SOFTWARE HELPS STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS MEET NATIONAL WRITING STANDARDS
East Dorset, VT. June 2, 2003— How does a teacher turn the moans and groans of apprehensive
children into the cheers and giggles of enthusiastic grammar experts?
The answer may be discovered in the SuperSpell Grammar
Series. These 2 programs combine systematic, focused
exercises with a splash of fun, making grammar a hit with elementary,
middle school, and ESL students.
With over 190 activities in the SuperSpell
Grammar Series, young writers will dive into focused grammar exercises with enthusiasm.
Funny, high-quality graphics bring students to the beach
as they click-and-drag to complete sentences and answer questions.
An animated game teeming with beach crabs, sharks, and jellyfish
rewards students when they accumulate the required number of points.
Teachers today are feeling increasing pressure to teach
the essential skills students need to communicate effectively in
the English language. The
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), otherwise known
as “The Nation’s Report Card,” has set writing achievement levels
for all students in American schools.
By the fourth grade, according to the NAEP standards, students
must meet the most basic requirement of being able to “demonstrate
sufficient command of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization
to communicate to the reader.”
The same Hoopers family with whom students have practiced
spelling in SuperSpell: A Day at the Beach enlivens the screens
of Grammar 1 and 2, inviting students to earn points as they
complete each brief exercise.
1 covers a host of important
grammar topics, including: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs,
verbs, prepositions, articles, conjunctions, punctuation, phrases,
clauses, and sentences. Students
read sentences and fill in missing blanks by clicking and dragging,
and accumulate points for each correct answer.
Some lessons require students to choose correct punctuation,
while others focus on topics such as subject-verb agreement or the
construction of compound sentences. Students start with a menu of main topics,
and then select from a list of lessons designed to strengthen their
grasp on the mechanics of the English language. The entire program is extremely user-friendly,
allowing students to easily navigate from one screen to the next.
In Grammar 2, students practice working with
parts of speech, punctuation, sentence structure, and grammar usage.
This CD also includes extensive teacher notes, as well as
320 worksheets that can be reproduced for classroom or homework
use. Teachers will
love the “Teacher Tools” on both CD’s in the series, as this feature
allows teachers to create and manage classes and print student results
from the main menu screen.
SuperSpell Grammar Series is the most comprehensive
program of its kind on the market, and its success will be measured
by the high marks that will appear on the report cards of students
and their schools as they meet and exceed national writing standards.
Teachers have realized that a systematic approach
to grammar lessons works best, and that students benefit greatly
from repeated opportunities to practice specific skills.
By turning drill-type lessons into games, Grammar 1 and
2 succeed in keeping students’ attention while helping them
to reinforce essential grammar skills.
Strong graphical and audio reinforcement offer encouragement
along the way. As soon as each activity is completed,
students may click the “Check” button in order to discover immediately
which answers are correct and which need to be revisited. Each screen also includes a button which,
when clicked, provides a quick explanation of the grammar topic
being covered, along with relevant examples.
PC: Win 95+, P-200, 64 Mb RAM
Mac: System 7.6.1+, 100 MHz, 64 Mb RAM
Sold separately, the single unit price of SuperSpell
Grammar 1 and 2 is $79.95 (each)
Multi-pack and site license pricing is available.
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Tool Factory, Inc.
Factory conducted an exhaustive search for unique educational software
in various markets around the globe. Their flagship product line
consists of 26 educational software tools, which were hand-picked
for their innovative contribution to computer-based learning. To
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an extensive range of curriculum titles throughout North America.
Their second catalog launches with 127 CD-ROM products, many of
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Hooper’s Multimedia was started by 2 classroom teachers
with backgrounds in literacy development, information systems and
multimedia design. Over the last four years Hooper’s has sold their
extremely successful SuperSpell software package to over half of
the Australian schools.