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Carson Dellosa vs Star Right Education: A comparative review
December 12, 2019
You'll learn from the school of hard knocks that when it comes to sight words there is no universal yardstick that standardizes what maybe considered a one set collective of sight word. I use broad strokes to say this because when you get down to the minutia of individual words then you may see some commonality.
Thus you will see that sight words from one school to another will have some differences. And this applies same for those making/selling the flash cards.
I recently purchased the Star Right Education (SRE) Flash cards for sight words to make up for the deficit I found in the Carson Dellosa equivalent. When I say deficit, I'm referencing the 44 sight words that form my child's Kindergarten curriculum for the year (see photos).
Before I get to that, let me talk about the Carson Dellosa Flash Cards.
Nicely made cards. No Fluff. Words are easy to see and read. At the back is a simple one line sentence for the child to try -- using the word he/she tried to pronounce.
WORD COUNT: 102 Sight words. This is huge and in theory should cover what you are looking for at the 6+ year old level.
DURABILITY: If handled well, it will serve you for a long time. But would so even more had they been laminated.
PRICE: One of the best priced in the market.
How does it compare with the Star Right Education (SRE) Flash cards?
Well, for starters SRE has 67 more words than the Carson Dellosa which has 102 words. But the Carson Dellosa comes with a supplemental card that alphabetically lists out all 102 cards that come in the pack. SRE does not seem to have this.
How does it compare with my child's curriculum?
Well, it has most of the words except for three: GOT, HIS and HIM aren't there. So, I guess by inference, they do not consider them as sight words (so you can see why I said sight words are a subjective notion that will vary from school to school). The SRE flash cards had just GOT missing.
How does the Carson Dellosa compare to SRE price wise?
Well, it knocks it outta the park. Coming in at half the price of the SRE cards.
FINAL NOTE: The Flash cards should've come laminated to guarantee durability. I wouldn't mind paying a buck more just to have them come laminated.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I'll give this a 4 1/2 stars.Factoring in the low price of $7.99. To make up for the missing words, I simply cut out an 3 index cards to size and filled in the words..
Hope you found this review helpful.