Excellence in Spelling Phonetic Zoo Level A Complete Set

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Item #: 013352
ISBN: 9781623410209
Grades: 4-8

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Publisher: Institute for Excellence in Writing

Category Description for Excellence in Spelling: Phonetic Zoo

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Wonderful for later elementary age students!
We are enjoying Phonetic Zoo from IEW. It is a great resource for a student ready for a small amount of independent work & responsibility. It is a very sound program and teaches/reinforces the rules of phonics. The word lists are very challenging, but the student is well equipped to handle the lists by the teaching method of the program. The placement test was very helpful and if the results of the placement test are followed, you will choose the correct level of the program. We love curriculum from IEW, so this was a natural addition for our homeschool.
December 9, 2016
over 2 years ago
Extremely well laid out
We are not the best of spellers in this house. My kids have not learned very well how to study to master a subject well, until now! This program is excellent, makes a lot of sense, and best of all my children are learning to spell!!!!! I do have to say there have been some tears because they don't like the repetition, they are learning that repetition is the key to knowing how to spell each word correctly without even having to think about all the rules. Defiantly recommend this product.
October 9, 2016
over 2 years ago
We have tried numerous spelling programs never having any success My ds has a difficulty hearing letter sounds and is a terrible speller He is also very dependent on me--wants me to be at his side constantly during school He's 12 years old My daughter is more independent but hates spelling Phonetic Zoo is the first program that works for all of us I think hearing the words through the headphones has really helped my son He's also becoming much more independent which make us both proud My 9 yo dd enjoys the challenge of making 100's 2 days in a row She's so caught up with that she's forgotten that she hates spelling! This program has been an asset to our family and I expect will be work through level C I'm glad we've finally found a program we can stick with
March 23, 2009
I�ll be honest here: I hate spelling I didn�t like it as a child and I don�t enjoy it any more as an adult Because of that spelling instruction is always the last item of the day � if I force myself to make time for it However another quality product from the Institute for Excellence in Writing has made this homeschool mom�s job a bit easierThe only input from me is to give out pats on the back and offer up words for the personal spelling list (These occur every five lessons and include words that either were troublesome when doing the previous lessons or from a student�s compositions) My auditory son received the most bang for the buck as he is constantly wired up to headphones anyway but all have improved their spelling skills It is expensive but can be reused for every child in the family With four children sharing the cost of the CD�s it figures to about $2500 per child Compared to purchasing a new workbook test book teacher�s edition etc every year for each child I�m saving a bundle The best part is that since mom and her dislike of spelling doesn�t slow them down they are completely independent
February 28, 2008
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I have a 10 year old who is struggling to get interested in reading. I believe this spelling program will help him progress.
Roger L on Aug 14, 2019
Shannon L on Jul 9, 2019
I have a 10 year old who is struggling to get interested in reading. I believe this spelling program will help him progress.
Roger L on Aug 14, 2019
Read many good reviews about this program by IEW
Dawn H on Aug 7, 2019
Shannon L on Jul 9, 2019
This curriculum came highly recommended by a friend.
Kara C on Jun 26, 2019
Free shipping as opposed to $9.00 shipping on IEW website.
Rebekah K on Oct 1, 2018
I have several friends who have switched to this so we are giving it a try!
Julia M on Aug 11, 2018
Have heard good things about it and wanted to try it. I like that it is not teacher intensive.
User on Jul 6, 2018
I have a speller who has been having troubles with recall. After reading up on Phonetic zoo this looked like the best option for her.
Paige P on Dec 29, 2017
looking forward to working on this with my 4th and 5th grader
Melinda M on Dec 14, 2017
If you have already completed several levels of All About Spelling with your student and/or you have a student who is naturally a pretty good speller, this program works just fine. It is nice as it requires very little teacher involvement.
Jennifer P on Oct 18, 2017
I chose this book to help my daughter with a learning disability in reading. She has difficulty spelling words.
Maria A on Aug 29, 2017
Same as above.
Nicky B on Aug 8, 2017
I work with St. Thomas Aquinas Academy and they recommended it.
Barbara V on Jun 16, 2017
It is an independent curriculum. It has the rules and word lists, plus they have to take the test until all words are correct.
Sonia M on Jun 16, 2017
Even though I loved my current program, it wasn't getting done. I realized I needed one that allowed my son to work more independently, as I gotten busier with work. I use Fix It Grammar, and really love it. My son loves it, too. So, I figured if this was an IEW's product, it had to be good, too. I also researched reviews, and most agree this one is an excellent choice for independent work.
Patricia on Apr 15, 2017
It was recommended to me by another home school mom.
Amanda H on Mar 30, 2017
son needs to become a better speller
Donna T on Mar 16, 2017
This was recommended by a friend. I am in need of a more student-driven spelling curriculum as we just don't consistently get to the teacher driven curriculum I had chosen. Also, I'm hoping the audio aspect will help my spelling-challenged learner.
Carolyn B on Jan 20, 2017
We been using Spelling Plus/Dictation. While it's nice, it just wasn't enough review for my son. I need something more independent based.
Danny M on Jan 8, 2017
I bought this program because it is super easy for me to administer to multiple children. About once a week I need to present new info to them, and after that the audio leads them through the daily drills. Yay!
Amy K on Sep 9, 2016
I've heard it's a good program for the auditory learner.
Jennifer S on Sep 1, 2016
Interested in having an independent spelling program.
Melissa G on Aug 30, 2016
Daughter is a strong auditory learner and has difficulty with phonics & spelling.
Sarah P on Aug 9, 2016
The site Institute for Excellence in Writing had the item on back order and other sites that had the item charged shipping.
Tiffany S on Feb 4, 2016
Veritas Press recommends.....nuff said :-)
Marsha G on Dec 17, 2015
Read many good reviews about this program by IEW
Dawn H on Aug 7, 2019
This curriculum came highly recommended by a friend.
Kara C on Jun 26, 2019
How many weeks does it take to complete level A?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: How long it takes to complete each level is dependent on the student. The student stays on one lesson until they can score 100% two days in a row. So the student could be on one lesson for 2 days or 5 days (for example). So it’s hard to say overall how long it would take to complete each level.....
can multiple children use the same program?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, multiple children can use the same program. You can use a notebook for each child to write their personal spelling list (words that children have spelled incorrectly on papers they have written or missed on a test) instead of using the card provided for personal spelling list. This is the only piece in the kit that would would need altering in order to share.
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