B on May 29, 2023
    Required book for school.
    Chelsea W on May 29, 2023
    this is a very good book to help a child excel in phonics reading
    Susan G on Feb 10, 2023
    Johnna S on Jul 22, 2022
    Ive used this book to help kids learn to read. If they practice faithfully, they will learn.
    Clayton K on Apr 22, 2022
    )I am Samuel's Grandma. We used Victory Drill Book when my children were small and learning to sight read. We passed our copy along to a friend with younger children 25 years ago. Now my son can continue on with his own copy for his young children!
    Samuel W on Dec 20, 2021
    It is wonderful way to help children to learn to sound out words.
    Marilyn E on Nov 15, 2021
    It was recommended by a friend to help my son who is struggling with reading.
    Shannon K on Aug 3, 2021
    On our school book list for the fall
    Connie T on Jun 29, 2021
    Freedom Project USA
    Meg P on Jun 23, 2021
    Summer School book for 3-5 grade Phonics learning
    Jessie B on Jun 12, 2021
    Summer School phonics class
    Chanda A on Jun 3, 2021
    Required for homeschool course
    Holli P on Jun 3, 2021
    School Curriculum
    Lindsey W on May 29, 2021
    I used it with my son and now will be using it for my granddaughter. It really helped with decoding and speed of reading.
    Fay B on May 22, 2021
    2 children, age 10 & 8, ADHD, are very behind in reading. Moved them to a private Christian school and started using Victory Drills. We will use this summer to try to help them catch up.
    Gary H on May 13, 2021
    Summer School
    Tricia H on May 10, 2021
    Summer homeschool curriculum
    Victor L on May 5, 2021
    Child is taking summer school with this book
    LAUREL P on May 3, 2021
    recommended to help my 7 year old with phonics and reading
    Lisa Q on Apr 15, 2021
    Recommended by another Classical Conversation Homeschool mom
    Deelyn98 on Apr 11, 2021
    Freedom Project Academy Summer Phonics Program for incoming 2nd Graders.
    Trisha B on Apr 1, 2021
    I chose the Victory Drill Book because I used it in home schooling our childrenn and found it very effective in hleping them with reading, phonics, etc. Now they are homeschooling their children and I wanted to share with them what worked for me. The worksheets and teacher's guide are helpful complements to go with itl
    KATHLEEN S on Mar 11, 2021
    My Mother-in-Law is a reading specialist, and has had great success teaching children with this resource.
    Jill T on Dec 14, 2020
    This is how I learned to read, and I am so excited to begin teaching my daughter the same way!
    Christina H on Oct 3, 2020
    I have used this wonderful book to teach my own children and now I am ordering a new copy to tutor my 1st grade granddaughter in reading.
    Voni D on Oct 1, 2020
    This is the book I used to unlock the secret of reading with two of my three kids (one just seemed to know.) Now I hope it helps my grandkids.
    ANDREA W on Sep 25, 2020
    To help reluctant reader.
    Fern D on Jul 25, 2020
    Recommended by a teacher and homeschool mother to help with fluency.
    Torie P on Jul 15, 2020
    I had one before for my children and I can't find it.<br />My new daughter n law is from Puerto Rico where they teach English as a second language by memory. I want to teach her phonics. This book is the best from all the media that I have used to teach phonics.
    Bobbi Sue A on May 18, 2020
    Used before with my children when homeschooling. Great resource! Now I'm helping a teen girl learn better reading skills. This book will certainly help!
    Marsha W on May 6, 2020
    My daughters had this when they were young. Wonderful tool for reading words!
    Ramona S on Apr 14, 2020
    Son is a late bloomer and needs more practice with reading and annunciation
    Betth M on Mar 17, 2020
    As a resource in our K5 department
    Scot S on Jan 16, 2020
    It increased my son's reading incredibly and so I am buying for my other children to use.
    Jessalyn M on Jan 6, 2020
    Tutoring a struggling student
    Hope R on Sep 22, 2019
    Wonderful tool for supporting reading development
    Meggan F on Sep 9, 2019
    I teach a second grade class with varying reading abilities. These drills can be done whole class and they are easily differentiated for each students learning needs.
    Holly R on Aug 8, 2019
    My daughter needs to improve her reading skills. Based on reviews on YouTube, I chose to buy this product.
    ANGELA M on Jul 22, 2019
    My 6 yr old is having trouble with her reading as I did when I was her age. This book helped me greatly so I figured I would get it for her.
    Justin J on Mar 28, 2019
    Excellent tool for learning to read.
    Erin A on Dec 11, 2018
    I used this book when I home educated my children. Now, my children are home educating their children and want to use this book with their children. I was also asked to buy one for my sister's grandchild. Drilling creates confidence and rhythm while reading. Drilling decreases the stress a child has when reading aloud. Using the McGuffey readers to learn the diacritical marks is also helpful....even if you only use the first reader.... and use the Victory Drill Book as well.
    Sheri E C on Nov 9, 2018
    Excellent tool to teach children reading.
    Maria Carmen B on Nov 3, 2018
    The copy that I had has been lost. I used the Victory Drilll Book with my own children (now in their 30's and 40's), and would now like a copy to use with my grandchildren.
    Bryan O on Oct 23, 2018
    This book is a fantastic way to help a child that is deficient in his phonics skills and does it quickly. Designed for one adult with one student.
    Virginia H on Oct 5, 2018
    I remember using this book with my younger sisters as they were beginning to read. Now, I'd like to use it with my grandchildren.
    Rebecca P on Sep 26, 2018
    we have students that need reading practice
    Marlin M on Sep 22, 2018
    30+ years ago, I went through the Victory Drill book as a first grade student, and now that I am a classroom aide, I keep hearing from parents that the value the Victory Drill program provides is absolute GOLD in helping students learn to read.
    Bethany B on Aug 3, 2023
    for supplemental training for my granddaughter. Recommended by a teacher.
    April B on May 29, 2023
    Is the third edition of the Victory Drill Book, the same as the revised edition (copyright 2009)?
    Anna Ruth on Jul 12, 2022
    BEST ANSWER: I believe so, but you could contact the publisher directly to verify that.
    does this book have hard cover?
    A shopper on Jun 7, 2022
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, I ordered mine about 2 years ago. Looks the same.well made hard cover.
    Is there any religious content in this book?
    A shopper on Jul 25, 2020
    BEST ANSWER: No, I do not believe there is. It is literally a series of drills to read aloud, followed by short stories. As you progress, the content gets harder as skills build. I've bought so many of these books to give away. It's part of a critical skills building book, which is so necessary today. Love this book!
    5.0 / 5.0
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    Rated 5 out of 5
    Help for a struggling reader.
    This is a wonderful resource to help a struggling reader! If you follow the support plan you will be amazed at the progress.
    December 12, 2021
    1 year ago
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Good, easy phonics practice and speed reading
    This book was recommended for speed reading practice with my son. It's plainly laid out with no frills, but is easy to do. Great phonics practice!
    September 1, 2020
    over 3 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5
    A+ for Teaching Reading and Spelling
    As a teacher teaching children Al grade levels, I find this book very effective in mastering phonics and spelling basics.
    July 25, 2020
    over 4 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Victory Drill Book should be in EVERY Pre-K, K, and 1-5 Grade Schools
    I used Victory Drill book when home educating my children about 20+ years ago. This book along with McGuffey's Eclectic Reading books definitely put our children onto a solid path. As the kids became solid readers with the short stories, Victory Drills absolutely helped inspire 'personal bests' when a small timer is brought into the mix. Reading aloud distinctly helped give them more confidence speaking clearly. Mumbling is not allowed. IF you also add a set of "Minute Timers" to the drills, you can inspire ALL AGES to play 'drills'. I bought a set similar to this one: KSM UP Sand Timer 6 Colors Hourglass 1/3/5/10/15/30 Minutes Sandglass Timer Sand Clock for Kids Games Classroom Kitchen Home Office Decoration (Pack of 6). Of course, give new readers more time in the beginning, then once they 'conquer' a timer three or more times, then they can go 'up' to a shorter timer. These timers should be sold on this site, if they're not. Anyway.... I just purchased FOUR of these books for each of my children for my gandchildren. Oh, for those that are <10, I used hand puppets to 'compete' with them when they read. My "puppet" (Like Meeko, the racoon, from Pocohontas) would 'stumble' over some words, then as the child got better and faster, so did Meeko). The kids knew I was speaking for Meeko, but it gave them a little friend to work with.... which is so much better than old Mom...and so much more fun for all. (I acted out a voice as well.) Anyway, I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. It's amazing.
    December 9, 2018
    over 4 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5
    My overall impression and review is that you need to share with the public school system.
    The Victor drill workbook is an exceptional resource for children and adults. I purchase the book for one of my friend granddaughters. My friend was so excited that she ordered all the resources that support the victory drill book.

    I explain to my friend that my children who are ages 41, 38 and 35 all went through the entire resource program of
    Victory drill.
    November 5, 2018
    over 4 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Great, simple, time-tested phonics
    This book is a phonics gem. Such a simple concept, but effective, well-ordered, and fun!
    April 25, 2018
    over 5 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5
    A helpful tool
    This book has been a helpful tool for my kids to work on speed and accuracy during reading. It has been rewarding to see their accuracy and speed improve as we have used this book this year.
    March 14, 2018
    over 6 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Reading Supplement
    This book is an excellent supplement to the reading program I use. It's great to help a child's reading begin to flow.
    September 29, 2016
    over 7 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Totally helpful
    This little book has made a difference in my boys' reading fluency. Simple but effective:-).
    September 22, 2016
    over 8 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5
    I like the systematic way that this book introduces concepts. Love that it is timed and keeps with concept. Would recommend this for homeschool or intervention for small group to add to curriculum.
    April 4, 2016
    over 7 years ago

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