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READING & SPELLING

Tracey Tutor is a phonics-based, multi-sensory curriculum written for all ages and all levels of ability. Reading and Spelling are taught concurrently in all four levels. To learn more about each level, simply click the color below.

YELLOW Pre-Reader BLUE Early Reader RED Intermediate Reader TAN Advanced Reader
 

 

COMPREHENSION

Although some students naturally possess innate abilities in comprehension, many students do not. At Tracey Tutor, we believe that with early intervention and the right tutoring, students can learn skills which will dramatically improve their ability to comprehend what they read. We begin training students in comprehension skills at our earliest reading level, blue Early Reader. This imperative skill-building continues in our subsequent Intermediate Level and Advanced Level.

Early Reader includes our three-book Radical Reader Comprehension series. This series builds skills in comprehension, as well as critical thinking, creativity, and basic grammar. Teacher Workbook lesson plans provide you with an array of fresh activities to utilize to the fullest every comprehension opportunity in every lesson.

Learn more about our Radical Reader Series.

SYLLABLE DIVISION

A basic philosophy at Tracey Tutor is the principle that syllable division is an imperative skill for both readingand spelling. Thus, syllable division is taught in our curriculum at all reading levels. Our blue level teaches early readers the basics of syllable division in our Divide & Win Workbook. Watch for more books in our Divide & Win series coming in 2016.

Learn more about Early Reader Divide & Win.

CREATIVE WRITING

Countless students freeze when they hear the words, "Write a paragraph..." or "Write a creative essay..." or "Create a written story..." At Tracey Tutor, we want to avoid the fear and reluctance so often associated with Creative Writing. We also want to strengthen the skills of students who love to write.

Our red Intermediate Level utilizes our "slowly progressing method" of preparing students to become confident creative writers. At first ... no pencil ... no paper. We provide the topic sentence for the paragraph. As you and your student together discuss ideas for developing the paragraph, your student is learning to brainstorm. At this point, nothing needs to be written. No pressure! Simply brainstorming! But interestingly, as the weeks go by, your student will become eager to pick up the pencil and jot down ideas.

Gradually over a period of months, your student will learn – under your guidance – the steps to creating a written essay. First, the student makes an outline of ideas. Later, the student learns to prepare and edit a rough draft. It is not until the very end of our Intermediate level that your student culminates the process by preparing a final essay for the first time.

Skill building in Creative Writing continues in our Advanced Level as students have months of practice creating their own topic sentences and writing essays.

Learn more about our Intermediate Reader Level.

HANDWRITING

In preparation for writing, Tracey Tutor students learn the fundamental skills of "letter line placement" and "where to place the pencil to begin." Our "Watch Me Write Letters!" and "Watch Me Write Sentences" workbooks provide writing practice. Our ReadWriteSpell series of phonics-based workbooks provide students with extensive handwriting practice while reinforcing reading and spelling. Students love our Tracey Tutor dry erase boards!

HANDWRITING BUNDLE $45.00
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HANDWRITING BUNDLE

In preparation for writing, Tracey Tutor students learn the fundamental skills of "letter line placement" and "where to place the pencil to begin." Our "Watch Me Write Letters!" and "Watch Me Write Sentences" workbooks provide writing practice. Our ReadWriteSpell series of phonics-based workbooks provide students with extensive handwriting practice while reinforcing reading and spelling. Students love our Tracey Tutor dry erase boards!
Our Handwriting Bundle includes 3 products:
* Watch Me Write Letters!
* Watch Me Write Sentences!
* My cccccc Board Dry Erase Lapboard

THE cccccc BOARD Dry Erase Lapboard $15.00
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THE cccccc BOARD Dry Erase Lapboard

Begin with c . . . then create five new letters! Students place their marker in the open circle. . . then trace again & again. Master handwriting skills the fun way! When student masters tracing, turn The cccccc Board over and create the six "c" letters with no help!

Watch Me Write Letters! $15.00
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Watch Me Write Letters!

In preparation for writing, Tracey Tutor students learn the fundamental skills of "letter line placement" and "where to place the pencil to begin." Our "Watch Me Write Letters!" workbooks provide writing practice.   Students trace upper case and lower case letters in a carefully chosen progression.
 
Uniquely wide-sized workbook allows early writers the grace of having enough space to write letters as they learn to properly space their writing.
 

Watch Me Write Sentences! $15.00
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Watch Me Write Sentences!

Unique resources for early writers,   "Watch Me Write Sentences" workbooks provide writing practice.   
 
Colorful prompts remind young writers to be sure to begin each sentence with an upper case letter and end each sentence with one of three punctuation marks - period, question mark, or exclamation mark.   Unique wide-size allows early writers the grace to fit the entire sentence on the page as they are learning to properly space their work.