Spelling Force Version 2
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- Word lists include phonics, frequency, word-building, thematic – even word origins and homonyms
- Flexible gameplay options cater to all ability levels
- Addresses all spelling outcomes contained in the UK National Curriculum
- Featuring 10,000+ word bank graded by experienced teachers
- Each word has an example sentence, misspellings to watch out for plus clear voice recording
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
- Media: CD-ROM
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Spelling Force v2
The complete spelling tutor for home and school! Boost your spelling power!
Four Awesome Games!
Look! Cover! Write! Check! Module
- This module displays the spelling word on screen while the child "looks" at it. The word is then "covered" while the child "writes" the word by typing it from memory. Once complete the spelling is "checked" for correctness
- You can set whether the child or the computer "checks" the correctness of the spelling
- Parents and teachers can vary the amount of time the word displays
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Top Customer Reviews
The games has 10,000 word that it sort in different ways like high frequency and you choose a list of 10 words for my son to learn. He then can choose from 4 different games that uses the choosen 10 words. My son found the games OK to play but not over the moon about them. He found playing the games much more fun and interesting than having to do the traditional paper and pencil way.
One games gradually fades in the words and you type them in and if done in time your get a point. Another game you navigate a spaceship throw the force field that matches the correct spelling of the word that you hear.
Another games you shoot the correct letters for your spoken word then later place the letters in the correct order for that word.
With the last game my son found that having a time limit quite stressful, because there was a large band sound after a certain time to show time was getting by. Then the games would say time had run out. I would rather it was timed rather then you ran out of time. My son needed extra time to think about which letter to put down. With this games I alway do it with him, so that it is not so hard. I think this games would suit an older child and my son would grow into playing this game on his own.
I love the fact that I can enter his school spelling words every Friday and let him play as he learns. I just let him choose any of the games and play them over and over again. I then give him every now and again the spelling test that says the word and he keys the correct spelling.
I find that I really need to be with him while he plays the games to help him sound out the words and keep motivated with the games.Read more ›
The concept of having individual accounts for each child/user is good. The premise of having word games to make spelling more exciting is also good. The verbal instructions were useful (including the ability to switch them off for good readers - even better!!!). The game concepts were good, particularly the one that allowed you to shoot letters.
All of them I think could have been improved with minor tweaks to the sound - a fanfare/or noise to indicate the person has done well/or not. Remember these need to be compared to things like Brain Training which is what the children are used to. The x-ray emergency game did not seem to hold their attention either - I believe in part this was caused by the very dull graphics. The countdown being a timer from 1000 (not very good for a Reception/KS1). Why not have the screen turning red or something like that.
In terms of the variety of word lists I found them extensive, if a little interesting. There may be the feature but I did not come across it the feature to be tested from any one of the 1000 words at each level. It seemed to rely on selecting a list of 10 and then being tested on them.
There is quite a lot to this package, and I think it will get the young ones using the computer, but for the DS/Wii children of an older age I just do not think this will hold their attention.
Overall, it's not bad and pretty decent tool. However, I am a strong believer that writing the spellings down on paper help you remember much quicker than visually seeing them. You can't really beat the old method in doing spellings. As it is scientifically proven that writing and reading helps the memory better than just visually viewing it.
I can't knock the toolset within the spelling force, so definitely 4 stars.
Hannah (9yr neice) had some difficulty with the first sets of words that the program made for her - so I copied the list her teacher gave her for homework into the administrator part of the program. That made it much easier for her because she was learning the same words at school! While she thought the games were fun, she was very eager to tell me that the "subliminal" messages were NOT working! Intrigued I asked what she meant, and she explained that all the games were named after vegitables (like P.E.A.S.=Protective Energised Atmospheric Shield and V.E.G.I.E.S.=Very Expensive Gravity Inducing Energy Sources)) and that she would not be eating more than "her fair share". She must be doing well in Words Rock Version 2 to pick up those words!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son is a good speller but I love anything which continues to challenge him. This package uses a gaming approach to keep the user interested and to get them to progress with... Read morePublished on 11 May 2011 by MartinRG
The ordering of these spelling activities around games is a great way to encourage children to keep learning while they play, and more importantly to progress in their ability in... Read morePublished on 24 Mar. 2011 by Fiona Millar
This software coupled with Word Rock gives you play and learn for those students reluctant to leave their computers and DS's. Read morePublished on 24 Dec. 2010 by Shirley Anne Sherris
This is a lovely programme for any ability. From the easiest to the most difficult it will challenge even a professor. A great opportunity for anyone to improve their spelling. Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2010 by Sally Wilton