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Words Rock Version 2

by Edalive
Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Develops spelling skills, grammar and punctuation know-how
  • Fun for ages 5 to 15+ drawing from over 3,200 word activities across 16 levels
  • Correlated to the curriculum of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland
  • Simple, kid-friendly animated interface that enhances self-directed learning
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  • Platform:    Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B003KG9ZWA
  • Release Date: 21 Jun 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,942 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Words Rock v2

Get word-smart!

The Words Rock v2 Logo

Overview

Build word power, spelling skills and grammar know-how with Words Rock! It's BATTLESHIP meets the Super Slugs!

You're a street-smart Freak Seeker on the trail of the devious, slippery Super Slugs in this bounty-hunting free-for-all. But there's one small problem ... they can make themselves invisible! Complete word skills activities to search the streets with your cool Freak Seeking gear. With a bit of luck (and a few cool gadgets up your sleeve) you'll outsmart the other Freak Seekers, track down the most Slugs and become the number one Slug Buster!

  • Suitable for ages 5 to 15+
  • Based on the classic board game, Battleship
  • Play independently OR with others using the unique multiplayer mode: up to four players of diverse abilities can set their own level and compete with an equal chance of winning. Let the fun begin!
  • Pandemonium reigns as you play against the computer or with up to 3 others
  • Each player competes at their own literacy level, so every player has a real chance of winning. Match Grandma's grammar against 6 year-old Vanessa's vocab and 15 year-old Sam's spelling!
  • Vary the gameplay to your level and interest by choosing either the Basic Game (small board without gadgets) or the Advanced Game (larger board with gadgets)
  • Elements of chance and strategy mean any player can win
  • Buy cool gadgets to do sneaky things to other players, like searching five squares at once with the Scatter Search gadget, or grabbing a Restricted Zone gadget to make other players keep their distance

Screenshots

Screenshots of Words Rock

Educational Content

The Correlation Matrix Overview

Words Rock uses a carefully crafted progression of activities to develop word power, spelling skills and punctuation know-how, and delves into the nitty-gritty of how to grow word-smart kids. New concepts are introduced gradually, extending students at their own pace.

  • Students choose an appropriate starting level and then advance at their own pace through over 3,200 activities across 16 progressive levels to build solid literacy foundations
  • Grows spelling skills by exploring the building blocks of words
  • Grows word power (including idioms, clichés, word roots, borrowings from other languages, archaic expressions, alliteration, connectives, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, onomatopoeia, collective nouns, metaphors, similes, puns, tautology, irony and hyperbole)
  • Grows grammar & punctuation know-how
  • Includes a broad range of interactive activities for all learning styles. Question types include word problems, multiple-choice questions and much more!
  • Great for both group work and individual learning, in the classroom or at home
  • Supports and strengthens learning by giving constant positive feedback
  • Wide range of content from pre-literacy activities for young learners to advanced activities difficult enough to challenge adults

Correlated to the language curricula of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. For detailed correlations, go to edalive.com/curriculum.

Features

One of the characters from Words Rock v2
  • Powerful administration and user-management features that can track the results of up to 10 users
  • Simple, kid-friendly animated interface that enhances self-directed learning
  • Customise user profiles with a huge range of cool user icons
  • Monitors each child's progress using smart record keeping for the targeting of individual needs for extension and revision
  • Fine-tuned educational content with large window sizes, and drag-and-drop and snap-to functionality for ease of use
  • Ability level set according to age
  • Concentrate on areas needing attention with Questions Only mode
  • Search for specific questions by number or title
  • Customisable for individual players by setting the ability level and individually enabling or disabling the different content categories
  • Display, export and print detailed user statistics
  • Create and allocate different content settings for each user
  • Save time with Integrated User Lists*

    * EdAlive's IUL (Integrated User List) technology streamlines the integration of user data with other EdAlive Version 2 titles, including BRAINtastic, Ultimate Maths Invaders, Volcanic Panic, Baggin' the Dragon, and Typing Tournament - kids' profiles created in one title will automatically be available in the others (does not work with Version 1 of these titles)

Multiple Award Winning Software with Cross-Platform Compatibility

Multiple Award Winning Software with Cross-Platform Compatibility

Backward compatible and future proof:

  • Microsoft Windows

    Complies with Microsoft Application Standards to give maximum compatibility with Windows operating systems and servers, including Windows XP Service Pack 2, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Servers 2003 and 2008

  • Apple Macintosh

    Supplied in Universal Binary to ensure maximum forward compatibility with all Macintosh systems, from OSX 10.4.11 and later*

    * Version 1 used the PowerPC emulator "Rosetta". Rosetta emulation is slower and more error-prone when compared to Universal Binary, and is provided by Apple to support older, non-standard software

Multiple award winning software

  • National Parenting Center - Seal of Approval
  • AIIA Awards - Education and Training
  • EDDIE Awards - Early Elementary Language
  • BESSIE Awards - Middle School Language Arts

About EdAlive

Since 1987, EdAlive has been helping parents and teachers instil the love of learning in their children through educating, motivating and rewarding software, and has grown to be one of the world's leading publishers of educational software for primary aged children.

The EdAlive range consists of over 50 powerful titles that motivate kids to learn through fun. Over the past few years EdAlive has won over 60 awards and endorsements recognising the quality of its software. The flexible educational content and customisable user settings allow parents to target their child's learning needs.

EdAlive software is real learning fully integrated with addictive fun!

Box Contains

PC CD ROM

Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slugs rock 26 Sep 2010
By S. Hammond VINE VOICE
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After trying out another game is this range my kids were very excited to try this slug busting word game.

It is a bit like playing battleships, but you can all see the same board, so once an opponent has discovered a slug you all have a chance of destroying it. You are faced with word challenges along the way and these can all be taylored made to each individuals needs. (So an even playing field is set out amongst older and younger siblings)

Very enjoyable and as long as your child has some basic reading ability they can play along quite happily, my cheeky 6 year old stopped reading the questions to his 4 year old sister so she didn't do so well if i wasn't sat beside her. The 15+ level is a fun element for adults to join in with the kids.

I would consider purchasing further programs in the future.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well intentioned 26 Aug 2010
By P. M. Fernandez VINE VOICE
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We're heading out of "educational software" territory now, and over the course of the years, we've spent a fair amount of time and money on software that we hoped would make our children into prodigies in one area or another. To be honest, they just don't work that well.

The trouble is there are two objectives that are pretty difficult to reconcile. The first is education - passing on a body of information to a (usually reluctant) student. The second is entertainment - providing a distracting activity that ... well, put simply, doesn't feel like education. When presented like that, it's fairly easy to see that it is a bit of a hiding to nothing to try and write entertaining educational software.

My son (13) installed and ran this package, which is targeted at 5-15 year olds (KS1-3). His reaction to it was that he thought the gameplay was unlikely to hold the attention of people outside the age range of 5-10. It claims a wide variety of tasks, but he said he felt they were fundamentally repetitive. My younger daughter (9) said that she didn't find it terribly interesting, either.

Sorry, it feels bad to write off a whole category of well-intentioned endeavour, but there you go!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for reluctant learners 24 Dec 2010
For young students who are reluctant to leave their computers and DS's, this program is very useful. Practice while they continue to 'play'.
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