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3 Stars Out Of 5
Good, but could be better
December 9, 2013
We have always liked Sequencial Spelling so we thought we'd give the DVD-ROM version a try for our older son, who likes to work independently. Basically, it does what the parent/teacher normally does...says the word, pauses for the student to write it, and then spells it out. The student follows along and checks their spelling, correcting when neccesary. But on this computer version, the student is able to TYPE their words onto the list on the screen, which is great. My biggest complaint is that the program does not save the typed work that the student did. It has to be erased each day in order to type new words in. I suppose you could print it off each day, but that's a bit of a hastle. It would be excellent if it saved all the work, and when desired, you could print it all out. We were looking forward to the typing option as we have a child with LD's and typing is more beneficial for him that writing. So, if you're fine with your student using the regular Student Response book, and feel your child will be totally honest with writing the word first (before it shows the correct spelling), then this program is nice. It frees up the parent/teacher and gives independance to the student. We also like that is plain and simple, no 'business' on the pages.
I have been homeschooling for 20 years and have used several spelling programs over the years. My youngest two children have struggled with spelling. This spelling program has helped tremendously. We've been using it for three months now and I see a great improvement in their spelling abilities. To me it's the best of both worlds...The DVD is set up on your computer and then you can click on the lesson number, have the words called out, write them, and then check them before you go on to the next word. With the sequential spelling, IN, PIN, SIN, SPIN, their eyes were opened up to spelling. I recommend this to anyone who has children that are struggling. Even adults could benefit from it.