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#1 of 10 Old 03-24-2010, 01:36 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My older son (8.5yo) wants to go to school next year, and would be in 4th grade. His spelling is really behind. His reading is fine, but spelling is probably at a 1st to 2nd grade level. We are doing some curriculum work, but he responds really well to visual, computer based learning, so I thought I'd find some software for him.

Everything I find is just different versions of spelling tests, it doesn't sequentially teach spelling. I am looking for a spelling curriculum software, not just drills or test prep. Any ideas?
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We just started dk's 'i love spelling'. it's really old and only works on our 'old' computer. I dont know if it's what you're looking for, but it seemed like it covers more ground than a lot of the other spelling software out there.

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I know that this isn't spelling software, but Sequential Spelling does have a DVD option that you could use.

My ds is also very visual, and he really likes the program. We're only doing the paper/book route at the time. There is no test prep -- every day is a different test and it focuses and builds on word families. It's quick and simple - and not expensive. I'm very pleased with how effective it has been with ds.

Here's the link -- you can try the 1st 8 days for free:

http://www.avko.org/sequentialspelling.html

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bump!
looking for something like this also

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i've never used it, but click n spell may work...

http://www.clicknkids.com/Public/Spelling.php


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thanks I will check it out.

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Spelling City has games to teach the list you enter.
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I am using Click'n Spell for our 7 yo. I'm pretty sure there is a free demo at the Click'n Kids website for you to see how it works. You pay once for a lifetime subscription that is transferrable. You may also check and see if Homeschool Buyer's Coop has a current group buy for it.

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Thanks Laundrycrisis

Are you happy with click n spell?

I saw that there is a 60 day trial period. We will start that when all of our vacationing is done at the end of August.

He really loved Headsprouts and I am finding he is holding the bar high for everything else. (He didn't like MasterReader) So I am happy with using a trial.

I really liked that there is no time limit and that I can transfer the subscription to my youngest.

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here's a coupon for click n kids i just found out about today (via their FB page). it's $25 off, which would make the spelling program only $25. thought it might help

http://couponwinner.com/CategoryCoupons.aspx?CID=425

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