I have been given the chance to try out SpellQuizzer with my son. SpellQuizzer is spelling software for children that need help learning their spelling and vocabulary words. The SpellQuizzer web site has pre-made downloadable spelling lists that you can download and use with SpellQuizzer. You can also go in and make your own lists, no matter what curriculum you are using. It's great for homeschoolers and children in public school too.
I can either go in and make a list for my son by typing in the word and saying the word with a sentence, or I can download a list. The lists can be shared among users, in case you don't want to make your own.. I tried to make it fun for my son by saying funny sentences or relating it to him somehow. The program will even alert you if it thinks you are putting in the wrong spelling of a word on your list.
I tell my son which list he is to study on, and he can do it on his own. If he gets a word wrong, it flashes up the correct spelling, and at the end of the list, he can repeat only the misspelled words. If he finishes the list and spells everything correctly, he is rewarded by cheering from the program.
The great thing about the SpellQuizzer spelling program is that you can make the lists as short or long as you want. I started out making a list of about 20 words, but my son gets nervous when he feels pressured. So, I discovered that it helped him a lot if I made the lists shorter. There was less chance of him getting a shorter list wrong and that helped build up his confidence.
You can also use it for preschoolers. They have a list you can download that helps them learn their letters. I think soon I will be able to use this with my two year old. He loves the computer already and loves to match up things.
You can go here to see a video demonstration of SpellQuizzer. You can also download a free 30 day trial by going here.
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