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DVD Sequential Spelling 5


 
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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 eighteen 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:
 
Excellent spelling curriculum. This is August 31, 2014
Reviewer: Stephanie J.  
Excellent spelling curriculum. This is our first time trying it and it's excellent! Highly recommend

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Not even one star (it made me select at least one) August 28, 2014
Reviewer: Heather  
This program is awful. I wouldn't even use it if it were free, let alone being $35!!!!!! If you watch the demo it's pretty accurate. Very dry and boring! You watch a video that shows you the words. Long, monotone, and boring. You have to pause the video every time it says a word, then write the word, and then re-play the video. There are no games or anything to help kids learn the words. You might as well print out a free spelling list offline and tell your kids "good luck learning these" . Don't WASTE your money! :( $$ $$ :( TD REply: Heather, we're so sorry you're disappointed. It is definitely a very "vanilla" program, and we've tried to show that in the demo. If you're looking for sparkle, this isn't it. However, if you start at level 1 and work up through them, there is a distinct progression. The child learns to spell with an intuitive, phonics-based approach, instead of a "memorize this rule today" approach. Thank you for your honest, accurate appraisal - hopefully it will help other families to determine in advance if this is a good fit for them. As always, Timberdoodle offers a 60-day return policy, so feel free to get in touch with us about returning it for a refund.

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