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  • Item #: PKWKID
    Retail: $107.46
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    This kit contains the following items:
  • Item #: SSRWCK
    Retail: $340.71
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    The Combo kit includes all Level 1 components plus Instructor's Directions for Kindergarten, two consumable student worktexts, and a set of six phonetic storybook readers. The student worktexts are totally revised, even down to the theme and names. With a train theme, the All Aboard and On Track workbooks teach alike and different, classification, completing a pattern, tracing, following directions, reading readiness skills, letter recognition, letter sounds, manuscript writing, word blending, vocabulary, beginning reading, comprehension, spelling, listening, and speaking. On Track also includes ten tear-out, color, and read storybooks. The six phonetic storybook readers are correlated to the instruction, reinforcing the phonics, reading, and writing skills taught. One colorful reader covers each short vowel, plus a sixth reader with combined short vowel words. Student materials are also available separately for teaching more than one student with the program. For parents who did not purchase the Combo kit initially, the Instructor's Directions for Kindergarten is not available separately; however, the publisher says that you should not need it. Read on for a full description of the Level 1 kit. We are again able to offer the workbooks and readers for the Sing, Spell, Read & Write kits; see below for Kindergarten components.

  • Item #: 006425
    ISBN: 9781567046670
    Retail: $22.97
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  • Item #: 006404
    ISBN: 9781567046038
    Retail: $16.47
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  • Item #: 006415
    ISBN: 9781567046045
    Retail: $10.97
    Rainbow Price: $9.45
  • Item #: 006423
    ISBN: 9781567046144
    Retail: $51.47
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  • Item #: SSRWL1
    Retail: $262.71
    Rainbow Price: $225.95

    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 unquestionably contagious - children will sing and 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 teacher training videos included in the set will greatly 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).

    thick, four-color workbooks include grammar and creative writing

    phonics songs are contained in both cassette and CD formats

    The two workbooks and the assessment book included in the set are the only consumables in the program. Replacements must be ordered from the publisher.

    To be honest, we have just a few quibbles :

    1. Some of the tapes/voices 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!

    2. The "prizes" included are...well...rather cheesy at best and who needs 4 or 5 yo- yos, several plastic magnifiers, multiple thin plastic bracelets, and numerous plastic sack puppets? When using with one child, one of each would do nicely. To alleviate this, see our special offer below.



  • Item #: 006410
    ISBN: 9781567045048
    Retail: $10.97
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  • Item #: 006444
    ISBN: 9781567045055
    Retail: $16.47
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  • Item #: 006424
    ISBN: 9781567045079
    Retail: $128.97
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  • Item #: 006487
    ISBN: 9781567045369
    Retail: $9.47
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    Includes assessments for each of the storybook readers and three achievement tests.

  • Item #: 010713
    ISBN: 9781567047370
    Retail: $54.97
    Rainbow Price: $44.95

    If you have used and liked Sing, Spell, Read & Write Level 1, here's the next step for you. Along with reviewing the phonics skills learned in Level 1, this program also integrates vocabulary, spelling, reading comprehension, grammar, proofreading, handwriting (manuscript and cursive) and reference skills. This level uses the phonics CD from the level 1 program; there are no CDs in this set. The Level 1 audio CD can be ordered separately if you didn't use the Level 1 program (see Level 1 materials). This is the kit for individual tutoring and it contains Grand Tour workbooks I and II, answer keys for each workbook, teacher's manual for cursive writing, a dry erase marker, and a miniature dry marker eraser. This program is easy to use, and there aren't a lot of cluttered plans to follow. Directions for everything except the handwriting are printed right in the student books, which are colorful and kid appealing. These consumable books are divided into 18 chapters each. Grand Tour I covers in order a short vowel review; two-vowel words; silent e words, 'c' as 's' words; 'āy,' 'y' as 'ī,' 'ge,' 'gi,' 'gy' as soft g and 'y' as 'ē;' 'ed' = 't' and 'ed' = 'd;' 'ed' says 'ed', silent e, double last consonant before adding a suffix; 'or' words; 'sh' and 'ch' words; 'er,' 'ir,' 'ur' words; 'th' & 'tch' words; 'ow,' 'ou,' and 'ew' words; 'qu' & 'wh' words; and 'ar' words. Grand Tour II includes: 'aw' and 'au;' 'ing,' 'ang,' 'ong,' 'ung,' 'oy' and 'oi;' 'ōō;' 'tion;' silent 'gh' words; 'ar' = 'or' and 'dge' = 'j;' 'ue,' 'x' = 'cks,' 'ie'='ē,' 'eā' = 'ā;' 'ea' = 'ĕ,' 'ear' = 'er,' changing 'f' to 'ves;' long 'I' & 'o,' 'u' = 'ŏŏ,' 'air;' 'ui' = 'ōō,' 'or' = 'er;' contractions, 'āre' = 'air,' 'a' = 'ŏ;' 'c' as 's,' silent 'w;' silent 'k' & 'l;' silent 'b,' 'g' and 'h;' silent 't,' 'qu' = 'k,' 'ph' = 'f;' 'ch' = 'k,' 'ss' = 'sh;' rule breakers & whacky words, 'ch' = 'sh,' 'ous;' and multi-syllable words. Lessons include a spelling and phonics rule, and a section on language arts skills. The concepts are accompanied by plenty of practice, which includes fill-in the blank, word scrambles, word searches, crosswords, proofreading, etc. There is no shortage of spelling words in this program. Word lists are printed on all of the pages except handwriting practice and proofreading pages. There are over 1400 spelling words in the level 2 program!

    The answer keys are black and white. They are small format student pages (4 per page) with the answers filled in.

    Block manuscript is practiced in Grand Tour I. Letters are presented and practiced in ABC order. The teacher's instructions are scripted so there is no room for error when teaching handwriting. Cursive is introduced and practiced in Grand Tour II. The back of each workbook has a high gloss finish and can be written on with the dry erase marker for practice. There are also handwriting practice pages in the lessons. This Homeschool edition of the program does a "grand" job of teaching the basics for spelling, reading and writing. Each workbook is 176 pages and is not reproducible. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 050506
    ISBN: 9781567046328
    Retail: $32.47
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  • Item #: 050507
    ISBN: 9780765231918
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $1.25
  • Item #: 029774
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $298.00

    Teaching language arts has never been so fun and easy! Watch your student’s eyes light up with understanding… English does make sense. With The Phonics Road, your student will learn to spell and write as well as they read.

    Combining seven (7) language arts skills in one program?! YES!

    Complete video teacher training through every word, rule, and lesson? YES!

    Everything you need already included? YES!

    Easy to learn/Easy to teach? YES!!

    Something for every student’s learning style? YES!

    Extra help and resources for our teachers? YES!

    Help stop/reverse Dyslexia? YES!

    Homeschool Friendly? YES!

    Charter/Flex School Friendly? YES!

    School Friendly? YES!

    There are four levels in The Phonics Road system. Each new level builds upon the skills learned in previous levels. This allows students starting with any skill level to become great spellers, writers and readers – FAST!

    This method creates greater results, in a shorter time span and with less homework.

    The Phonics Road Level Four is designed to follow Level Three. This level completes the skills your students have been building in The Phonics Road and includes all 7 language arts skills: Spelling, Handwriting, Reading, English Grammar, Composition, and Literature Studies with an Introduction to Latin while incorporating Music, Art, and History. As the teacher, you are guided step by step in how to finish teaching all these skills seamlessly, with ease and confidence.

    In Level Four, we have produced and provide twenty-two (22) hours of explicit teacher training via our video/text. This is the core of the curriculum and allows even a new teacher to begin teaching this method and level with very little preparation time needed. You also receive the physical pieces for both teacher and student. This includes the Teacher’s Blueprint Manual, with Literature Study Guide, and the Student Workbook, Student Literature Study and the book Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham.

    It’s still as easy as 1-2-3…

  • 1) The Teacher watches the video/text for the week’s lesson (averages about 30-45 minutes per week) …
  • 2) …and using the completed Teachers Blueprints provided, takes any notes needed for that day.
  • 3) Follow exactly what was modeled on the video and begin with your students.
  • The magic of this method continues through the interaction between teacher and students, building advanced reasoning and thinking skills. Each student will continue to learn with their natural learning-style (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) while mastering the others. This continues to create success for both the teacher and the students!

    “I wish Barbara had been my grammar teacher. I feel like I'm learning alongside my student. There are many things in The Phonics Road programs that were never explained to me as a student.” – Emma M.

    “Even with my PhD, I realized just looking at the knowledge I have gained, and the ability to read, decode, spell, and memory my students have gained, this program is without peers when it comes to English Language Arts for the Elementary age.” - Phil D.

  • Item #: 041678
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $288.00

    Level One

    Teaching language arts has never been so fun and easy! Watch your student’s eyes light up with understanding… English does make sense. With The Phonics Road, your student will learn to spell and write as well as they read.

    Combining seven (7) language arts skills in one program?! YES!

    Complete video teacher training through every word, rule, and lesson? YES!

    Everything you need already included? YES!

    Easy to learn/Easy to teach? YES!!

    Something for every student’s learning style? YES!

    Extra help and resources for our teachers? YES!

    Help stop/reverse Dyslexia? YES!

    Homeschool Friendly? YES!

    Charter/Flex School Friendly? YES!

    School Friendly? YES!

    There are four levels in The Phonics Road system. Each new level builds upon the skills learned in previous levels. This allows students starting with any skill level to become great spellers, writers and readers – FAST!

    This method creates greater results, in a shorter time span and with less homework.

    Level One sets the foundations for 5 of 7 language arts skills: Spelling, Handwriting, Reading, English Grammar and Composition, incorporating Music, Art, and History. As the teacher, you are guided step by step in how to teach all these skills seamlessly, with ease and confidence.

    Level One is designed to begin with students between 5-7 years old. Students between 2nd – 4th grade would also begin here, but learn at a faster pace.

    In Level One, we have produced and provide twenty-three (23) hours of explicit teacher training via our video/text. This is the core of the curriculum and allows even a new teacher to begin teaching this method with very little preparation time needed. You also receive the physical pieces for both teacher and students. This includes the Teacher’s Blueprint (manual), Teacher’s Drill Cards, and Student Workbook, Student Tool Cards, 20 First Readers, and Practice Clipboard with Wet Erase Pen. Rule Tunes for this Level sung for you on the teacher’s video/text and are also available separately.

    Implementing The Phonics Road is as easy as 1-2-3…

    1. 1) The Teacher views the video-text for the day’s lesson (averages about 5-6 minutes) …
    2. 2) …and using the completed Teachers Blueprints provided, takes any notes needed for that day.
    3. 3) Follow exactly what was modeled on the video and begin with your students.

    The magic of this method comes in the interaction between teacher and students, building reasoning and thinking skills from the very beginning. Also, each student can learn with their natural learning-style (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) while practicing the others. This creates success for both the teacher and the students!

    Throughout each level, sounds and words are taught from the most common to least common. Students have ample opportunity to create long term memory by recalling information that was previously taught when they come to the next word in the list to which that rule applies. We do not teach a rule and then a list of words that apply to that rule. Our process encourages students to think and reason through the information, rather than just memorize it.

    “By week 18, my son is in love with spelling and reading. Just 18 weeks prior, he would cry if we mentioned either. The joy on his face after he reads a sentence is priceless. He reads to his older siblings and they share in his joy. He recently informed us that he used to feel ashamed of himself because he couldn't read, but now he knows he’s not just ‘math smart’. This product is worth every penny and much, much more.” -Mandy A.

    “The Phonics Road has filled in all the gaps, answered all my questions and has given me the confidence I need to continue teaching. The Phonics Road is all I need. It always bothered me that almost all the curriculum I previewed teaches reading, spelling, writing and phonics separately. I am so thankful that I found The Phonics Road!” -Secily W.

    (Publisher Description)
  • Item #: 041680
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $288.00

    Teaching language arts has never been so fun and easy! Watch your student’s eyes light up with understanding… English does make sense. With The Phonics Road, your student will learn to spell and write as well as they read.

  • Combining seven (7) language arts skills in one program?! YES!
  • Complete video teacher training through every word, rule, and lesson? YES!
  • Everything you need already included? YES!
  • Easy to learn/Easy to teach? YES!!
  • Something for every student’s learning style? YES!
  • Extra help and resources for our teachers? YES!
  • Help stop/reverse Dyslexia? YES!
  • Homeschool Friendly? YES!
  • Charter/Flex School Friendly? YES!
  • School Friendly? YES!
  • There are four levels in The Phonics Road system. Each new level builds upon the skills learned in previous levels. This allows students starting with any skill level to become great spellers, writers and readers – FAST!

    This method creates greater results, in a shorter time span and with less homework.

    The Phonics Road Level Two is designed to follow Level One. This level will add to the skills your students began building in Level One and includes 6 of 7 language arts subjects: Spelling, Handwriting, Reading, English Grammar, Composition, and Literature Studies while incorporating Music, Art, and History. As the teacher, you are guided step by step in how to teach all these skills seamlessly, with ease and confidence.

    Level Two is designed to begin only after completing Level One. Students between 3rd – 4th grade would also complete this level at a faster-than-average pace before continuing to Level Three.

    In Level Two, we have produced and provide twenty (20) hours of explicit teacher training via our video/text. You also receive the physical pieces for both teacher and student. This includes the Teacher’s Blueprints (manual), with Literature Study Guide, and the Student Workbook, Student Literature Study, and the book Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingles Wilder.

    The literature studies for each year were chosen for their appeal to both boys and girls. Activities for each study are based on the content of each story… for this year these include seasons, wild animals, historical settings, and more! The literature studies provided are not intended to be the only reading material for the year. Be sure to provide plenty of additional reading options for your students over the coming years. We recommend that they read between 2-4 grade level books per month during the school year. And summer reading programs are always encouraged!!!

    It’s still as easy as 1-2-3…

  • 1) The Teacher views the video/text for the week’s lesson (averages about 30-45 minutes per week) …
  • 2) …and using the completed Teachers Blueprints provided, takes any notes needed for that day.
  • 3) Follow exactly what was modeled on the video and begin with your students.
  • The magic of this method continues through the interaction between teacher and students, building reasoning and thinking skills. Each student will continue to learn with their natural learning-style (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) while practicing the others. This continues to create success for both the teacher and the students!

    “My 3rd-grader has gone from not being able to spell simple words to being able to write a sentence dictated to him such as, “Some fish live in lakes and rivers.” He got the entire sentence spelled correctly with punctuation correct with no help from me! This is huge for him and me!” -Alison W

    “We “quick-started” through Level One in May and we finished it with my 2nd- and 3rd-graders in November. I have seen so much improvement in their spelling and their ability to write. We are now doing Level Two and enjoying it immensely. I am a big fan of this program and even wrote a review of it for my homeschool group.” -Jaime J.

    (Publisher Description)
  • Item #: 041682
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $288.00

    Teaching language arts has never been so fun and easy! Watch your student’s eyes light up with understanding… English does make sense. With The Phonics Road, your student will learn to spell and write as well as they read.

    Combining seven (7) language arts skills in one program?! YES!

    Complete video teacher training through every word, rule, and lesson? YES!

    Everything you need already included? YES!

    Easy to learn/Easy to teach? YES!!

    Something for every student’s learning style? YES!

    Extra help and resources for our teachers? YES!

    Help stop/reverse Dyslexia? YES!

    Homeschool Friendly? YES!

    Charter/Flex School Friendly? YES!

    School Friendly? YES!

    There are four levels in The Phonics Road system. Each new level builds upon the skills learned in previous levels. This allows students starting with any skill level to become great spellers, writers and readers – FAST!

    This method creates greater results, in a shorter time span and with less homework.

    The Phonics Road Level Three is designed to follow Level Two. This level continues to add to the skills your students began building in previous levels and includes all 7 language arts skills: Spelling, Handwriting, Reading, English Grammar, Composition, and Literature Studies with an Introduction to Latin while incorporating Music, Art, and History. As the teacher, you are guided step by step in how to teach all these skills seamlessly, with ease and confidence.

    By the time students reach Level Three we recommend that teachers use the full school year to complete it at its intended pace.

    In Level Three, we have produced and provide twenty-one (21) hours of explicit teacher training via our video/text. This is the core of the curriculum and allows even a new teacher to begin teaching this method and level with very little preparation time needed. You also receive the physical pieces for both teacher and student. This includes the Teacher’s Blueprints (manual), with Literature Study Guides, Irregular Verb Memory Game, and the Student Workbook, Student’s Designing Cards, Student Literature Workbooks with the books Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin and Robert Fulton, Boy Craftsman, by Marguerite Henry.

    It’s still as easy as 1-2-3…

  • 1) The Teacher views the video/text for the week’s lesson (averages about 30-45 minutes per week) …
  • 2) …and using the completed Teachers Blueprints provided, takes any notes needed for that day.
  • 3) Follow exactly what was modeled on the video and begin with your students.
  • The magic of this method continues through the interaction between teacher and students, building reasoning and thinking skills. Each student will continue to learn with their natural learning-style (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) while strengthening the others. This continues to create success for both the teacher and the students!

    “I am so grateful to you for putting this information in a format that I can use. I wish every child could be taught English this way! …I wish there were a way to convince everyone to pay the price to get this program. I know from first-hand experience and much research that teaching this method from the very beginning will prevent so many learning disorders later on. Someday I would like to use this method to tutor children who are having difficulty reading.” - Lori R.

    “Our kids have been tested [via the standardized testing] and, at 2nd and 3rd grade, are at mid-fourth and fifth grade reading levels, respectively. After abandoning many other “intensive phonics” programs, I am so glad I chose The Phonics Road… it really works!” -Matt S.

    (Publisher Description)
  • Item #: 043358
    ISBN: 9780967634906
    Retail: $79.00
    Rainbow Price: $69.95

    While it may sound ambitious to think your child can learn letter sounds, letter recognition, blending sounds, reading, writing, spelling and typing all in one program, this well-produced and engaging software may help them do just that. It is made up of two CD-ROMs: Read, Write & Type! and Spaceship Challenge. Read, Write & Type! is the core of the program and provides the instruction, while Spaceship Challenge provides assessment. There are 40 lessons in Read, Write & Type! with a new letter or sound introduced in each one until children have learned the basic 40 speech sounds in English. These sounds include 21 which are represented by one consonant, 5 represented by two consonants (sh, th, ch, wh, and ng), the short and long sounds of each vowel, and then "oo" as in both "look" and "tool," "ou" as in "loud," and "aw" as in "hawk." The lessons are grouped into levels where four letters or sounds are learned at each level. If you follow the plan provided, children will complete one level in Read, Write & Type! before they switch to Spaceship Challenge for testing on what they've learned (starting after Level 2). The lessons are based around games, so learning is a fun and interactive experience. When you begin the program, the user can view the introduction to learn the back-story and be introduced to the characters (or storytellers). Most of the time the screen you will see includes a keyboard with keys divided under right and left "houses" and two little hands in the corners. The player also sees that each of the letters (and corresponding storyteller) "live" in a key shown on the animated keyboard. Above the keyboard, the scene changes as the user plays different games. In the introduction Vexor, a nasty virus, comes to town and steals all the letters from the animated keyboard. It's up to the player and the two talking hands to work together to win all of the letters back. As the player begins each round, they see which letter Vexor will offer to give back, pending the player's performance on the games. The player is instructed on how to type that letter on the keyboard, and the sound of the letter is pronounced (letters found on the left-hand side of the keyboard within easy reach are the first to be introduced). The player then plays a series of games with Vexor to try and win the letter. These are based heavily on sound and ask the child to associate the sound with a picture and determine if the sound is made when saying the name of the object in the picture. Different games test the player's ability to identify the sound at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of words. Players are constantly encouraged to say the name of the pictures or the sounds of the letters out loud as they type to engage their eyes, ears, mouths and fingers to learn the letters and sounds. After they play the letter/sound games with Vexor, they must help the letter's storyteller get to the Story Tree by typing the letters they hear pronounced by an animated mouth. At the Story Tree, the mouth again pronounces the sounds of letters, and later words and simple sentences, as they type to complete the story. The games are different in Spaceship Challenge, although the emphasis is still on recognizing sounds and matching to letters. In the Sound Game, a picture shows one of three different monitors, and the player will identify the sound at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of the word pictured. The Reading Game tests reading comprehension by asking the player to match the sentence or word to one of the pictures shown below. In the Spelling Game, a picture is shown and the word is pronounced, and the player is asked to type in the word correctly. If the player completes these tasks at or above the threshold for passing, they move on to the next level in Read, Write & Type! Additional fun reinforcement activities include the Power Fountain game which reinforces typing accuracy and speed, and a simulated e-mail area, where children can type and "send" messages (a selection of stored responses are "sent" in return). The binder that contains the software also includes plenty of help and teaching suggestions for the parent. This includes an overview of the program, a scope and sequence, suggestions for students of different ages/abilities, explanations of the games in the software, a description and suggestions for using the printable materials found on one of the CDs and the supplementary materials included, and a detailed instructional sheet on each letter and sound produced. All in all, this program has some good things going for it. The software is well-produced, not cheesy, and the sounds that are pronounced are clear and easy to understand. Because the emphasis is on learning the sounds, not just letter recognition (players are even asked to type "fffff," not "F"), this aids them in learning to sound out and recognize words later on. The games are fun to play and motivational, and the range of supplementary materials included and available (some on their website) round out the program to include non-computer time. Additionally, children will get plenty of typing practice with no pressure for speed, which gives them a leg up on children who don't learn to type until they are older. While I wouldn't use this in place of a phonics program, it is a meaty supplement that may be best used with a "no-frills" instruction book like How to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, Reading Made Easy or The Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading and/or with phonics workbooks (to reinforce writing skills which are not used as much in the software). This will provide practice they'll want to do! Please note that this is the 2000 edition of the program; the newest version is only available from Talking Fingers as a download.System requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista (but not Windows 7); Macintosh 7.5-9.2 or OS X Classic. - Jess

  • Item #: 042886
    ISBN: 9780761182788
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.95
  • Item #: 000340
    ISBN: 9781880892459
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    Grammar, Diagramming, Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling, Short Story and Research Writing units, Poetry unit. Diane Welch & Susan Simpson, authors. Adapted lesson instructions are included for the revised edition of Star of Light, if you cannot locate the original version.

  • Item #: 064561
    ISBN: 9780789167835
    Retail: $3.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.75
  • Item #: 000342
    ISBN: 9781880892190
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling, Writing Mechanics, Poetry, Creative Writing/Creating Books unit, Newspaper unit, Journal Writing, Research unit. Four book studies within the course include: Boxcar Children, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Ben and Me (recently updated from the previously used Benjamin Franklin Childhood of Famous Americans), and Sign of the Beaver. Debbie Strayer, author.

  • Item #: 000348
    ISBN: 9781880892183
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling, Reading, Cursive Handwriting/Penmanship, and Writing Mechanics. Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, authors.

  • Item #: 000347
    ISBN: 9781880892213
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling, Creative Writing and Research unit, and Literary Analysis. Diane Welch & Susan Simpson, authors.

  • Item #: 025257
    ISBN: 9781616017835
    Retail: $4.49
    Rainbow Price: $3.75
    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Sight words are those words that readers should instantly recognize. They are among a group of high-frequency words that compose 75% of the words that children encounter in text and use in their own writing on a daily basis. Many of these sight words do not follow standard phonics rules or spelling patterns, which makes them difficult for early readers to recognize and sound out. Children just learning to read can build fluency and comprehension skills when they learn to read and write basic sight word vocabulary quickly and automatically. Upon your child's completion of each activity, use the provided incentive chart and stickers to track progress and celebrate your child's success. Whether students need extra practice with grade-level skills or a head start on next year, Stick Kids® Workbooks offer engaging activities, games, and puzzles that help make learning lots of fun. Each 56-page book features full-color activities, a list of the skills, and an explanation of why those skills are important for development. Also included are helpful tips, an answer key, a handy tracking sheet, stickers for acknowledging achievements, and appearances by the lovable Stick Kids! These right-sized (7" x 9") skill practice workbooks are perfect for use at school, or as entertaining activities on the go. Tuck them into a backpack, purse, or travel bag. Great for school breaks, vacations, and year-long practice. SKILLS Sight word recognition Fluent reading and writing of 100 sight words Visual discrimination Vocabulary development Following directions Beginning reading and writing skills HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT LEARNING As each set of four sight words is introduced, write them on index cards for extra and frequent practice with your child. See page 2 for a list of 100 sight words introduced in this book. Have your child build sight words with magnetic letters. Have your child write sight words with chalk or paint them with water on the sidewalk. Keep a Magna Doodle in the car to practice words on the go. Point out sight words in books you read with your child.
  • Item #: 025247
    ISBN: 9781616017941
    Retail: $4.49
    Rainbow Price: $3.75
    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Sight words are those words that readers should instantly recognize. They are among a group of high-frequency words that compose 75% of the words that children encounter in text and use in their own writing on a daily basis. Many of these sight words do not follow standard phonics rules or spelling patterns, which makes them difficult for early readers to recognize and sound out. Children just learning to read can build both fluency and comprehension skills when they learn to read and write basic sight word vocabulary quickly and automatically. Upon your child's completion of each activity, use the provided incentive chart and stickers to track progress and celebrate your child's success. Whether students need extra practice with grade-level skills or a head start on next year, Stick Kids® Workbooks offer engaging activities, games, and puzzles that help make learning lots of fun. Each 56-page book features full-color activities, a list of the skills, and an explanation of why those skills are important for development. Also included are helpful tips, an answer key, a handy tracking sheet, stickers for acknowledging achievements, and appearances by the lovable Stick Kids! These right-sized (7" x 9") skill practice workbooks are perfect for use at school, or as entertaining activities on the go. Tuck them into a backpack, purse, or travel bag. Great for school breaks, vacations, and year-long practice. SKILLS Sight word recognition Reading and writing of 100 sight words Visual discrimination Vocabulary development Following directions Beginning reading and writing skills HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT LEARNING As each set of four sight words is introduced, write them on index cards for extra and frequent practice with your child. See page 2 for a list of 100 sight words introduced in this book. Provide magnetic letters for your child to use in building sight words. Have your child write sight words with chalk or paint them with water on the sidewalk. Keep a Magna Doodle in the car to practice the words. Point out sight words in books you read with your child.
  • Item #: 025317
    ISBN: 9781616017866
    Retail: $4.49
    Rainbow Price: $3.75
    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Sight words are those words that readers should instantly recognize. They are among a group of high frequency words that compose 75% of the words that children encounter in text and use in their own writing on a daily basis. Many of these sight words do not follow standard phonics rules or spelling patterns, which makes them difficult for early readers to recognize and sound out. The word searches in this book will provide your child with repeated exposure to grade-level-appropriate sight words and vocabulary. Research shows that repetition is essential for the brain to learn and recall information. Automatic recognition of these words helps develop reading fluency and build a strong foundation in reading comprehension, an important skill for academic success. In addition, solving word search puzzles provides fun spelling practice. Upon your child's completion of each activity, use the provided incentive chart and stickers to track progress and celebrate your child's success. Whether students need extra practice with grade-level skills or a head start on next year, Stick Kids® Workbooks offer engaging activities, games, and puzzles that help make learning lots of fun. Each 56-page book features full-color activities, a list of the skills, and an explanation of why those skills are important for development. Also included are helpful tips, an answer key, a handy tracking sheet, stickers for acknowledging achievements, and appearances by the lovable Stick Kids! These right-sized (7" x 9") skill practice workbooks are perfect for use at school, or as entertaining activities on the go. Tuck them into a backpack, purse, or travel bag. Great for school breaks, vacations, and year-long practice. SKILLS Sight word recognition and identification Synonyms and antonyms Letter/sound knowledge Vocabulary development HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT LEARNING Have your child read the sight words aloud to you before beginning each page. Draw attention to sight words when reading books with your child. Provide your child with a sight words list to refer to when writing. Use crayons to copy each word in different colors. Support your child in using the following strategies to complete the word searches: Use a finger or the eraser end of a pencil to guide the search for words. Scan back and forth along each row (or up and down each column) to look for the first letter in each word. Cross off the words in the Word Box as they are found.
  • Item #: 051196
    ISBN: 9781937494049
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $20.50

    Freewriting is when you let a student write about a topic (either of their choosing or a prompt) without having to think about sentence structure, spelling, punctuation and other such finicky details. The idea is to get them writing! It sounds simple, right? This format still can make a reluctant writer nervous though. I would call this a book of guided freewriting – which sounds counter-intuitive, but it works! Each of the 10 writing exercises begins with a few short paragraphs for the student to read. The topics in this book are all from ancient Greece: some are about people, others are myths and tales. You are then given a writing suggestion related in some way to what you just read. These are pretty short and open-ended. The actual "assignment" includes bullet points that you should have in your writing. These are pointed questions about the task you were given, dialogue prompts, and then the writer is told to incorporate their 5 senses into their writing. You are supposed to set a timer for 15 minutes and write! Space is provided in this workbook, but there are no lines (perhaps part of the "free" writing). I would write on other paper so I could see the assignment page, rather than flip back and forth. This style of writing can be a stress reliever for a middle or high school age student who is either reluctant to write at all or a student who is a perfectionist. It could really help that kiddo to let their ideas flow! I liked the themes and found them to be things most older kids would have thoughts about, even if they had never heard the stories before. The 10 lessons could be done once a week for a quarter or even daily for 2 weeks as an exercise in letting ideas flow before beginning more structured writing instruction. Includes Christian content. Spiral binding, 59 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 021554
    ISBN: 9780764142604
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    This workbook, formerly titled English the Easy Way is full of examples and review exercises to teach or refresh memory in different areas of English. Although the book was written specifically for adult students who want an all-inclusive self-help program in English, the easy-to-read text and step-by-step explanations and examples make it accessible to much younger students. The book builds upon itself, starting with complete sentences and moving on to different tenses, parts of speech, descriptive words and phrases, linking verbs, word agreement, pronouns, balanced sentences, punctuation, the different formats of different styles of writing, word usage, and much more. A chapter on spelling is included with a large list of commonly misspelled words, as is a chapter on vocabulary with tips on how using more exciting or precise words leads to better writing. Instruction is given in a conversational tone, with plenty of examples of correct English. While describing and giving examples of English concepts in an easy to understand way, the book provides review exercises to practice those skills and actually use the rules being taught. Several small (5-10 questions) practice sections are included in each chapter where students complete sentences, fill in blanks, identify different elements of writings, and more to get a hands-on review of the information given. After reviewing several topics, the book provides a cumulative review, with a total of four cumulative reviews and one final review in the book. These tests include multiple-choice questions and exercises where students must identify English aspects in writings or pick the correct way to finish a sentence. After each cumulative review is a skills assessment page that shows students which skills they did well in and which ones need more attention. The easy to follow explanations and examples of terms throughout the book will make it easy for students to understand various elements of English. All of the answers to the practice sections and tests are included. This is a great source for independent learning about English, although it is clearly a review or supplement and not a complete curriculum. The book is perfect for an overall review of English concepts and is especially useful to ensure coverage and knowledge of important English topics before standardized or college testing. 292 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel