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Friday, May 20, 2011

TOS Review: Wordy Qwerty

One of our first products that we reviewed this year was Read, Write, and Type from Talking Fingers.  Well, this time we were given the opportunity to review the sequel to Read, Write, and Type and it is called Wordy Qwerty.

Wordy Qwerty is recommended for 7-9 year olds and takes them through the next steps of reading and writing fluency. It picks up where the Read, Write & Type Learning System leaves off.
After successfully completing Read, Write & Type!, most 6-7 year olds are able to write any word they can say but they may not spell them all correctly.  This is where Wordy Qwerty comes in with games, songs and fun to help aid in reading and writing fluency.

It includes 20 lessons...

  1. Silent E
  2. Sounds of C
  3. Sounds of G
  4. J or DGE
  5. W or WH
  6. C or K
  7. CK or K
  8. CKS or X
  9. CH or TCH
  10. LL, SS, FF, ZZ
  11. OI or OY
  12. VE Words
  13. Double Consonants
  14. Doubling rule
  15. ER, IR, OR, UR, EAR
  16. I Before E
  17. Plurals: Add ES
  18. Plurals: Y to IES
  19. Plurals: F to VES
  20. Open Syllables
Each of the above 20 lessons contain 6 steps that your child will complete in order to gain reading and writing fluency.

1. Patterns

Here children will practice their spelling. If they need assistance, helping hands Qwerty and Midi are there to help!

2. Karaoke

Here you find songs about each of the spelling rules.

3. Recycler

Here students will find lots of rhyming words - real and unreal.  The student will try to see which ones are real using the recycler.

4. Pop-a-Word

Here the children try to pop the balloons with the correct words on them.  This was Sarah's favorite!

5. Write Stories

Here the student will type the stories they see.  They then will type a dictated sentence.  The more they can do all of these activities without help, the more points the acquire.

6. Read Stories

Here students read a short story and try to fill in the blanks with the correct missing word.

You can see a demonstration of the Silent E lesson here.

Wordy Qwerty is available in an online subscription for 1 user for $25.00.  The subscription lasts for five years. If you have more than 1 user, the subscription goes up.  See here for more details and also Cd's available.  You can also save 20% by signing up for their email newsletter!

Would our family purchase this product?  Just like the results for Read, Write, and Type, we found that Wordy Qwerty was another favorite for our house!  And the price is really awesome for a five year subscription!  So, YES!


Don't forget to check out what my fellow crewmates thought of Wordy Qwerty.  

**Disclaimer:  I received a free trial of this curriculum in exchange for my review.  The opinions here are my honest and true evaluation!

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