by Wanda Sanseri
Spell to Write and Read is both the name of the master book to the entire program and the title for the program itself. The SWR Core Kit contains five companion products that work together to teach the first 4 to 6 years of unified language arts or to remediate any age. Spell to Write and Read is an Old Schoolhouse winner for educational excellence. It is also named twice as one of Cathy Duffy's Top Picks. Many people consider SWR to be the best reading program on the market. Others use SWR as just a spelling program.
Most teachers appreciate the efficient, unified way SWR integrates many disciplines. Spelling serves as the foundation for phonics, penmanship, literature, composition, grammar, and vocabulary enrichment in a way that leads to spontaneous reading. The program is suitable to all because it uses a logical progression, multi-sensory instruction, and scientific research in a way proven to produce outstanding spellers and readers.
The SWR Core Kit includes:
Spell to Write and Read --the overall master book.
WISE Guide -- list of 2000 spelling words (K-12)
with lesson plan ideas for each set of 20 words
The Phonogram Cards & The Spelling Rule Cards --
compose 98 "keys" to the language taught throughout the program
The Phonogram CD -- teaches proper sound for phonograms
CORE KIT -- K-12 level instruction for only $96! The only other "required" aid is a new "Learning Log" every year for each student. The teacher also needs to buy a Learning Log for herself as a master text.