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Phonetic Zoo

Looking for a new approach to spelling? This phonics-based program uses auditory input to ensure that the correct spelling of each word is absorbed by the brain. The audio CDs allow students to work independently much of the time, while allowing for the repetition needed for mastery.

Purchase the complete Phonetic Zoo Spelling Starter Set if this is your first time using The Phonetic Zoo.

Purchase the audio CDs alone if you already own a different level of the Phonetic Zoo Starter Set and would like to start a different Level.

Download a placement test

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Click here to view an introduction to The Phonetic Zoo.

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Phonetic Zoo Spelling Starter Set A..

Phonetic Zoo Spelling Starter Set A..

by Andrew Pudewa

The Starter Set package includes:

  • 5 audio CDs
  • Lesson Cards with all three levels of spelling words and jingles
  • Personal Spelling Cards to keep track of your studentís typical misspellings
  • Zoo Cards that serve as a way to practice jingles or as rewards
  • Phonetic Zoo Teacherís Notes spiral-bound book (PDF e-book also included)
  • Spelling and the Brain video seminar (link to streaming video)
  • Listen to an audio sample here

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Package

    Price: £78.00

    Suggested Age: 6 to 11

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    Phonetic Zoo Spelling Starter Set B

    Phonetic Zoo Spelling Starter Set B

    by Andrew Pudewa

    The Starter Set package includes:

  • 5 audio CDs
  • Lesson Cards with all three levels of spelling words and jingles
  • Personal Spelling Cards to keep track of your studentís typical misspellings
  • Zoo Cards that serve as a way to practice jingles or as rewards
  • Phonetic Zoo Teacherís Notes spiral-bound book (PDF e-book also included)
  • Spelling and the Brain video seminar (link to streaming video)
  • Listen to an audio sample here

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Package

    Price: £78.00

    Suggested Age: 11 to 14

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    Phonetic Zoo Spelling Starter Set C

    Phonetic Zoo Spelling Starter Set C

    by Andrew Pudewa

    The Starter Set package includes:

  • 6 audio CDs
  • Lesson Cards with all three levels of spelling words and jingles
  • Personal Spelling Cards to keep track of your studentís typical misspellings
  • Zoo Cards that serve as a way to practice jingles or as rewards
  • Phonetic Zoo Teacherís Notes spiral-bound book (PDF e-book also included)
  • Spelling and the Brain video seminar (link to streaming video)
  • Listen to an audio sample here

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Package

    Price: £78.00

    Suggested Age: 14 and above

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    Phonetic Zoo Budget Package [No Audio CDs Included]

    Phonetic Zoo Budget Package [No Audio CDs Included]

    by Andrew Pudewa

    Homeschooling on a budget? While requiring a bit more parental involvement, this package will allow you to make use of the Phonetic Zoo program for less. (No audio CDs are included.)

    An economical way to implement the program, this package includes

  • Lesson Cards with all three levels of spelling words and rules
  • Personal Spelling Cards to keep track of your studentís typical misspellings
  • Zoo Cards that serve as a way to practice jingles or as rewards
  • Phonetic Zoo Teacherís Notes spiral-bound book (PDF e-book also included)
  • Spelling and the Brain video seminar (link to streaming video)
  • No audio CDs are included. Instead, a parent, tutor, or older sibling can give the spelling words to the student.

    To implement this program without the audio CDs:

    1. Read through the introduction and instructions in the downloadable Teacherís Notes.

    2.View the Spelling and the Brain video seminar.

    3.Choose which level you will begin with.

    4.Click on the level you've chosen below and listen to the Spelling Audio Sample found there. It will give the entire introduction for that level, along with the test and corrections for Lesson 1.

  • Level A
  • Level B
  • Level C
  • 5.When you are ready to begin, have your student listen to this introduction and do the first lesson using the sample audio.

    6.For subsequent lessons, simply follow this model as you give the words and corrections to your child.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Package

    Price: £23.00

    Suggested Age: 6 to 16

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    Phonetic Zoo: Level A [Audio CDs only]

    Phonetic Zoo: Level A [Audio CDs only]

    by Andrew Pudewa

    Purchase these audio CDs alone if you already own a different level of the Phonetic Zoo Starter Set and would like to start a new student with Level A.

    Listen to an audio sample here

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: CD

    Price: £62.50

    Suggested Age: 6 to 11

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    Phonetic Zoo: Level B [Audio CDs only]

    Phonetic Zoo: Level B [Audio CDs only]

    by Andrew Pudewa

    Purchase the audio CDs alone if you already have a level of the Phonetic Zoo Starter Set and would like to move to the next level.

    Listen to an audio sample here

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: CD

    Price: £62.50

    Suggested Age: 11 to 14

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    Phonetic Zoo: Level C [Audio CDs only]

    Phonetic Zoo: Level C [Audio CDs only]

    by Andrew Pudewa

    Purchase the audio CDs alone if you already have a level of the Phonetic Zoo Starter Set and would like to move to the next level.

    Listen to an audio sample here

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: CD

    Price: £62.50

    Suggested Age: 14 and above

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    Phonetic Zoo - Personal Spelling Cards only

    Phonetic Zoo - Personal Spelling Cards only

    These Personal Spelling Cards keep track of your studentís common misspellings. Purchase this extra set for an additional student using the Phonetic Zoo spelling program. Included in Spelling Starter Sets and Budget Package.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Flash Cards

    Price: £4.00

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    Phonetic Zoo - Zoo Cards

    Phonetic Zoo - Zoo Cards

    These Zoo Cards are two-sided with the zoo animals on the front and the rule, jingle, or hint on the back. Included in Spelling Starter and Budget Packages.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Flash Cards

    Price: £4.00

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    Phonetic Zoo Lesson Cards

    Phonetic Zoo Lesson Cards

    These Phonetic Zoo Lesson Cards (which include one set of Personal Spelling Cards) provide the spelling words and jingles for all three levels. Included in the Spelling Starter Sets and Budget Package.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Flash Cards

    Price: £10.50

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    Phonetic Zoo Teacherís Notes

    Phonetic Zoo Teacherís Notes

    by Andrew Pudewa

    This small, spiral-bound book is included with the Phonetic Zoo Starter Set A, B, or C as well as the Phonetic Zoo Budget Package. Purchase if you need a replacement copy.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 138

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £15.00

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