By Stairways Software
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This is a program I wrote for my kids to quickly and easily learn the most common English words. By spending just a few minutes a day you can work through these early words to give your child a quick start at reading.
The program can handle multiple children (even an entire class), and tracks each child’s progress showing which words that child has mastered and more frequently prompting them with words that have not yet been memorised.
Over 1700 words are included, including those in the popular Dolch Word List, internally ordered from easiest to hardest so that the easier words are offered early, and further grouped into 5 levels to avoid overwhelming the student and to enhance the sense of progress.
You can also generate a nice looking report of the child’s current status, showing words they know, words they are still working on, and words that they haven’t been tested on yet.
What's New in Version 1.1
Version 1.1 breaks the words into five levels allowing the student to progress through levels. This improves the feeling of accomplishment and can avoid the student feeling overwhelmed by having 1700 words to learn.
For 10 bucks I really expected quite a lot more. The program displays the word, and the instructor indicates wether the child knew it or not. This program simply assesses knowledge. It does not provide any instruction. I'll be requesting a refund.