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DVD Sequential Spelling 1

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Sequential Spelling DVD
The most priceless commodity a homeschool mom has is time, and the longer she teaches, the more frugal she becomes with how her time is spent. While we love Sequential Spellingís scope and sequence, and find it is one of the most labor-prudent programs available, it still requires parental time to implement. Multiply that time by however many levels you are teaching, and it is no wonder that for many families the use of Sequential Spelling, or any spelling program for that matter, fizzles out by mid-year. Now it doesnít have to.

Simple to Use
The DVD-ROM version of Sequential Spelling will allow your children to learn spelling on their own with minimal parental assistance. The presentation is simple and straight-forward. The DVD-ROM is loaded into your computer (not TV). As your child works through the lesson, he will first hear the word spoken clearly by itself, then in a sentence, and then spoken again. Using the spacebar on his keyboard, he pauses the video, attempts the spelling of the word, resumes the video to see the proper spelling, and checks and corrects his work.

Helps Keep Things Simple
The Sequential Spelling word-family aspect of the program is reinforced by color-coding the on-screen words. Word families are one color, suffixes another, prefixes another, and consonant clusters yet another. Even we Sequential Spelling enthusiasts rarely take these additional steps when working solely from the books!

Goes Great as a Bundle!
The Sequential Spelling DVD can be used as-is, but it is recommended that the DVD be bought in a bundle with the Sequential Spelling teacherís book and the student response book for Sequential Spelling. The teacherís book will enable you to review your childís work without having to access the computer. The teacherís book also includes some information that the DVD does not, including bolding of the most important words to be learned for competency and fluency. The student book is more optional but handy if you like to keep your childís work organized neatly.

Sequential Spelling DVD-ROM features Quicktime files and is PC-, Mac-, iPod-, and iPad-compatible. This program will not play on your TV through your DVD player.

Important Note: Sequential Spelling is not based on grade level. The sequences are based on building from easy words to advanced words, as from all to tall, stall, install, installment, installation. However, for some of you it will be helpful to walk through the simple placement test.

Additional Note: If you opt to use the DVD in conjunction with the Student Workbook for levels 1-5, please note that because of a few later changes to the workbooks there will be an occasional discrepancy between the word lists on the DVD versus the lists in the workbook. This will not affect the spelling exercises which are the core of the program, but can impact some of the peripheral activities such as crossword puzzles.
Instruction time is twenty-two hours.

Compatible: PC, Mac, iPod, iPad
Format: QuickTime files on DVD

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

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I Just started using SS1, August 25, 2014
Reviewer: Amy H.  
I Just started using SS1, and I really like the repetition of the words throughout the lessons. The reason I'm giving it four stars is because I haven't been using it long enough to see the benefits...but my son likes doing it, and it is quick and not drawn out, so it keeps his attention long enough for him to finish the lesson with a good attitude. :) It is also nice that I don't have to be there every minute while he does the work...it gives me a chance to spend some one-on-one time with my other home-schooled child who is 2 grades younger. All-in-all I like the program, and recommend it to someone with multiple children in multiple spelling levels. Makes life much easier!

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Not for us August 21, 2014
Reviewer: Tracey  
This program does not work for my son. He is already a pretty good speller, but this program has been a real struggle. There is no reinforcement to learn the words that have been misspelled. I understand that the words are supposed to go in a sequential spelling order, but I don't get how it went from#3 sinned to #4 I and #8 twins to #9 be. It has also uses words that my child is not familiar with when there are so many other words that are important and more widely used. This appears to be the only portion of the Grade 2 Curriculum Kit that doesn't work for us. We'll go back to the spelling program that we used last year.

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Wonderful program February 26, 2014
Reviewer: Sean K.  
Our daughter really struggles with spelling. So far she really likes this program and her spelling is already improving.

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Sequential Spelling January 7, 2014
Reviewer: Scarlett M.  
Love the way of teaching spelling, no sure how beneficial the computer part is. We really like the style of teaching used in this program. It seems to really make sense to my ds. We love the fact that you don't have to write the same words over and over for a week but actually add new words every day. My one complaint is that the computer program is not interactive. It does not pause itself or recognize when the child enters the word so it relies on the student or teacher to check each word and pause the program while the word is entered. Next year we may purchase the sequential spelling workbook instead.

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Great addition to our homeschool April 4, 2013
Reviewer: English Mum  
I first saw this product at the Timberdoodle booth at the WA Homeschool Convention and decided to give it a try. This has been our first year homeschooling and my son is 7 years old. He and I both love this! We actually don't use it daily, we do 2-3x a week, which works for us. The spellings quickly build up to 25 at a time, but the spelling patterns used together make sense so the lessons are enjoyable. We also bought the workbook that goes with this DVD and it is handy to have.

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