1. Patterns - In this activity, your child will sort a list of words into two categories. Here they will begin to notice a pattern for the spelling rule being taught.
Here is a 6 minute video which will take you on a tour of Wordy Qwerty.
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If you have younger students, be sure to check out Read, Write, and Type! Learning System which is designed for K-3 students. This is the first program from Talking Fingers, Inc. and will prepare your younger children for Wordy Qwerty. If you aren't convinced yet that Wordy Qwerty is a unique and fun learning program and that your child will love it, click HERE for a FREE Demo usage of the first lesson.
"Wordy Qwerty is pretty cool. It was kind of easy for me, but I think it would be good for a kid that was about age 8. I liked that there were different things to do and one of my favorites was the stories because one of them sounded just like a book I read called Eragon. I got bored, but I think it was because it was easy for me. If I were younger I think I would like it a lot more. I think my cousin would really like it. He will be 8 in October"
Since Matthew is 11, I thought I would try Wordy Qwerty out on a couple of our younger friends. Lukas, age 6 tried it. It was much too challenging for him. I think Read, Write, and Type! would have been a better fit for him. Molly, age 7 tried it. She loved it and it had just enough challenge for her where it wasn't too frustrating. She really liked the rhyming songs in particular.
There were only a couple of aspects of the program that we didn't like. There were times when we wished we could skip over the songs. I realize that they are a valuable aspect of the learning process, however, some children may not like this part. Matthew found them annoying and would turn off the volume when they came on. He even walked away a couple of times until it was over. Also, we had an issue with our computer freezing up when the program would begin. It was random, but happened pretty regularly. Tech support couldn't pinpoint why this was happening. I have a pretty new computer and I don't experience that with any other program I have. It was more of annoyance then anything and wouldn't have deterred me from using the program if it suited Matthew better.