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  • Item #: 022911
    ISBN: 9781880045244
    Retail: $35.00
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    Spell to Write and Read (SWR) by Wanda Sanseri is designed exclusively to work with the W.I.S.E. Guide for Spelling; together they are considered a complete reading and spelling program. SWR functions as a step-by-step teacher’s guide to accompany the specific word lists in the W.I.S.E. Guide. Covering preparation, philosophy, preschool pointers, reading aloud, evaluating achievement levels, and teaching penmanship with phonograms, it also illustrates in scripted detail the spelling dictation process and the spelling rule Reference Pages with instructions and examples. These spelling rule Reference Pages are central to the entire teaching/learning system. Ideas for reading assignments, ways to improve comprehension skills and methods to refine composition skills round out the teacher’s tools. SWR is the overall master book of a product combination that works together to teach the first four to five years of language arts or to remediate students of any age.

  • Item #: 022912
    ISBN: 9781880045213
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    The W.I.S.E. Guide for Spelling (W.I.S.E. stands for Words, Instruction, and Spelling Enrichments) includes a core spelling list that is an updated version of the well-known Ayres List - a foundational vocabulary of 2000 spelling words. Words are divided into manageable daily lessons with 2 pages of teaching ideas for each set of 20 words. Each lesson has preliminary warm-up drills, motivational comments for introducing the lesson, and reminders to teach specific Reference Pages from Spell to Write and Read. Sample sentences are given to illustrate each word. Selections come from the Bible, literature, quotes from famous people, or instructive comments. Each word is divided into syllables and marked for spelling rules. Suggested teacher dialogue is provided. Optional enrichment activities involve a wide variety of subjects - art, literature, composition, grammar, etymology, alphabetizing, analogies, oxymorons, and many more.

  • Item #: 000984
    ISBN: 9781880045329
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    An audio presentation of correct phonogram sounds. A practice quiz (w/ answers) helps the teacher check her ability to hear and accurately produce each phonogram.

  • Item #: 022909
    ISBN: 9781880045015
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    These cards link the most basic fixed combinations of letters in English with the sounds they make. The back of each card gives detailed information for presenting the phonogram. To avoid confusion, the author suggests you not use other phonogram cards. [Curious to know which two phonograms are in the 72 sets (used in other similar programs) but not in these 70 sets? The "missing" phonograms are "gu" and "our."]

  • Item #: 009104
    ISBN: 9781880045237
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    These sturdy cards provide visual memory cues for the 28 rules taught in Spell to Write and Read. The front side provides a visual representation of the rule while the back states the rule itself. For example, the back side of the card for rule 20 states: "X is never directly before S (boxes, excel). There is an /s/ sound in X." The visual reminder is the letters XS circled with a slash though it.

  • Item #: 040097
    ISBN: 9780974180571
    Retail: $39.00
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    Produced with Wanda Sanseri's permission but by a different publisher. CDs provides a reading of all lists in the W.I.S.E. Guide in the manner outlined in the Guide – word, sentence, word. These can be a tremendous help to the busy homeschooling mom working to implement the SWR program. After the initial introduction of the spelling list to her students, each student can review the list on his own time and at his own pace – just provide the student with a headset and show them how to use the "pause" button. The lists are contained on five CDs with the sixth CD containing the lists from the diagnostic tests.

  • Item #: 009103
    ISBN: 9781880045305
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    Reinforce spelling rules with the help of these reproducible chart masters. The packet includes 26 cardstock masters which reference Spell to Write and Read. Masters can be used to make charts and worksheets for the student's own reference, or to create teacher or reinforcement visuals. Charts measure 8 ½" x 11."

  • Item #: 009102
    ISBN: 9781880045282
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    This spelling notebook is specifically designed for younger spellers by providing widely spaced lines with the referential dotted half line. There is ample room to write the set of twenty spelling words covered in the week's lesson from the Wise Guide for Spelling. The log has room for over 1000 spelling words. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 001381
    ISBN: 9781880045466
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    This particular composition book is used as a spelling notebook for Spell to Write and Read. Includes 50 wide-ruled sheets (3/8") and has a sturdy cardstock cover. Learning Logs are used as an ongoing record of spelling words and sentences.

  • Item #: 006788
    ISBN: 9781448699759
    Retail: $11.95
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    You ever get the feeling that everyone else makes learning a lot more fun? This book will help you make it enjoyable, too. Oh, and provide for the different learning styles of your children, illustrate the power of play, and encourage family togetherness. Although the activities are called "educational games," the title is a bit misleading; the book is really a collection of learning techniques and activities that can be used with all sorts of subjects. "Field-tested" and contributed by homeschooling moms on an email loop (moms using Spell to Write and Read), some are specific to that program and all other suggestions have variations applicable to SWR. However, there are many with general applications as well, and a section on Games to Purchase (mom and kid tested). Each activity/game is laid out in a homeschool-friendly fashion. Age/grade level, materials needed, step-by-step directions and, often, illustrations are provided for each. Trampoline Games (for your active learner), Clothesline Cards, and Musical Learning are a few of the titles in the Games to Make at Home section. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 048480
    ISBN: 9781880045312
    Retail: $105.00
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    Includes Spell to Write & Read (book), WISE Guide for Spelling (book), 70 Basic Phonogram Cards, Phonogram CD, and Spelling Rule Cards.

  • Item #: 048762
    ISBN: 9780974492018
    Retail: $25.00
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    Just as literacy suffered in the last century when the school systems abandoned phonics instruction, many people contend that handwriting suffered by the same educational system's insistence on beginning with manuscript handwriting. "Cursive first" is their rallying cry! Wanda Sanseri became convinced of this approach and has encouraged it as part of her Spell to Write and Read program. The Cursive First program was developed by Elizabeth FitzGerald to be used either with the SWR program or as a stand alone program of handwriting instruction.

    The "program" is comprised of a Teacher's Manual, Practice Sheets, and the Cursive Phonogram Card Set. The Teacher's Manual is designed to convince you of the merits of starting with cursive. But it also includes information for preparing your student, specific "how-to," directions for using the Practice Sheets/Card Set and a "troubleshooting guide" how to detect visual and perceptual problems. The reproducible (for families/classroom) Practice Sheets get quickly down to the business of practice no cutesy graphics. Lowercase letters are taught separately from uppercase and connections are taught from the very beginning in the natural context of multi-letter phonograms. Although solid and dotted line models are provided, the student is quickly weaned from tracing to more active writing utilizing narrow ruled, dotted lines for practice. The Cursive Phonogram Card Set (yellow cardstock, each page to be cut into fourths) includes instructional dialogue for writing the phonograms on one side and a sample of cursive writing on the other. Both numerals and the first 26 phonograms are included. Laminating these would preserve their use through multiple children.

  • Item #: 064404
    ISBN: 9780974492025
    Retail: $32.95
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    Many have benefited from the Spell to Write and Read program. These worksheets provide a ready-made venue for strengthening students' spelling skills in a variety of ways. These are meant to supplement and not replace the activities in the Wise Guide. Both are necessary. Skills covered in the worksheets include listening, punctuation, phonograms, a variety of word-building activities and more. While these worksheets can be used with older editions, they will most easily correlate with the 2015 edition of the Wise Guide.

  • Item #: 015932
    ISBN: 9781514787076
    Retail: $22.50
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    This workbook includes 100 Bible verses for children to copy and learn. Parents work with their child by reading and talking about the verse and having the child recite the verse several times to commit to memory. Every few lessons include sight words to copy. There is also space for children to write their three favorite words from each verse and use their creativity by illustrating the verse. Verses 85-100 are written in cursive and a couple of pages are devoted to practicing upper and lowercase cursive letters. The designed borders on each page are black and white and fun to color. Bible verses use NKJV. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 043358
    ISBN: 9780967634906
    Retail: $79.00
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    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 spiral-bound lesson book also includes plenty of introductory material for parents, including an overview of the program, a scope and sequence, suggestions for students of different ages/abilities, explanations of the games in the software, and more (please note that the book does reference some additional pieces like posters and keyboard covers that have not been included with the program for quite some time). 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 on CD-ROM; 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 #: 037523
    ISBN: 9780982066607
    Retail: $27.00
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    Indeed a sound approach to reading, this program is a solid, phonetically comprehensive program with reinforcing reading text incorporated directly in the book. It reminds me somewhat of a cross between Alphaphonics and Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, but with improved teacher instruction, lesson implementation, and textual presentation. As in those popular programs, your child will begin reading as soon as the first letter sounds are taught. And, in a mere 90 "byte-sized" lessons, your child will be reading at a beginning 3rd grade reading level. This program is also recommended for both remedial and ELL students. In fact, the school version of this program it is currently being used in more than 20 elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.

    Prior to beginning the lessons in this book, your child should have letter name and recognition skills and some phonemic awareness (the author provides background and methods for teaching these, or use another product that teaches these skills; see our Early Childhood section). You will want to read all of the preliminary teacher pages before actually starting lessons; otherwise you will miss out on helpful background information and other resources provided for you. While instruction in each lesson is devoted to reading, the author presents a great spelling methodology, complete with word lists, to integrate with lessons along with (brief) guidelines for incorporating handwriting, vocabulary, and creative writing into the program. Also in the intro section are specific instructions for teaching letter sounds, blending, playing Scramble Spell, and other implementation directions which would be redundant to include in each lesson. You should also teach the first four letter sounds introduced (a, t, s, c) BEFORE lesson 1-1, using the approach outlined in the teacher section. Here, the author strongly recommends using a set of flashcards WITHOUT pictures on them (such as the Alphabet Basics cards we've included below).

    The program teaches roughly 80 common sound/spelling patterns, based on the Orton-Gillingham phonograms as well as nearly all of the 100 most common sight words. I appreciate the author's sentiment below her Sequence of Skills table as she says, "Words from the list of 100 most common sight words that are not listed here are words that are decodable," as this echoes one of my pet peeves. Too many programs introduce phonetically decodable words as "sight words". Other features that captivate my heart for phonetic instruction are: integrated review of previously-learned sounds in each lesson; large, readable font with initial extra spacing between words and letters; immediate phonetic skill reinforcement in reading selections; word "play" incorporated into spelling lessons; longer "introduction" of each short vowel sound to prevent confusion; emphasis on blending from the beginning; and helpful review of phonograms by phoneme (yes!) in the latter lessons.

    Prior to the first lesson, a "How to Teach Sound Bytes Lessons" section concisely recaps directions in the teacher section of the book. Most lessons follow a similar format. Previously introduced sounds are reviewed, 1-2 new sounds are introduced, sight words (if any) are presented, new sounds are practiced in words, then sentences, and a story using only old and newly learned sounds and sight words is read. Lessons should take from 15-30 minutes per day. Lessons are generally grouped into units of 5 (lesson 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5), though there is no apparent reason for the grouping (maybe to accommodate a 5-day school week?). Units are also divided into chapters. Chapter One (38 lessons) teaches letter sounds and CVC words, ending with an impressively-long reading selection. Chapter Two (10 lessons) focuses on long vowel, silent-e constructions. Chapter Three (25 lessons) covers more advanced phonemes like r-controlled vowels, vowel digraphs, silent letters, and multi-syllabic words. Chapter Four (17 lessons) is "Challenge". Here is the synthesis of phonograms by sound as well as some final review and a list of additional sound patterns not included in the lessons. Font size and spacing between letters and words on the student pages tapers as the student progresses but, even at the end, is not too small or tight for an early reader. Line drawings scattered throughout the volume are sparse, attractive and non-distracting.

    The author suggests that your child practice handwriting the capital letters when learning letter NAMES and practice handwriting lower-case letters when learning the letter SOUNDS in this program. This can be done informally with a ruled white board (or paper) and marker or by using a beginning handwriting book (see descriptions and graphics on our website).

    I would strongly suggest incorporating the author's Scramble Spell game (word lists included) into most lessons rather than a standard spelling program, especially for beginning readers. This provides additional reinforcement for newly-learned sounds and adds a kinesthetic element to the lessons. By making additional words from an initial "base" word you explore onsets and rimes, word building, and practice encoding without all of the writing and rewriting that might turn your fun learning session into "work". A set of paper letter "cards" is provided in the book, but you may want to use a ready-made set of letter tiles or manipulatives for this (some suggestions below). If you want your child to have more practice actually writing words, follow her advice for incorporating creative writing into the program. Even the youngest students will enjoy making their own books that align with their budding language skills.

    The author suggests following up her program by having your child read books from a carefully sequenced list included at the end of the book. She thoughtfully provides lexile scores, implementation instructions, and further resources for locating other appropriate reading materials.

  • Item #: 048478
    ISBN: 9781880045152
    Retail: $15.00
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    A helpful resource that provides an alphabetical list of high-frequency words as well as commonly misspelled words.

  • Item #: WISEGD
    Retail: $69.90
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    Many have benefited from the Spell to Write and Read program. These worksheets provide a ready-made venue for strengthening students' spelling skills in a variety of ways. These are meant to supplement and not replace the activities in the Wise Guide. Both are necessary. Skills covered in the worksheets include listening, punctuation, phonograms, a variety of word-building activities and more. While these worksheets can be used with older editions, they will most easily correlate with the 2015 edition of the Wise Guide.

  • Item #: 064405
    ISBN: 9780974492032
    Retail: $36.95
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    Many have benefited from the Spell to Write and Read program. These worksheets provide a ready-made venue for strengthening students' spelling skills in a variety of ways. These are meant to supplement and not replace the activities in the Wise Guide. Both are necessary. Skills covered in the worksheets include listening, punctuation, phonograms, a variety of word-building activities and more. While these worksheets can be used with older editions, they will most easily correlate with the 2015 edition of the Wise Guide.

  • Item #: 060693
    ISBN: 9781880045428
    Retail: $5.00
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  • Item #: 060692
    ISBN: 9781880045268
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    Readers include only words found in the WISE lists (Book 1 – Lists A-F)

  • Item #: 060691
    ISBN: 9781880045435
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    Readers include only words found in the WISE lists (Book 2 Lists A-H).

  • Item #: 060690
    ISBN: 9781880045350
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  • Item #: 048479
    Retail: $10.00
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    70 phonograms each on white cardstock in "book face" print and on yellow cardstock in "cursive" writing. Designed to be cut apart and used for playing memory/reinforcing games, these are not a substitute for Phonogram Cards.

  • Item #: 008186
    ISBN: 9781880045107
    Retail: $20.00
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    This small, unassuming text was, at one time, the favored primer for learning the basics of reading. While some things have changed over the years, there is still much about the English language that has remained the same – and this reprint of the 1777 primer retains the original text with only a few changes throughout. These changes include the modernization of archaic word usage, updating the spelling of some words (like using 's' instead of 'f'), syllabication that has been updated for modern times, updated alphabet rhymes, and the inclusion of 70 basic phonograms, 20 basic spelling rules, a list of ninety-nine most frequently used words and the "I Can Read a Book" story section. This edition retains period artwork and illustrations throughout, and includes Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, The Lord's Prayer, The Ten Commandments, a rhyming alphabet, two catechisms, Bible questions, a dialogue between Christ, youth and the devil, and the words of wisdom a man left his nine children before being martyred. Wanda Sanseri has also added nine easy-to-read stories utilizing high-frequency words taken from Spell to Write and Read. The quality, hardcover binding will survive the use of many children. 118 pgs. – Zach

  • Item #: 000182
    ISBN: 9781880045459
    Retail: $30.00
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    This 2-DVD set is a seminar-type summary of Wanda Sanseri's approach to conquering the twists and turns of learning to read and spell the English language. In her warm, gentle style she leads her students through the basic skills – learning the 70 phonograms and the 28 spelling rules as she exemplifies her "simultaneous, multisensory instruction" methodology. Although she focuses on Core Words – 80% of the words used for writing and reading – she challenges her students to "Think to Spell." This last technique involves determining syllabification and remembering spelling rules in order to attempt difficult or unknown words. This set could be used either as teaching aimed directly to the student as a companion to the SWR program or to prepare the teacher.

  • Item #: 008003
    ISBN: 9780062083937
    Retail: $27.99
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    A total language arts program that teaches students to spell, write, and read (in that order). This approach was developed by Romalda Spalding alongside the work done by Orton & Gillingham. The research-based instruction begins by teaching 70 phonograms (letter/minimal sound units). Once these are learned, spelling instruction begins based on a list of words compiled by frequency of use. Children learn 29 spelling rules by example, with the teacher following an exact script. After learning the 70 phonograms and 29 spelling rules, the student has the tools to spell 80% of English words. Children keep a personal spelling book where they will ultimately accumulate a personal list of hundreds of words. The last major tool is a simple word marking system utilizing five conventions (ex. rich, ze ro). In the sixty-plus years this program has been in use, instructors have discovered that students begin reading (“on their own”) after learning the first 30 or so phonograms. The revised 6th edition adds additional resources and research notes. The manual includes two parts: Part 1 includes detailed lessons and procedures, while Part 2 includes recommendations for quality children’s literature and word lists.

  • Item #: 009766
    ISBN: 9780964321038
    Retail: $29.95
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    A creative, interactive, hands-on approach to vocabulary! What better way to retain the learning of new words? Using index cards, a file box, and a good dictionary, this approach is a welcome departure from the typical workbook fare. And, subtitled: Help for Reading, Writing, Spelling and S.A.T. Scores, it's obvious from looking at this book that it would, indeed, do just that! How? By teaching the roots of the English language found in Greek and Latin. Since the majority of our words are rooted in these classical languages, mastering these roots is a key that will open the door to understanding a myriad of words! The creative activity suggestions in this book could become the basis for wonderful unit studies as well.

  • Item #: 072948
    ISBN: 9781683441373
    Retail: $42.99
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    Self-described as Charlotte Mason-flavored, this language arts curriculum (with reading, grammar, vocabulary, composition and handwriting practice) pulses with a Biblical emphasis (NASB). With each lesson, students read a continuing story about friends Micah and Claire and their Sunday School experiences, alternating every other week with an age-appropriate literature selection. Each week follows a similar pattern of 20-30-minute activities.

    Level 3 further strengthens previous reading, observation, and communication skills and begins writing paragraphs. Students will narrate, copy, and memorize Scripture. Sketching pictures to develop coordination and observation is included weekly. Each quarter, reviews cover punctuation, grammar, and writing and spelling.

    Non-reproducible (unless otherwise indicated), consumable, and 3-hole punched. Approx. 400 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 002274
    ISBN: 9780671631987
    Retail: $25.00
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    Four years after using this book to learn to read at age 4, our twins would still take this book off the shelf and re-read the silly stories that made learning to read immediately rewarding. It is a phonics-based, non-consumable book authored by Siegfried Engelmann using the DISTAR method. Faced with two small children eager to read like their older sisters, but who were not ready for the more intensive writing and spelling accompanying most other reading programs, I was at a loss. All they needed at this tender age were enough decoding skills to enable them to read. We had already covered letter sounds (via song), so the twins literally zipped through the early lessons and quickly digested blends, vowel sounds, and digraphs, thoroughly enjoying every lesson. In fact, they begged for "extra" lessons, anxious to get to the next story! Large, bold type assures learning without eye strain. This volume filled a need in our own family and, judging from the numerous requests/recommendations by our customers, has done so for others as well.