4 Stars Out Of 5
Will it Install??
May 21, 2014
I have JUST received this product in the "mail" so have not really been able to explore the product fully, however, I did encounter a major issue trying to install the product. I used the troubleshooting suggestions within a document on the disk to no avail. I then used the install suggestions on the insert in the case, no go. Finally I decided to go to my control panel to add/remove programs and clicked on add a program then from a cd; that FINALLY got the install going. It now seems to have loaded fine, and be fairly easy to figure out to use.
At the login page, you can enter a variety of "players/students" and if you go into administrator you can also add a password to the player if you desire to. Through the administrator button you can also view all the scores and info for each person.
It would appear that the "player" is not required to go through the reading in a particular order. The "player" is able to click on any reading from the list. The "player" can also go back to any previously attempted lesson/story. There is a glossary, which I did not view. There is also supposed to be hints to help answer the questions. There is an arcade with 3 games, but can only earn coins for the arcade if they complete lessons with a 75% or higher.
As stated in another review, it is great that there is a comprehension question and select the sentence that supports your answer.
I purchased this for my three boys completing 4th-7th as an extra activity for summer time practice. I have a feeling it will be a challenge to keep them from completing more than one a day :-)