On Track Student Book Homeschool Edition

On Track Student Book Homeschool Edition

# 006415

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Item #: 006415
ISBN: 9781567046045
Grades: K-2

Product Description:

The On Track workbook teaches same/different, classification, patterns, tracing, following directions, reading readiness, letter recognition, letter sounds, manuscript writing, word blending, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, listening, and speaking.

Category Description for Sing, Spell, Read & Write:

The Sing, Spell, Read and Write curriculum kits are currently out of print. The author, Sue Dickson, may reprint these programs in the future, but they are not currently available. Several of the workbooks have been reprinted and are available separately.

Considering the approach, ease of use, content, child-appeal, benefits, effectiveness and cost of all the phonics programs we were familiar with, Sing, Spell, Read & Write was our choice for personal use. We have used several programs and read about many others. Although we didn't use this program in total with our children (because we extended the spelling, used italic handwriting instead of ball and stick, etc.) we did find it the most used and useful of those we tried. AND the results were wonderful! If you're looking for something to really lay it all out for you, something that works, is easy to use, and will have your child singing the letter sounds in days, followed closely by actually reading... this is what we recommend! Here are some of our reasons:

  • The "raceway" theme is very appealing and motivating to children, who love tracking their success via race car around a track as they complete the 36 steps to independent reading.
  • The songs are contagious - children will sing and sing and learn their letter sounds, long and short vowel sounds, blending vowels and consonants, and digraphs almost effortlessly - and enjoy it! That is, if you can bear to listen to it sung over and over, multiplied by x times the number of children using it throughout the years.
  • The 17 phonetic, full-color storybooks cover all 36 steps, providing immediate, rewarding reinforcement for the decoding skill just learned. This makes good sense.
  • The games are not just fluff, but real fortification of phonetic skills. They are more fun, however, if you can play with more than one child.
  • The step-by-step instructor's manual provides easy-to-follow directions for all lessons. It will aid you in understanding/teaching the phonics program - and give you the confidence to do it!
  • Included is a complete, phonetic spelling program dove-tailing with the phonetic constructs being learned and a complete handwriting program (if you use ball and stick manuscript).
  • Two workbooks include grammar and creative writing as well as letter recognition, sequencing, phonemic awareness, phonics practice, manuscript writing, reading, comprehension and spelling.
  • phonics songs are now all featured on CD
  • The two workbooks and the assessment book included in the set are the only consumables in the program. These are also available separately if you are teaching additional students.

To be honest, we have just a few quibbles:

  • Some of the audios are not as clear or distinct as a perfectionist might demand. Some may go a little too "fast" for your taste - notably the Ferris wheel song used to practice blending sounds smoothly. For us, this was a plus, since we kept at it until we could keep up with the song, resulting in perfect blending!
  • The prizes have been eliminated from the program (although the empty Treasure Chest is still included). However, as we always thought these were cheesy, we have traditionally included a bag of 36 prizes from our own Incentive Box (a $20 value!) free with Level 1 Kits or Kindergarten/Level 1 Combo Kits. This free incentive bag will continue to be included although they have dropped their prizes.

Category Description for Complete Programs - Phonics:

Programs in this section go beyond teaching children how to read, incorporating phonetic readers, spelling and writing as well. Arranged roughly by grade/age.

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Softcover Book
Brand Name
International Learning Systems
0.85 (lbs.)
10.88" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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Best Reading Program ever! I have used it with 7 kids.
Stephanie M on Nov 16, 2020
I taught reading to kindergarten students for 5 years and found this workbook extremely helpful along with the state mandated curriculum. It is comprehensive, and interesting and challenging for students.
D A on Apr 3, 2020
Best Reading Program ever! I have used it with 7 kids.
Stephanie M on Nov 16, 2020
Philip Z on Sep 12, 2020
I taught reading to kindergarten students for 5 years and found this workbook extremely helpful along with the state mandated curriculum. It is comprehensive, and interesting and challenging for students.
D A on Apr 3, 2020
The Sing, Spell, Read & Write program has been highly recommended, and I'm going to try it out.
Rebecca S on Sep 3, 2019
Best reading program EVER!!!
Naomi S on Sep 2, 2019
I purchased the used curriculum Sing, Spell, Read, and Write but needed the student workbooks.
Kelsey R on Jul 25, 2019
Sing Spell Read And Write is the curriculum I grew up with as a Homeschooler, and now that I'm about to begin homeschooling my own kids, I thought I'd start off with something familiar to me.
Laura P on Jul 18, 2019
A friend gave me some of the items, I was purchasing the rest.
jheri r on Jun 3, 2019
Because my mom used it to teach me 25 years ago and I'm excited to use it to teach my children!
Amanda E on Oct 19, 2018
Awesome Phonics tool!
Johanna A on Sep 5, 2018
I've used with all my kids
Christy B on Aug 15, 2018
I strong recommend the entire Sing Spell Read and Write program. I used this program with each of my kids and now our 4th is enjoying it.
Sarah S on Aug 15, 2018
JAY L on Aug 14, 2018
Using SSR&W with our 5 year old.
David G on Jul 20, 2018
Great program for traditional phonics!
Micah B on Mar 21, 2018
loved the cut and paste fun nature of this book to begin reading, reusing for another child.
Noele H on Jan 14, 2018
I've used this for my two younger children and we loved it.
Yolonda V. on Oct 9, 2017
I used the program for my other children and enjoy this method for learning to read. It has worked with my other three children.
Amy D on Sep 11, 2017
I love SSRW for teaching my kids to read! This is my 3rd time through. My mom also taught me to read with SSRW 30 years ago.
Elizabeth W on Sep 4, 2017
Same as above
Dylan B on Aug 9, 2017
Already us.
Nicky B on Aug 8, 2017
We use SSRW and needed another workbook.
Sherri S on Jul 9, 2017
Great kindergarten curriculum
Stephanie F on Jun 29, 2017
Appears to be a good reading supplement for my 6 year old
Heather S on Apr 9, 2017
Great prices, free shipping!
Jeanna C on Feb 27, 2017
I have used this items to teach my daughter and nieces. This phonic centered system helps the students learn to read, write, and spell quickly and painlessly. I have recommended this materials to others.
Joseph M on Jan 28, 2017
I used this curriculum for my older 2 kids, and love it! Both of them were reading before they entered kindergarten at age 5. I am getting this book again as a replacement workbook for my youngest.
Sarah G on Dec 8, 2016
"I used it with my other children and it is very efficient. I was very much pleased with the results! Also, easy and fun to use."
Chasity V on Aug 8, 2016
good past experiences with it
Maria S on Aug 4, 2016
I have used this program before and like it.
Jean L on Jul 7, 2016
Kindergarten prep - summer activity
Christin M on Jun 15, 2016
Used with older kids before
Amanda S on Apr 4, 2016
My mom homeschooled me and taught me to read using the Sing Spell Read and Write Curriculum. Now I'm using it with my children. I love it! Excellent curriculum!
Melissa M on Mar 29, 2016
Excellent, colorful program
Tammara R on Jan 2, 2016
Previously used this with my other Son and seemed to work well.
Fran W on Nov 2, 2015
It is easier to have all three of my kids use the workbook.
Sarah L on Sep 24, 2015
Philip Z on Sep 12, 2020
The Sing, Spell, Read & Write program has been highly recommended, and I'm going to try it out.
Rebecca S on Sep 3, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
My son and daughter have both loved this book!
March 26, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great book!
This book is one of my homeschooling "staples" for Kindergarten (or preschool--if your child is reading early). It is nice quality and has a lot of cutting and gluing which my children enjoy. It also includes pull-out short-vowel books which the student may color and read.
October 27, 2017
over 4 years ago

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