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Victory Drill Book

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Item #: 000111
ISBN: 9781576756560
Grades: K-8

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Victory Drill Book should be in EVERY Pre-K, K, and 1-5 Grade Schools
I used Victory Drill book when home educating my children about 20+ years ago. This book along with McGuffey's Eclectic Reading books definitely put our children onto a solid path. As the kids became solid readers with the short stories, Victory Drills absolutely helped inspire 'personal bests' when a small timer is brought into the mix. Reading aloud distinctly helped give them more confidence speaking clearly. Mumbling is not allowed. IF you also add a set of "Minute Timers" to the drills, you can inspire ALL AGES to play 'drills'. I bought a set similar to this one: KSM UP Sand Timer 6 Colors Hourglass 1/3/5/10/15/30 Minutes Sandglass Timer Sand Clock for Kids Games Classroom Kitchen Home Office Decoration (Pack of 6). Of course, give new readers more time in the beginning, then once they 'conquer' a timer three or more times, then they can go 'up' to a shorter timer. These timers should be sold on this site, if they're not. Anyway.... I just purchased FOUR of these books for each of my children for my gandchildren. Oh, for those that are <10, I used hand puppets to 'compete' with them when they read. My "puppet" (Like Meeko, the racoon, from Pocohontas) would 'stumble' over some words, then as the child got better and faster, so did Meeko). The kids knew I was speaking for Meeko, but it gave them a little friend to work with.... which is so much better than old Mom...and so much more fun for all. (I acted out a voice as well.) Anyway, I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. It's amazing.
December 9, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
My overall impression and review is that you need to share with the public school system.
The Victor drill workbook is an exceptional resource for children and adults. I purchase the book for one of my friend granddaughters. My friend was so excited that she ordered all the resources that support the victory drill book.

I explain to my friend that my children who are ages 41, 38 and 35 all went through the entire resource program of
Victory drill.
November 5, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Great, simple, time-tested phonics
This book is a phonics gem. Such a simple concept, but effective, well-ordered, and fun!
April 25, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
A helpful tool
This book has been a helpful tool for my kids to work on speed and accuracy during reading. It has been rewarding to see their accuracy and speed improve as we have used this book this year.
March 14, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Reading Supplement
This book is an excellent supplement to the reading program I use. It's great to help a child's reading begin to flow.
September 29, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Totally helpful
This little book has made a difference in my boys' reading fluency. Simple but effective:-).
September 22, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Excellent
I like the systematic way that this book introduces concepts. Love that it is timed and keeps with concept. Would recommend this for homeschool or intervention for small group to add to curriculum.
April 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
This has been a blessing for my 8 year old son who has taken longer to learn to read. Before he was sounding out all the words in a sentence and at the end of a sentence couldn't remember the whole sentence. Victory drill has made all the difference. He can now read sentences with only sounding out some words. He now gets the meaning of the sentence. He loves timing himself and I set goals with a reward for reaching so many words in a minute. He went from hating reading to excited.
January 17, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Helpful for a beginner reader
I am happy with this book and my six year old daughter is too! She looks forward to using it daily and we have seen improvements with her reading skills!
November 20, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
This book is AMAZING!!! No prep is necessary- just open the book The book recommends not more than a few minutes per day so I don't think it should be overwhelming for even the busiest family I purchased it at the suggestion of another homeschooler when I mentioned my frustration at how slowly my just-turned-ten year old son was reading It turns out he was reading right at grade level according to this book but he quickly progressed to 8th grade level and now a month later is reading at adult level- 245 words per minute He now reads anything I give him in a much quicker timeframe I know I sound like an infomercial but it's true! I approached this book like a fun challenge not an assignment so I attribute much of the success he's had to that Next I gave it to my 7yo dd who is still not reading fluently after completing her 1st grade year She also has improved by leaps and bounds She and I sit with the book about 10 minutes every day and I don't time her unless she asks me to She has gained a lot of confidence after a couple weeks with this book I plan to continue using it with her and her 4yo brother for years to come An excellent value given how effective it is and how many years you can use it!
June 28, 2014
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Excellent tool for learning to read.
Erin A on Dec 11, 2018
Excellent tool to teach children reading.
Maria Carmen B on Nov 3, 2018
Excellent tool for learning to read.
Erin A on Dec 11, 2018
I used this book when I home educated my children. Now, my children are home educating their children and want to use this book with their children. I was also asked to buy one for my sister's grandchild. Drilling creates confidence and rhythm while reading. Drilling decreases the stress a child has when reading aloud. Using the McGuffey readers to learn the diacritical marks is also helpful....even if you only use the first reader.... and use the Victory Drill Book as well.
Sheri E C on Nov 9, 2018
Excellent tool to teach children reading.
Maria Carmen B on Nov 3, 2018
The copy that I had has been lost. I used the Victory Drilll Book with my own children (now in their 30's and 40's), and would now like a copy to use with my grandchildren.
Bryan O on Oct 23, 2018
This book is a fantastic way to help a child that is deficient in his phonics skills and does it quickly. Designed for one adult with one student.
Virginia H on Oct 5, 2018
I remember using this book with my younger sisters as they were beginning to read. Now, I'd like to use it with my grandchildren.
Rebecca P on Sep 26, 2018
we have students that need reading practice
Marlin M on Sep 22, 2018
All of my children used this book and now I am passing it along to my grandchildren. it is an excellent resource.
Ellie W on Sep 15, 2018
This was recommended to me for phonics and getting faster at reading and so I wanted to try using it.
katie h on Sep 4, 2018
We have a student that needs help with reading and pronunciation and this will help him improve. Victory Drill is how they taught me as a young child and it help me a lot.
Abbie L on Sep 1, 2018
used for my kids when they were little. Ordering to give to my grandkids.
Margaret P on Aug 29, 2018
recommended by Eye Level Learning center
Aakash A on Aug 28, 2018
To improve my child's reading fluency.
Anuhea M on Aug 16, 2018
School Requirement
Leslie A on Aug 14, 2018
Victory Drill helps students develop fluency that enables comprehension. After years of using VD in the classroom, I'm purchasing now for my grandchildren. It works. Parents still contact me to ask about where to purchase. Just be sure to make it fun--not stressful.
Linda H on May 19, 2018
Homeschooling Children.
Aaron S on Mar 1, 2018
Need a resource for teaching reading
Andrew M on Nov 30, 2017
I used this book with all 7 children and it gave an excellent grounding in reading, speed, and spelling for all of them. And it's very teacher/parent friendly.
Renee L on Nov 15, 2017
My daughter is in 3rd grade, and is scoring out very low on everything.
Jessica B on Nov 3, 2017
Because it was recommended to me by a friend. This method is not used much but it's a classic! So glad I found it!
Luba M on Oct 11, 2017
It's for my sister and her six year old son. My mom home schooled my brothers, sister and I when we were young and she used The Victory Drill Book. It taught us not only spelling rules but helped us to read faster. The book was such a challenge and we loved doing the drills. Her son is having trouble reading, so I hope this book will help him like it did me.
Jeremiah C on Sep 14, 2017
Recommended by Christian Light Publications 3rd grade reading program
Susan G on Aug 31, 2017
Catalog description and reviews
Lyn J on Jul 6, 2017
because it is 2nd grade level and it was recommended
keith r on Jun 8, 2017
My children's school used this book as part of the curriculum. Both of them were fully reading by the end of kindergarten. My first grandchild is just starting to read and we want to help him with this book. When you are able to read...you can do anything!
andy g on Mar 5, 2017
A friend recommended it to me. My 6-yo son has completed a phonics program and is reading well, and she said this would be a good next step to solidify reading skills.
Karyn L on Feb 9, 2017
Best basic phonics drill book I know of. I use it for our tutoring programs in three public schools in Denver.
Lori V on Feb 6, 2017
recommended for us to assist in reading proficiency for our child
Janette H on Oct 29, 2016
i heard from someone about this book, they highly recommend me to buy it.
Candy T on Sep 15, 2016
I tutor children in Reading and I want to use this as a supplement to the reading program I'm using. A friend is using this in the public schools as a ministry and recommended it.
Sherrie E on Aug 29, 2016
To help my lower readers.
Angela P on Jul 29, 2016
My school used the older version when I was in elementary school. Have a struggling reader and thought this might help :)
Rick H on Jun 22, 2016
Was recommended for remedial reading
Pamela F on Mar 22, 2016
Great resource for teachers and home schoolers alike!
Nani C on Mar 22, 2016
This book came highly recommended by my child's reading tutor, and every website that listed this product had 5 star reviews for it. I bought it from this site because it was the best price I could find.
Jennifer W on Mar 19, 2016
Victory Drill is how I learned to read, and it served me well. I taught my first 3 children from my book and they are wonderful readers. Wanted an updated copy for my 4th child.
Rachel O on Mar 3, 2016
My children used this book when learning to read and now I want to use it with my daughter's son.
Elaine W on Feb 3, 2016
It was highly recommended by a former teacher and homeschool mom!
Melody M on Jan 30, 2016
Because it works!
Catherine S on Jan 13, 2016
Friend was using it and heard good reviews on this item.
Lisa K on Jan 12, 2016
I was able to use this drill book when I was in school and it helped me so much. My son needs the extra support like I did. I know it will help him. Thanks so much!
kimberlee w on Jan 7, 2016
Used it when homeschooling...now tutoring 2nd grader needing intervention, and I know it's a great resource!
Deborah M on Dec 30, 2015
I learned to read using this as a tool. Now it's my kids' turn to use.
John C on Oct 15, 2015
This has been such a great help in our reading. I like the practice of words with similar vowel structure. We do not time every practice and I love the advice in the instructors guide. Get the instructors guide with it as well.
Cassandra S on Oct 8, 2015
A friend of mine who homeschooled her children recommended this book for my struggling reader.
Linda Y on Oct 5, 2015
I used this book when I home educated my children. Now, my children are home educating their children and want to use this book with their children. I was also asked to buy one for my sister's grandchild. Drilling creates confidence and rhythm while reading. Drilling decreases the stress a child has when reading aloud. Using the McGuffey readers to learn the diacritical marks is also helpful....even if you only use the first reader.... and use the Victory Drill Book as well.
Sheri E C on Nov 9, 2018
The copy that I had has been lost. I used the Victory Drilll Book with my own children (now in their 30's and 40's), and would now like a copy to use with my grandchildren.
Bryan O on Oct 23, 2018
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  • Pre-K(20 words)
  • K (30 words)
  • Grade 1 (40 words)
  • Grade 2 (55 words)
  • Grade 3 (70 words)
  • Grade 4 (85 words)
  • Grade 5 (100 words)
  • Grade 6 (115 words)
  • Grade 7 (130 words)
  • Grade 8 (130 words)
  • The idea is to have the child repeat the drill every day until she is reading at or beyond grade level. This can be pretty challenging, especially at the onset of reading. Occasional review pages combine words with similar constructs, and pages with paragraphs for practice reading are also included.

    We have found this to be a most useful vehicle for taking the children from decoding to reading. Until a child is able to decode words at some level of speed, it is difficult to have them read for meaning. By the time they reach the end of even a short sentence, the meaning may be lost. Not always enjoyable, some skills just require practice, practice, practice! A child just beginning to read may need to start out with just a column or two per page as an entire page may be too taxing. The print is large and easy to read. Drills only take a minute or two, but will greatly help the young reader sharpen her decoding skills.

    The phonics worksheets (150 pages) are a good supplement. The sheets include page numbers that correspond to the page on which the phonics skill is practiced in the Victory Drill Book.

    The Victory Pre-Drill Book is for use by beginning students. It provides high-speed practice of the alphabet and correct pronunciation of phonetic letters and letter combinations before students proceed to the Victory Drill Book. The newly revised (now spiral-bound) VDB Teacher's Guide provides direction for page-by-page use of the Victory Drill Book. It presents a sequential presentation of phonetic instruction corresponding to the Victory Drill Book sequence. A CD is also available to help both you and your student hear the correct phonetic sounds of letters and letter combinations. The CD corresponds to the presentation of sounds in the Victory Drill Book.

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