Friday, May 20, 2011

Talking Fingers: Wordy Qwerty

Reading and Spelling Software for 2nd and 3rd Grade.

"The long-awaited sequel to the Read, Write & Type Learning System, Wordy Qwerty – Foundations for Reading and Writing Fluency, takes 7-9 year olds through the next steps of reading and writing fluency, and picks up where our award-winning software, the Read, Write &Type Learning System leaves off. After successfully completing Read, Write & Type!, most 6-7 year-olds are able to write any word they can say. But they may not spell them all correctly, because they need to know a bit more about spelling conventions and about how words are constructed in English. This is where Wordy Qwerty comes in. In 20 consecutive lessons, woven together with fun-to-play games and delightful songs that will stay in their heads. "-Taken from website

That is the description provided by the company. As a parent all I can say is that my 3rd grade DD really enjoys this program. She has been doing the Read, Write & Type program through her schooling so this was an enjoyable continuation to her. She likes the games and the stories that you write. It takes a child level by level to learn the spelling rules in game form. The program is self correcting in that, for example, your child is given a story to write. If she forgets she can click on a "mouth icon" that repeats what needs to be typed or reminds her of her finger positions. She controls the amount of hint she gets by clicking when she needs it. We liked this because some of the games we have played in the past kept repeating and repeating instructions and this was very annoying. My only hesitation is that while my daughter enjoys this program and it is very instructional, we find it hard to be consistent in getting on the computer to use the program. My suggestion would be if you are trying to teach typing this is a great program. I would put into your schooling schedule so that you can use it consistently.

The Six Steps to Reading and Writing Fluency with Wordy Qwerty.


Macintosh Hardware Requirements:
  • Mac: OS9 with CarbonLib or OSX
Windows Hardware Requirements:

  • Windows: 98, SE, 2000, XP
Also requires QuickTime 6 (included) or greater

Any products reviewed by me as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew have been given to me free of charge in order for me to provide you with an honest review of the product and/or how I used the product within my family. I do not receive any other form of compensation for the reviews posted on this blog.

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