Sequential Spelling, Volume 1 DVD-Rom NEW 2.0 Version (Classic Series, 1)
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We were only using the teacher's guide and student's workbook, but recently added this DVD. I have a newborn, so it's great that my daughter can work on this spelling on her own. I like that the words in the lessons are color-coded.
With that being said, I still have to give this DVD 4 stars. Now the new interface lets her type her answers, but I would have been really excited if it had a spelling check and paused the lesson until she got it right. As for now, the typed answers are pretty small, thus hard to see and know if she got it right. I could print the answers at the end and grade them, but then it won't follow this system that she is supposed to get them graded after each word.
If she chooses a full-screen, there is nowhere to type. Our keyboard has DVD command buttons such as play, pause, stop, rewind, and fast forward, but they get disabled with this interface. If your student is already a good speller on a keyboard, this interface is wonderful. But if one has to pause at every word, think for a while, and click back on the right box to type in, using a mouse and a keyboard will be a mundane task.
But I found a solution to make this DVD usable. Instead of double-clicking on PC_Start_Vol_1, I open, say, Day 70 file with Windows Media Player or Real Player. After I make the lesson full-screen, my daughter can pause it, using the keyboard button and write her answers in her workbook. This way, her answers are in big fonts and she doesn't have to fumble with a mouse. Now I can spend 10-15 minutes each day working on something else!
I'm thinking of buying a portable DVD player again. We used to have one, but it broke a few years back. A portable DVD player will be probably the easiest to work with for younger children.
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My kids really find it to be a fun teaching tool. While they are doing their spelling I can get my next subject ready. Read morePublished on June 23, 2013 by terri thurik
This version of sequential spelling is user friendly. My children ran it the first time without me! I love anything that helps them work independently. I give Seq. spelling 2. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Lv@home