Veritas Phonics Combo Homeschool Kit

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Item #: 016187
ISBN: 9781930710597
Grades: K-1
Author: Marlin Detweiler; Laurie Detweiler; Diane Coleman; Ned Bustard; Emily Fischer; Eric Vanderhoof

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Publisher: Veritas Press
Pub. Date: 2000
Binding: Perfect
Language: English
Audience: Elementary/High School

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<p>I have been very pleased with the Veritas Phonics program We initially began the Kindergarten program when my daughter was four but due to moving from one state to another we set it aside She is now 6 and we are just finishing the Kindergarten level and are beginning the First Grade My daughter loves it</p>
November 10, 2011
<p>Although highly recommended by several sources I was disappointed in this program I did like the way art is incorporated with phonics however I would not consider the readers to be "moral" or "solid" They are stimulating to look at but many are void of Christian ideology The program authors mention that we are to learn to read in order to read God's word But the very first kindergarten reader is about a false god It would have been just as easy to make the first reader about the True God I didn't think false gods were appropriate study material for 4-6 year olds even though the authors explain why they chose mythology for the first kindergarten reader on its back cover</p>
October 25, 2010
<p>My son has been using this program for both K and 1st grade It is very easy to use with almost no prep time I appreciate the worksheet pictures in the teachers manual The readers are too long for a beginning reader but we get around that by using a round robin with my older son and myself participating The art pages have been handy because I think art is important but seldom have time to prepare a project The worksheets are interesting and my son loves using them When I think he needs more I supplement with Explode the Code worksheets and other materials There is a lot to like about this program so we're sticking with it</p>
February 12, 2009
<p>I am currently using this with my 4 and 6 year olds (K & 1 respectively) I really like it My 6 year old already reads very well so I think most of it is review of stuff he has just figured out on his own but it helps with spelling to really know the phonics sounds The prep time is minimal and the kids really enjoy the variety I love the materials They are beautiful and in addition to phonics the kids really do learn art appreciation My four year old is doing great with the K level She is even able to do the handwriting because of the way they form the letters - like mazes It minimizes frustration and really teaches her the correct letter formation earlier than I think her fine motor skill would allow with tracing or merely copying letters Easy to use beautiful to look at and thorough-- highly recommended!</p>
October 9, 2006
<p>This program came highly recommended by some moms in my support group but it just didn't work for us The readers are nicely illustrated and well-written but they are just too long and the print is too small My son was overwhelmed by the length of the reader even though he was not required to read the entire book in one sitting For example the second Kindergarten reader A Pet for Pat contains 244 words! My children enjoy listening to the CD and my preschooler loves to color the blackline art pages but overall I would not recommend this</p>
July 22, 2005
<p>I feel that Rainbow's recommendation for the Veritas Press Phonics program is an over-inflation of its real worth I have had my kindergartner and first grader working through the program this year First of all based on the content of this program I can only very loosely classify it as Christian and providing "solid moral readers" From the book on jazz to exposing my children to Greek mythology as well as the weird (for lack of a better word) illustrations I have not been pleased with the readers There is one exception in all of the books we have covered so far Lexi's Hope which is part of the first grade curriculum </p><p>Second of all the curriculum is very simplistic and perhaps geared toward a slow learner or young K or 1st grade student My child in 1st grade who used a different curriculum last year has gotten to lesson 87 and only learned three things that she didn't already learn last year I believe that unless the student has already done the Veritas K program the 1st grade program is a waste of time and money</p> <p>Finally the teacher manuals are not designed as well as they could be For example a word list is introduced in one lesson and then five lessons later you have to flip back to find the word list It would be easier to correct and go over work if the answers were alongside the lessons (When you are working with multiple children these things make a big difference)</p><p>Overall the idea of this phonics program is neat but I feel it is very poorly executed</p>
February 1, 2005
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phonics curriculum for homeschooling
Ann F on Jun 10, 2017
Recommended by my sister who used this program with her four children.
Shem A on Mar 10, 2017
phonics curriculum for homeschooling
Ann F on Jun 10, 2017
love this program
Shannon M on Mar 22, 2017
Recommended by my sister who used this program with her four children.
Shem A on Mar 10, 2017
love this program
Shannon M on Mar 22, 2017
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