Students won't want to leave the computer lab once they start working through the engaging programs in Tool Factory’s Reading Bundle! This bundle covers the fundamentals of visual discrimination, then moves towards developing phonemic awareness and eventual reading comprehension exercises! Complete with workbooks or printable worksheets that complement many of the bundled titles, students will have reinforcement exercises outside of regular computer instruction. These programs are sure to engage students and create excellent reading habits for more challenging books in the future! Cover all the building blocks of the reading process with 15 software programs, 5 workbooks, 9 board games, and manipulatives. The retail value is over $1,000!
Item #: 2185
Gr. K-5, Inclusion
The complete bundle includes:Tool Factory Phonics System (4-CDs, 177 magnetic letters, and 9 board games) The On Track Series - 5-CD SetThink About 1Sound Stories/Sound Activitesb/d Letter OlympicsTool Factory Keyboarding Adventure
|Tool Factory Phonics 1|| |
|Early readers will love the captivating stories and imaginative activities in Tool Factory Phonics 1! The first in a series of 4 CD-ROMs focuses on consonants, vowels, and h-digraphs. Every Tool Factory Phonics program follows an easy-to-use layout, based around 3 sequential activities for teaching each letter/sound relationship. Start by selecting a target sound from the group such as ‘b’. Listen to a captivating story that includes many ‘b’ words. Next, students are challenged to find the ‘b’ sound on each story page. Finally, learners will create words from a selection of letters and letter sounds with common distracters. Students will be captivated as they separate sounds into groups, select a sound and play the three activities for every sound!|
|Tool Factory Phonics 2|| |
|Explore the world of reading through the exciting and creative poems in Smart Phonics 2! The second in a series of 4 CD-ROMs focuses on digraph endings, blends and blend endings. The Smart Phonics software follows an easy-to-use layout, based around 3 activities for teaching each letter/sound relationship. These are: listen to the poem, find the sound, and make words. The main menu provided separates sounds into groups, select a sound, with corresponding picture to play the three activities for each sound! Featuring: 21 most common blend beginnings, 7 most common blend endings and 5 most common digraph endings!|
|Tool Factory Phonics 3|| |
|Discover the world of vowels using the fun and creative poems in Smart Phonics 3! The third in a series of 4 CD-ROMs, which focus on vowel phonemes. The Smart Phonics software follows an easy-to-use layout, based around 3 activities for teaching each letter/sound relationship. These are: listen to the poem, find the sound, and make words. The main menu provided separates sounds into groups; select a sound, with corresponding picture to play the three activities for each sound! Featuring: 3 letter blend beginnings, Magic 'e', vowel digraphs, changeable vowel sounds, and 'R' controlled vowel sounds. Appropriate for ages 6-7+ or those with reading difficulties.|
|Tool Factory Phonics 4|| |
|Focus on short and long vowel sounds using a strategy of listen-find-make. Students first listen to engaging rhyming stories, next they find the target sound in the lines of text as they “see” and “hear” the tale unfold, finally they build the word using carefully designed phonics activities that let them see and hear the sounds. Special activities target vowel sounds and all the different spellings for those sounds. Activities cover short vowel sounds, long vowel sounds, and 'R' controlled vowel sounds.|
|Clusters Phonics Game|| |
|Clusters is color coded to match the CD-ROM series! This exciting word-building game includes 100 plastic tiles in 10 bright colors representing the most common letter groups found in the English language. The two-tiered tile holders provide up to four players with workspaces to create their own words in preparation for play. Tiles include double vowels, digraphs, blends, silent letters and more. This game can be played with standard rules, or with exciting variations.|
|Eight Spelling Board Game|| |
|Eight different, irresistible board games reinforce letter-sound relationships in a fun and interactive way. Includes 8 laminated games, 30 counters and dice. |
The games include:
• Medial Vowels
• Vowel Phonemes
• Silent “e”
• Sight Words
|Magnetic Letters|| |
|Give kids the practice they need to master word building…one sound at a time! Each magnetic set listed includes 35 consonants and 13 vowels…all color-coded to make word building a breeze. Plastic letters are 1"-1 1/2". Package includes two sets of lowercase and one set up uppercase letters.|
|Eye Track|| |
|Eye Track is designed to support learners of all ages experiencing difficulty with visual perception. Each activity has five levels of difficulty, which are set via teacher controls. Students will develop visual discrimination and spatial orientation, and improve visual figure ground skills. Other activities cover visual discrimination, visual memory, and visual closure. Fun and motivational reward sequences encourage the user to persevere with the increasingly complex activities. Printable records show details of activities completed. Eye Track is an excellent resource for pre-readers, or students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, or attention deficit disorders. Health agencies and Occupational Therapists will find this program invaluable for use with clients.|
|Alphabet Track|| |
|Early and older learners will acquire more spelling independence and be on track for developing alphabet skills. Learn the names of letters, practice alphabetical order, improve short term memory, and recall alphabetic sequence. Eight self-paced activities are switch-accessible and fully configurable, with selectable colors and levels of difficulty. Record the alphabet in your own voice or student's voice. Activities include: ordering and typing the alphabet, match and identify, see and remember, hear and remember, alphabet quiz, listen and spell, and alphabet battle. Research-based, this program is a critical addition to every early reading program. |
Full audio support.
Three levels of difficulty.
Record the alphabet in student's own voice.
|Phoneme Track|| |
|Practice areas of phonemic weakness, and increase fluency in reading and spelling. The learner hears phonemes in words and sees the written representation of the phonemes. Practice with phoneme manipulation, segmentation, and blending so that the student can become confident with this essential skill for fluent reading and spelling. Tasks include:|
Phoneme Take-Aways - "bill" take away phoneme "b" = ill
Phoneme Changes - replace phoneme "o" in "log" with "e" = leg
Phoneme Chains - hear a sequence of five words. Change one phoneme at a time to give the correct chain such as "cot-cut-hut-hug-jug".
Teacher controls allow for customizing levels of difficulty, adjusting color for sight disabled students, and all student records can be tracked and printed for easy reporting.
|Spell Track|| |
|This program provides the highest quality spelling practice for students on the path toward optimal reading development. Learners ranging from the pre-school child to the dyslexic adult will appreciate Spell Track's expertly designed, multi-sensory activities while they work at their own pace on essential literacy skills such as: phonemic awareness, left-to-right tracking, word recognition, sequencing, segmenting, blending, and proofreading. Teachers can add word lists and write sentences tailored for each learner, making this a versatile tool for mainstream, inclusion, and special education settings. |
Students and teachers choose from a large, built-in bank of word lists, then "track" the word they just saw and heard, one letter at a time. The correct spelling is reinforced by typing the word, then it's used in the context of a sentence. Activities for "Test Yourself" and hear-and-type will reinforce their growing mastery of high frequency words and vocabulary. Full record-keeping, selectable background and text colors, and multiple difficulty levels help students towards optimal reading development.
|Word Track|| |
|Switch users, young students, and learners of all ages with specific learning needs will practice tracking words in the context of 180 sentences, arranged in order of increasing phonic complexity. A sentence is shown on the screen and simultaneously spoken by the audio. Then it disappears, and the student tracks each word by clicking the correct words, in order, from amongst a string of other words. The appropriate punctuation mark must also be tracked. After tracking, students type the sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation. As a reward, the program colors in and animates an illustration shown with the sentence. Individualize for each learner through the teacher options. Set timing for memory work, pick colors, limit access to specific sentences, or print a report of each student's progress.|
The activities in Word Track help students develop the following skills:
Reading and spelling of high frequency words and words prone to letter-order mistakes.
The use of the 'look, say, remember, type, check' spelling strategy.
Keyboard awareness and typing skills.
Grammar skills such as punctuation and capitalization.
This program is ideal for "Reading First" programs, special education, and inclusion classes.
|Think About! 1|| |
|Improve memory, attention span, listening, and literacy skills through the adventures of Jasmine and Harry. Follow the lives of these two best friends as they take trips to the supermarket, library, camping, fishing pond, and more! Developed with reluctant readers in mind, the program can be set to watch an animated story, or read along with the text. The program includes full accessibility options, clip art, and student records. An accompanying workbook provides full and simplified story text. Students will enjoy seeing the world through the "all knowing" eyes of Jasmine and curious Harry!|
|Sound Stories|| |
|There's a story for every letter of the alphabet. Thirty interactive books provide the foundation for this exciting approach to reading. Each one includes activities that will help students identify sounds, develop alphabetical awareness, recognize initial letters, and begin to read and spell words. Webster the spider befriends the reader and offers helpful tips. Now early learners can work independently and productively on their reading skills. Teachers can select upper or lower case letters, choose which letters students will see, and print progress reports for parents. This fantastic reading program can be customized to fit each one of your students' needs.|
|Sound Activities|| |
|Building on the remarkable success of the popular Sound Stories CD-ROM, Sound Activities captures beginning readers' attention with more fun spelling and listening activities. The friendly spider from Sound Stories is back to cheer, "Well done!" as children complete four focused activities designed to support the following important literacy skills: sound identification, letter recognition, listening skills, phonological awareness, sound/symbol correspondence, segmenting and blending, and alphabet knowledge. |
Key features include:
· Teacher option to select letters and digraphs used in each activity
· Review and reinforcement at the end of each activity
· Record keeping facility to track student progress (printable)
· Repeat audio button always on-screen
|Letter Olympics - For B/D Reversals|| |
|Challenge your students in Olympic sporting events to help them discriminate between b and d. This innovative resource is designed to aid learners with dyslexia. Young learners and students with dyslexia alike will love taking the sporting challenges while working on b and d reversals.|
Activities cover recognition, discrimination, and differentiation for lower case letters b and d, with full auditory and visual instructions emphasizing accurate sound pronunciation of the b and d phonemes.
|Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure - Improve Keyboarding Skills the fun way!|| |
|Embark on an action packed touch-typing adventure through the Australian Outback with your animated young guide Kewala the Koala! Tool Factory Keyboarding Adventure includes 10 elementary-level units carefully designed to lead students through a progression of keyboarding skills in either English or Spanish. The first 8 adventures teach students to type with ten fingers while developing the ability to read while typing. Selected letter combinations are grouped to develop basic recognition and location knowledge. Then, lessons are constructed with complete English sentences and become part of a developing storyline. Students type faster so Kewala will avoid constant perils and survive his journey to the Kingdom of Eaz! |
The program illustrates proper posture and hand positioning for development of good ergonomic habits right from the beginning. The 9th and 10th challenges develop speed and accuracy with occasional nonsense words utilized to practice unusual letter combinations and develop concentration skills. Teacher controls include the ability to change font sizes, colors, select 2 spaces between sentences, and select hard return or space at the end of a line. Detailed tracking, reporting and class management features included. With clever commentary and enthusiasm Kewala motivates children to keep typing without ever knowing that they are learning!
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Minimum system requirements: Win95 or higher, P-133 MHz, 32 Mb RAM, sound card. Mac OSX compatible. (Exception - Tool Factory Reader with Scanning is Windows only.)
|On Track Reading Series - 5 CD Set|| ||Gr. K-5, Inclusion|
|The On Track series is designed to develop basic skills in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, and vocabulary. Research based and fully accessible, it's ideal for Reading First programs, special ed, and inclusion classrooms. Five programs cover basic reading skills. |
|Tool Factory Keyboarding Skills - Improve Keyboarding Skills!|| ||Gr. 6-13+, Inclusion|
|Improve your touch-typing skills by 40% in just 10 easy lessons! The program monitors every keystroke to create a personal course in either English or Spanish for every learner! Develop skills in the shortest amount of time possible. Ideal for self-study.|
|Tool Factory Phonics System|| ||Gr. K-5, Inclusion|
|Get the complete system and save! The games, letters, and CDs all use the same color-coding system so that students make connections and translate skills. Appeals to multiple learning styles.|