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I use Spell to Write and Read with my children for phonics and spelling. I love the program a lot! But it takes a lot of time for me to teach, espcially since I choose to give 3 spelling quizzes every day. With the help of a little inexpensive program called SpellQuizzer, I have cut my active teaching time by an hour a day! This program is useful whether you are a homeschooler or helping your traditionally schooled child study for their weekly test.
SpellQuizzer is a spelling program that helps kids learn their spelling and vocabulary words. It is extremely user friendly and allows me to quickly type the list of words and record a sentence for each word to prompt the children to type. If my children need to review words from a previous list, I can create a special list just for them by grabbing words from a data base of all previously recorded words. There is no rerecording required! I love that I can create the lists in a fraction of the time it sould take me to actually give the test to a child. Once a list is recorded it is available for me to use with the younger chidren when they reach that stage.
When the child uses the program, they hear the word, a sentence using the word and the word again. They type the word and hit enter. If the word is correct they get the next word. If the word is incorrect, they are shown the correct spelling. At the end of the list, the child is given the chance to try again on the missed words.
In addition, the SpellQuizzer web site has pre-made downloadable spelling lists that you can download and use with SpellQuizzer. You can export and share lists with other SpellQuizzer users to share the work load.
My children are really enjoying using SpellQuizzer. It gives their handwriting a little break, and It's fun to hear mom's voice on the computer. To make it even more fun, I can customize the sentences to be funny or special to the child. This is a no frills basic program (no fluffy bunnies or dancing clowns to distract your child) that really works.
Since this program is so awsome, I'm giving a copy away to a lucky reader! To enter to win the giveaway, leave a comment and tell us which spelling program you use.