Raceway Student Book Homeschool Edition

Raceway Student Book Homeschool Edition

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Item #: 006444
ISBN: 9781567045055
Grades: PK-1

Product Description:

The Raceway workbook includes grammar and creative writing as well as letter recognition, sequencing, phonemic awareness, phonics practice, manuscript writing, reading, comprehension and spelling.

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.

At Level 1, language arts skills are covered through a "raceway" theme with 36 steps to independent reading. The full-color decodable storybooks cover all 36 steps and provide great practice for the student to develop his new reading ability. Playing the games is another fun reinforcement activity to ensure real understanding of the phonetic skills. The two workbooks include grammar and creative writing as well as letter recognition, sequencing, phonemic awareness, phonics practice, manuscript writing, reading, comprehension and spelling.




Primary Subject
Phonics
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
1
ISBN
9781567045055
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
International Learning Systems
Weight
1.05 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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I used this workbook (and the SSR&W curriculum) to learn to read, and I now plan to use it with my 4yo daughter once we finish the Off We Go workbook.
Hannah H on Sep 5, 2019
This has worked well for 8 of our children and we are beginning with the 9th.
Steve S on Aug 3, 2019
I used this workbook (and the SSR&W curriculum) to learn to read, and I now plan to use it with my 4yo daughter once we finish the Off We Go workbook.
Hannah H on Sep 5, 2019
Needed to fill in my curriculum I purchased
Meredith H on Aug 6, 2019
This has worked well for 8 of our children and we are beginning with the 9th.
Steve S on Aug 3, 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
I have used Sing Spell Read and Write for two of my three children so far and I love the curriculum.
Rebecca M on Jul 3, 2019
Sing, Spell, Read and Write really works!<br /> After completion your student will be able to read anything.
Mary P on Jun 9, 2019
A friend gave me some of the items, I was purchasing the rest.
jheri r on Jun 3, 2019
I love this series My kids especially enjoy learning phonics rules to song, which sticks in their memory much better!
Julia S on Jun 1, 2019
For my child school
Jonathan L on May 16, 2019
I used this with my oldest and it was a good learning tool.
Katie O on Jan 19, 2019
I've taught 3 of my 4 kids to read with this program. Working on the 4th right now. I have been very impressed with the phonics lessons and the sequence of teaching them to read. My older 3 are excellent readers and all loved the worksheets and stories in the Sing, Spell, Read and Write program.
Kristy D on Jan 11, 2019
previously used all three books successfully with my other children
Lissette A on Oct 20, 2018
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
Sing Spell Read Write is great! we have been having great quick success. Just needed more books for other kids...
Sarah S on Sep 5, 2018
I used it before as a classroom teacher.
Johnelle F on Aug 24, 2018
I've used this with all of my kids
Christy B on Aug 15, 2018
replacement workbook to complete curriculum.
Misty M on Jul 20, 2018
This whole program is excellent to teach a child how to read .they never confuse the child with words that they haven’t learned yet .
April M on Jun 11, 2018
This is the 2nd consumable workbook required for the Sing, Spell, Read and Write Grade 1 program.
Christine B on Feb 24, 2018
I am trying the Sing, Spell, Read & Write books with my dyslexic son. They seem to be going well. So, I decided to give the full program a go.
Andre R on Oct 18, 2017
I've used this for my two younger children and we loved it.
Yolonda V. on Oct 9, 2017
I use Sing Spell Read and Write. This workbook was misplaced
Rebecca M on Oct 1, 2017
My mom used SSRW for me when I was a kid and it was a great thorough way to learn phonics.
Arwyn S on Sep 14, 2017
I need this to complete the Sing Spell set I have.
Becky P on Sep 14, 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.
Elizabeth W on Sep 4, 2017
Sing spell read is a fun program that I have used with all 4 of my kids
Jessica C on Aug 31, 2017
to use with the sing, spell, read, & write program I already own
Beth P on Aug 19, 2017
Need for curriculum.
Stephanie S on Aug 18, 2017
We are ordering the Raceway book for my almost kindergartner We will work on Off We Go and the Raceway book as soon as we finish All Aboard and On Track. This is my 3rd child to follow the SSRW curriculum, we love it!
Amy G on Aug 14, 2017
Already use.
Nicky B on Aug 8, 2017
I have used this company with my children, It's excellent! I am now using this workbook for my granddaughter.
Lori B on Jun 29, 2017
I used the SSR&W curriculum with my oldest son and really loved the fun and colorful way it teaches kids how to read, so now I'm buying the workbooks for my younger son to teach him to read!
Rebecca M on Jun 2, 2017
great price. i needed it to complete my curriculum set.
becca d on Apr 13, 2017
Successfully used this program to teach my 3 older children how to read! Now using it with my 4th child!
Jocelyn C on Mar 28, 2017
It looked like a good fit for where my daughter is in her literacy process.
Ingrid P on Mar 16, 2017
i love sing spell read and write. We homeschool and I have used it with all of my kids. It teaches reading phonetically and also writing, comprehension and spelling. it has books to use starting in preschool through second or third grade. It has the perfect amount of book work and games and songs.
Diane B on Mar 14, 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 have used this with all 6 of my children. It is a fun and easy program to use.
brian c on Jan 16, 2017
Enjoyed using before
Jonathan L on Jan 4, 2017
Sing Spell Read Write works!! It is fun, the kids don't realize they are learning with the fun games and songs provided in the curriculum.
Kathleen S on Dec 13, 2016
I chose this item because I have used the entire program before and knows that it is probably the best phonics program that actually works with children with various learning styles.
Shirley A J on Nov 20, 2016
Love this curriculum for my grandkids. I used it to teach 6 out of 7 of my children to read! The first one learned at public school before I figured out home schooling was the way to go!!!
SHERI T on Aug 15, 2016
I have used the old black and white version of this book, and now I want to use the new colored version for boys.
Susan A on Aug 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
Consumable book
David H on Jul 28, 2016
A little sad that this will be the last time I order this book as I have used this program with all six of my children. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Vanessa G on May 31, 2016
My mother used this curriculum to teach her 8 children to read, so it was easy for me to choose it; it was already familiar, and it obviously works well--we were all bookworms!
Anna B on Apr 18, 2016
Sing, Spell, Read and Write teaches children to read in a fun and logical manner that is enjoyable for both the child and the teacher!! It groups phonics rules together in a logical manner that makes sense, and therefore is easy to remember! The songs are catchy and stick with you as well!!
Brandi F on Apr 7, 2016
Needed to fill in my curriculum I purchased
Meredith H on Aug 6, 2019
I purchased the used curriculum Sing, Spell, Read, and Write but needed the student workbooks.
Kelsey R on Jul 25, 2019
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Used in the past with my now-grown adult children;
Using it again with my younger ones. Love it!!
August 20, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Great way to learn
I love this product, it is the same course my mom used to teach me and I am now using it with my kids. It has helped solidify their reading journey and they love the fun activities and songs.
April 9, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I love this book to teach English
I love this program, because it goes step by step building concept by concept. I have used it to teach my 3 kids and my nephew to read. I had no idea where to start and I'm so glad a friend recommended Sing Spell. I am now using this workbook to help some adult friends who are learning English. I have had to modify it a little since they have a limited vocabulary, but they are laughing with the songs and I am again grateful for the steps to guide my teaching.
October 14, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Easy to use
I've used this product to teach my first child to read, will be using it soon with my second, and probably will happily use it for every child I have! My mother used the Sing, Spell, Read & Write curriculum to teach myself and my 7 siblings to read, so it has definitely stood the test of time. I liked how grammar and spelling are mixed in naturally with the reading and writing.
May 19, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great book
Very easy to use. My oldest daughter used this book and it was great for her so now I'm using it for my two younger daughters.
November 4, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Excellent!
Love this curriculum. It makes learning fun for my kids. I use it for Kindergarten and my ambitious 4-year-old is already reading!
November 3, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago

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