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 Core Kit contains the materials the teacher will need to use this program with as many students as she will teach and for the duration of their instruction. We recommend that the teacher also purchase either a Primary Learning Log or a Black Learning Log that matches her student’s, in order to build her Master Teacher’s Log. These Learning Logs are sold separately but are included in money-saving Combos when purchased with the Core Teacher’s Kit.
Spell to Write and Read is an Old Schoolhouse winner for educational excellence. In 2005 reviewer Cathy Duffy selected the SWR program as one of her 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, and she renewed the honor in the 2012 second edition of her book, 101 Top Picks! In 2015 SWR was voted 1st by homeschoolers for their favorite programs in the Spelling category. This is the fourth time that SWR was voted first place in either spelling or phonics, and the seventh time SWR has placed in the top three. Readers of the Practical Homeschooling Magazine rated all the products with which they were personally familiar on the basis of product quality.
To find out more about this award-winning program, read our Spell to Write and Read pages.