Wordy Qwerty, by Talking Fingers, is an computer based program to help students ages 7-10 develop fluency in their reading and writing.
There are 20 lessons that include fun games and challenges in which the students are introduced to spelling rules and conventions of the English language.
Having basic typing skills is helpful but not required. I am so thankful we had the opportunity to review this program and use it with my son Caleb. He has struggled with spelling this year and this came just at the right time for him!
The lessons are the right amount of information for him, focusing on one spelling rule at a time, followed by some review from previously lessons. It has already improved his spelling skills and his confidence about what he is writing.
In the program, "Qwerty" and "Midi" (see picture above) are the main character that guide the students through the rules and games. As they move through the lessons they are helping Midi build his music machine. This is a motivation as the students want to see what the machine will look like in the end.
There is also a song for each of the spelling rules to help students remember them.
For the parents the program has a teacher log in section where you can see a detailed progress chart of your students.
There is a free demo for Wordy Qwerty on their website Talking Fingers. And lots of information about their methodology and assessment strategies.
Wordy Qwerty is available on CD Home Edition formart for $35. It is also available as online yearly subscription at different rates. For one student, one year subscription the price is $25
To learn more about Wordy Qwerty, visit their website Talking Fingers.
To read what to other families in the Crew thought of Wordy Qwerty visit the TOS Homeschool Crew Blog Tour.