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DVD Sequential Spelling 2


 
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Timberdoodle's review
 
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.
Features
Instruction time is twenty-two hours.

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

Average Customer Review: 3 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great content, poor format August 22, 2013
Reviewer: AuLait  
I received this as part of the 3rd grade kit. I was disappointed that the format of the DVD was that of short videos. In order for the child to spell the word during the lesson they have to hit the spacebar to pause the video so they do not see the word. As I was going through the first few lessons, even my timing as an adult was not accurate enough and I was often shown the word before I hit pause. If any other place is clicked (like volume adjustment, etc) the space bar will not pause the video. After the child enters the word, the cursor doesn't reset so you have to click on the video via the mouse, then go back to the space bar. For a child it seems as if it would be very difficult to pause the video accurately multiple times. And if they see the word it negates the point of the program! I will be selling this and using the workboook version as the actual content seems great. I would not recommend the DVD however. Definitely not for younger children.

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DVD sequential spelling 2, good like volume 1 February 7, 2012
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Cokato, MN United States  
Sequential Spelling 2 DVD is a good spelling program that is self directed each day by the student.  There is still oversight needed by the parent to check how they are doing because students write it on their own paper and it is not recorded on a computer to review their progress and success.  So, overall, I am glad we have the DVD it helps in administering the spelling lists with a clear and easy to hear voice.

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