Phonetic Storybook Readers - Kindergarten Set of 1-6 Homeschool Edition

Phonetic Storybook Readers - Kindergarten Set of 1-6 Homeschool Edition

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Item #: 006423
ISBN: 9781567046144
Grades: K

Product Description:

The six phonetic readers (focusing on vowels) reinforce the phonics, reading, and writing skills taught.

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.




Category Description for Sing, Spell, Read & Write:

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.

The kit has been revised since we last used it and now includes an instructor's manual instead of videos, audios on CD and cassette, and newly-designed workbook covers, with some color printing inside (selected pages of the Raceway Book are full-color). However, the content appears to be very similar to the 1st edition; even the design of the Raceway chart and many of the readers have not changed.




A long-time favorite, this excellent phonics program appeals to both the child and the teacher because of its enjoyment, ease of use, and effectiveness. The instructor's manual provides easy-to-follow directions and gives you the confidence to teach phonics. Consumable workbooks for the student not only include phonics practice and reading comprehension but also handwriting, spelling, grammar, and creative writing. Children love the catchy songs teaching letter sounds, long and short vowel sounds, blending vowels and consonants, and digraphs.

Kindergarten components include Instructor's Directions for Kindergarten, two consumable student worktexts, and six phonetic storybook readers. The All Aboard and On Track workbooks teach same/different, classification, patterns, tracing, following directions, reading readiness, letter recognition, letter sounds, manuscript writing, word blending, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, listening, and speaking. The six phonetic readers (focusing on vowels) reinforce the phonics, reading, and writing skills taught.




Primary Subject
Phonics
Grade
K
ISBN
9781567046144
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
International Learning Systems
Weight
0.7 (lbs.)
Dimensions
5.5" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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i used these books for my other 5 children before they went to kindergarten, and they were all reading before the first day of school. the entire program is wonderful, but i seemed to have misplaced this specific set.
deana m on Oct 24, 2017
Kindergarten prep - summer activity
Christin M on Jun 15, 2016
i used these books for my other 5 children before they went to kindergarten, and they were all reading before the first day of school. the entire program is wonderful, but i seemed to have misplaced this specific set.
deana m on Oct 24, 2017
Home schooling
Heather M on Sep 19, 2016
Kindergarten prep - summer activity
Christin M on Jun 15, 2016
Home schooling
Heather M on Sep 19, 2016
Are these considered secular?
A shopper on Apr 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes.
how many books are in each set?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are six books of about 40 pages each. They're well worth the cost. I've used them with four children, and plan to use them with one more.
Are these readers included in the Kindergarten Level 1 Combo kit?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these are the Kindergarten readers that are included with the Kindergarten/Level 1 Combo Kit.
are these all of the books for the On Track?
A shopper on Jan 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this six-book set are all the Kindergarten readers.
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i have 8 children and have used them starting at age 4 for all of them so they would be fully prepared for the rigorous kindergarten curriculum. my # 7 has some special needs and wasn't able to handle them at age 4, but after a year in the public school system, i was frustrated with his slow progression and decided to abort their teaching methods and try this program on my son. even with all his learning disabilities, these books and the workbooks that go along with them are proving to be once again, the best for my children.
November 27, 2017
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