Sing, Spell, Read & Write Level 2 (Grand Tour) Storybook Readers (17 Titles)

Sing, Spell, Read & Write Level 2 (Grand Tour) Storybook Readers (17 Titles)

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Item #: 007543
ISBN: 9781567047424
Grades: 2-3

Product Description:

This set of readers was made to be used with Sing, Spell, Read & Write for Grade 2 called The Grand Tour. The older SSRW is now out-of-print, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use this set of books for reading practice! Go over the short list of vocabulary words at the front of each reader, then off you go. The stories have various topics and each one is illustrated in a way that looks like a child was the artist. This level is perfect for a student who is not quite ready for chapter books, but they are close! In each book you learn about a new state. The readers have about 30-40 colorful pages each. That’s a lot of practice! ~Sara

Publisher Description:

Continue your child's Sing, Spell, Read, and Write Level 2 tour with this set of storybooks that brings your child to Mexico and Canada! 17 storybooks have two stories in each book; flip the book around for the second story. Each story focuses on a different state. These Level 3 books are designed to be used with Level 2 materials.

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.


Primary Subject
Phonics
Grade Start
2
Grade End
3
ISBN
9781567047424
Format
Other
Brand Name
Pearson Education
Weight
2.2 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.25" x 5.5" x 1.88"
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because we have the K version and feel it does a good job!
Becca M on Jan 26, 2022
My mom taught me and my siblings to read with Sing, Spell, Read & Write. I can still remember the songs and games used in the program as an adult. And now that I am homeschooling my kids, I still haven't found a program that I like better! My son just finished Kindergarten and can read simple books with short vowels sounds all by himself. I am so saddened and distressed that this program is becoming increasingly difficult to find!!!
Emily W on Jun 23, 2021
because we have the K version and feel it does a good job!
Becca M on Jan 26, 2022
3rd grader wants more confridence in spelling
Sabryna H on Sep 29, 2021
My mom taught me and my siblings to read with Sing, Spell, Read & Write. I can still remember the songs and games used in the program as an adult. And now that I am homeschooling my kids, I still haven't found a program that I like better! My son just finished Kindergarten and can read simple books with short vowels sounds all by himself. I am so saddened and distressed that this program is becoming increasingly difficult to find!!!
Emily W on Jun 23, 2021
To go with my Level 2 Curriculum.
Bridgette R on Mar 18, 2021
I have been using level 1 and I really enjoy it.
Katherine N on Apr 19, 2020
Same as above.
Alicia H on Jun 27, 2019
3rd grader wants more confridence in spelling
Sabryna H on Sep 29, 2021
To go with my Level 2 Curriculum.
Bridgette R on Mar 18, 2021
what is the recommended age for this set?
A shopper on Jan 30, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I would say 7 to 8 years old. I probably would not recommend this set though. It doesn't dovetail with level 2 of the SSRW program (like the books do with Level 1). I would up buying some other books that were a bit more fun to read (Boxcar Kids). This entire set is about states. Interesting at times, but not fun or silly like Level 1.
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