Victory Drill Book

Victory Drill Book

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Item #: 000111
ISBN: 9781576756560
Grades: K-8

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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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    August C. Enderlin
    Jacketed Hardcover Book
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    Victory Drill Book
    1.1 (lbs.)
    9.75" x 8.0" x 0.5"
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    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
    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 WARNEKE on Sep 25, 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 WARNEKE 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
    All of my children used this book and now I am passing it along to my grandchildren. it is an excellent resource.
    Ellie W on Sep 15, 2018
    This was recommended to me for phonics and getting faster at reading and so I wanted to try using it.
    katie h on Sep 4, 2018
    We have a student that needs help with reading and pronunciation and this will help him improve. Victory Drill is how they taught me as a young child and it help me a lot.
    Abbie L on Sep 1, 2018
    used for my kids when they were little. Ordering to give to my grandkids.
    Margaret P on Aug 29, 2018
    recommended by Eye Level Learning center
    Aakash A on Aug 28, 2018
    To improve my child's reading fluency.
    Anuhea M on Aug 16, 2018
    School Requirement
    Leslie A on Aug 14, 2018
    Victory Drill helps students develop fluency that enables comprehension. After years of using VD in the classroom, I'm purchasing now for my grandchildren. It works. Parents still contact me to ask about where to purchase. Just be sure to make it fun--not stressful.
    Linda H on May 19, 2018
    Homeschooling Children.
    Aaron S on Mar 1, 2018
    Need a resource for teaching reading
    Andrew M on Nov 30, 2017
    I used this book with all 7 children and it gave an excellent grounding in reading, speed, and spelling for all of them. And it's very teacher/parent friendly.
    Renee L on Nov 15, 2017
    My daughter is in 3rd grade, and is scoring out very low on everything.
    Jessica B on Nov 3, 2017
    Because it was recommended to me by a friend. This method is not used much but it's a classic! So glad I found it!
    Luba M on Oct 11, 2017
    It's for my sister and her six year old son. My mom home schooled my brothers, sister and I when we were young and she used The Victory Drill Book. It taught us not only spelling rules but helped us to read faster. The book was such a challenge and we loved doing the drills. Her son is having trouble reading, so I hope this book will help him like it did me.
    Jeremiah C on Sep 14, 2017
    Recommended by Christian Light Publications 3rd grade reading program
    Susan G on Aug 31, 2017
    Catalog description and reviews
    Lyn J on Jul 6, 2017
    because it is 2nd grade level and it was recommended
    keith r on Jun 8, 2017
    My children's school used this book as part of the curriculum. Both of them were fully reading by the end of kindergarten. My first grandchild is just starting to read and we want to help him with this book. When you are able to can do anything!
    andy g on Mar 5, 2017
    A friend recommended it to me. My 6-yo son has completed a phonics program and is reading well, and she said this would be a good next step to solidify reading skills.
    Karyn L on Feb 9, 2017
    Best basic phonics drill book I know of. I use it for our tutoring programs in three public schools in Denver.
    Lori V on Feb 6, 2017
    recommended for us to assist in reading proficiency for our child
    Janette H on Oct 29, 2016
    i heard from someone about this book, they highly recommend me to buy it.
    Candy T on Sep 15, 2016
    I tutor children in Reading and I want to use this as a supplement to the reading program I'm using. A friend is using this in the public schools as a ministry and recommended it.
    Sherrie E on Aug 29, 2016
    To help my lower readers.
    Angela P on Jul 29, 2016
    My school used the older version when I was in elementary school. Have a struggling reader and thought this might help :)
    Rick H on Jun 22, 2016
    Was recommended for remedial reading
    Pamela F on Mar 22, 2016
    Great resource for teachers and home schoolers alike!
    Nani C on Mar 22, 2016
    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
    To help reluctant reader.
    Fern D on Jul 25, 2020
    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
    14 Reviews
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    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
    2 months ago
    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
    1 year ago
    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
    1 year ago
    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 2 years ago
    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 2 years ago
    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 3 years ago
    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 4 years ago
    Totally helpful
    This little book has made a difference in my boys' reading fluency. Simple but effective:-).
    September 22, 2016
    over 5 years ago
    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 4 years ago
    This has been a blessing for my 8 year old son who has taken longer to learn to read. Before he was sounding out all the words in a sentence and at the end of a sentence couldn't remember the whole sentence. Victory drill has made all the difference. He can now read sentences with only sounding out some words. He now gets the meaning of the sentence. He loves timing himself and I set goals with a reward for reaching so many words in a minute. He went from hating reading to excited.
    January 17, 2016
    over 4 years ago

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