Thrift Store Find – Hooked On Phonics SRA Reading Power


I can’t be the only one who does this? I’ll be at the local thrift store and I will see something totally cool, for next to nothing, and buy it. Even though it is not age appropriate for my child. I mean you will eventually us it right? Then usually you forget about it and find it once your child has outgrown it.

Well for once I found something I bought a few years ago BEFORE Wes has grown out of it. Actually we will get a LOT of use out of it.

IMG_3574Hooked on Phonics: Your Reading Power (Adapted for Home and Personal Use from the SRA Reading Laboratory Series) : Which is a book full of stories that are designed to be read by the child and then there are questions that the child has to answer.

These are basic on the SRA lab method that is used in many schools. Thinking back, I remember using something similar in elementary myself.

For now Wesley and I are working on two leaflets a day. But right now its fairly easy for him. Once it starts to become a little more challenging we will slow down to one story a day.


As you can see it does become more difficult. SO I can see this being a program we work on long term. I doubt by the end of the summer that we will be finishing this program, but I can really seeing us making a good dent in it.

Have you ever found any Thrift Store deal that you couldn’t turn down that your child was still not ready for?

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5 Responses to Thrift Store Find – Hooked On Phonics SRA Reading Power

  1. Ms. A. says:

    I found the exact same thing–SRA Your Reading Power *and* one of the old versions of Hooked on Phonics at the thrift store near my house when I was browsing one day and I snapped it up–even though I had no one to use it on/with.

    I have way too many educational products and not nearly enough students to use it on. I tell myself that I will one day use it all on my own kids at some point in the future.

    • waterdreamer77 says:

      I figure if I don’t use these items I scoop up, I will just resell them.

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who does this.

  2. Haha! I did the same thing! We are using it now and I am so glad I purchased it back then. I actually forgot about it completely. My daughter was using it as a piano stool for years. Just recently, something reminded me that we have it. Perfect program for where we are right now!

    • waterdreamer77 says:

      Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Isn’t it the best when you find something you already have that works perfectly!

  3. Sandy says:

    Can some please help with the key booklet. Thats the only thing that didnt come with my set!

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