Sing, Spell, Read, and Write Assessment Book Homeschool Edition

Sing, Spell, Read, and Write Assessment Book Homeschool Edition

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Item #: 006487
ISBN: 9781567045369
Grades: PK-3

Product Description:

Includes assessments for each of the storybook readers and three achievement tests.

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
3
ISBN
9781567045369
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 have used this curriculum with great success with my 4 older children. I am now using it with my 5 year old.
Tracey Z on Oct 1, 2019
previously owed curriculum. Worked really well in teaching and assessing my homeschooled children.
Lissette A on May 30, 2019
I have used this curriculum with great success with my 4 older children. I am now using it with my 5 year old.
Tracey Z on Oct 1, 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
previously owed curriculum. Worked really well in teaching and assessing my homeschooled children.
Lissette A on May 30, 2019
For my child school
Jonathan L on May 16, 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
This is an awesome program that I love teaching.
mary ann j on Nov 5, 2017
I've used this for my two younger children and we loved it.
Yolonda V. on Oct 9, 2017
Sing Spell Read write is a solid phonics program and helps develop strong independent readers! All of my children enjoy reading for fun!!!
Kathleen S on Sep 8, 2017
Need for curriculum.
Stephanie S on Aug 18, 2017
We have taught 10 out of our 12 children to read so far using sing spell read and write. We really enjoy the program and the musical approach.
Suzanne B on Apr 29, 2017
My oldest son learned to read very WELL using this program, so it's time for my 2nd son to learn to read.
Johnnee L on Feb 23, 2017
Have used with success before
Jonathan L on Jan 4, 2017
I have the readers and I wanted to be able to see if my little one is retaining what we have been working on. More for my records and knowledge.
Becky T on Aug 9, 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
This is the consumable books of the curriculum.
David H on Jul 28, 2016
Replace the one I gave away.
Michele B on Mar 23, 2016
Excellent
Tammara R on Jan 2, 2016
Love Sing Spell Read and Write! Replenishing my resources for the next child!
Sarah H on Oct 27, 2015
So, I don't have to make copies for all three of my kids.
Sarah L on Sep 24, 2015
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
For my child school
Jonathan L on May 16, 2019
Is this consumable or can be used for all students? Is it reproducible?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Assessment book is consumable.
Are all the 4 workbooks & assessment book consumable for the K/Level 1 combo? Just wanting to be sure what the overall investment would be before buying program.
A shopper on Jul 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are all consumable workbooks. If purchasing extra workbooks for multiple children and you plan to take them through the Kindergarten level books, it's been my experience to not need the 3rd workbook (Off We Go). My children were able to go through "All Aboard" & "On Track" and then immediately go into the "Raceway Book". I think the "Off We Go" book is if you were wanting to start in 1st grade without using the Kindergarten books. So far, we taught 3 kiddos to read using this program & have had no problems.
Can anyone tell me the contents of Storybook 9. Are the stories the same in the latest addition? I am interested in the raceway assessment book to quiz and I have the books but want to know if the assessment book matches older editions.
tc c on Oct 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use the new Raceway Book workbook & Assessment Book with an old 70's version of the storybook readers that I purchased used & everything has corresponded just fine for us.
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Wonderful 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
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