Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Well, I must admit that I was not sure if I am the right person to review this product. You see the curriculum we have been using for Spelling, is not the typical type of Spelling Curriculum. Our children take daily spelling tests. Tests that I do not have them study for. And then they correct themselves.


However, what I have found, that even though we do not use the typical method for spelling, this program is a perfect fit. You see, I have 5 children. And we do our spelling program together. However, I have one son, that has many special needs and he moves at a much slower pace than the rest of the children.

Now, here is where we come to Spellquizzer. What exactly is Spellquizzer? Spellquizzer is a software program that you load onto your computer. With this program you can either add spelling words manually or you can import premade spelling lists.

Once you have your list loaded, you can record yourself saying the word. For us, the way our program is set up, you say the word, use it in a sentence and say the word again. You would do this for the entire list.

Typically your child would use this to study for their weekly spelling tests. However, we used this program for our special needs learner. He was able to sit down and take his test, and not worry about his siblings. Also, he struggles with writing, and this way, when he hears the word, he types it in.
When the word is incorrect it shows him the correct spelling and then moves onto the next word. Exactly what we do in our regular spelling class.

This program has helped my son feel independent in ways that he has been unable to do previously.

Now, while I did not use this program as it was designed, I see the benefit to this program. Especially if you have more than one child needing help with spelling words. This frees you up, and teaches them to study independently. Yes, there is some work involved in getting it set up, however, I found that it was not difficult, and the benefits far out weigh the time it takes to set it up.

Now let's get down to the brass tacks of it all... you can go to www.spellquizzer.com and sign up for a free one month trial. Also, they have video demos available for you to check out, to help teach you how to use the program.  If you find that it is a good fit, then the price is a one time fee of $29.95.  Which I think is a great price for something that you will be able to continue to use for one are more of your students.

Please visit www.spellquizzer.com and try out this unique product.


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