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ZOOM Phonics, Reading & Writing
Excelerator
Sold Out (Win95/98/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Retail) (EXCELPHDR)

Publisher: TOPICS Entertainment

Ages 5-10

Ratings:

from Discovery School

Improve Kids Reading and Writing Fast

Teachers agree, learning is easy when you're having fun. This four disc set of premium software titles combines fun with proven educational principles to provide children the spark they need to access a world of knowledge. Phonics, Reading and Writing Excelerator will teach your child the fundamentals expected if them to excel at these critical subjects. Packed with more than 30 individual lessons and over 200 activities, his educational suite delivers endless hours of exciting learning adventures. Each program is uniquely designed to help first time and beginning readers with basic skill sets, while reinforcing key concepts and providing more advanced creative writing lessons for intermediate students. Including activities that adjust to your child's current skill level, these lessons will continue to challenge and fulfill children's needs as they improve. Your child will grown with confidence as they master upper and lowercase letters, phonics, word formation, sentence structure, and creative composition.

Phonics, Reading and Writing Excelerator is the most complete collection of reading and writing software on the market today. It contains only those titles that have been highly rated by accredited reviewers and experts in the field. Compare Phonics, Reading and Writing Excelerator to any other product in its category and we're sure you'll agree, this is simply the finest software available for teaching your kids on the computer.

Let's Go Read! 1 An Island Adventure

Travel to a magical island filled with walking, talking letters! Let's Go Read 1: An Island Adventure takes kids on an interactive journey where they'll encounter key topics like letter recognition, pronunciation, spelling, and problem solving. Providing an amusing game format that includes creative activities such as puzzles and interactive books, this CD-ROM will keep kids entertained while they study. With the encouragement of helpful characters, they will quickly and confidently advance through lessons. Including easy to follow instructions and engaging storylines, kids will stay focused, fascinated and motivated to learn.

Includes:

  • Upper and lowercase letters
  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Memory Skills
  • Interactive Books

Let's Go Read! 2 An Ocean Adventure

Reinforce basic principles learned in An Island Adventure with another fascinating exploration that tackles more advanced reading skills. Kelly the squirrel and Robby the raccoon will guide your children on this new, entertaining quest through the ocean in search of exhilarating reading activities. Swimming with yellow puffer fish, spirited sea horses, an electrifying eel and many more captivating characters. Let's Go Read! 2 An Ocean Adventure, focuses on the fundamental principles of reading while building more complex cognitive skills. Including colorful graphics, entertaining storylines and encouraging feedback from their newfound ocean friends, children will quickly master strong reading and problem solving abilities while having fun.

Includes:

  • Phonics
  • Blends
  • Sentences
  • Interactive Books
  • Word structure

Imagination Express: Destination Ocean

Let the fascinating creatures and breathtaking terrain of the sea inspire your child to dive into the rewarding world of creative writing. With Destination Ocean, an entertaining, theme-focused educational resource, children can compose their own interactive books complete with music, full motion animations, colorful sea settings and narrations. With a fact book and story ideas that help children get started, they will be inspired to create compositions that will improve their writing and critical thinking skills. Adjusting to individual writing abilities, this program is perfect for beginning or intermediate levels and can be used repeatedly as children improve.

Includes:

  • Story ideas
  • Fact book
  • Sample E Book
  • Narrating feature
  • Movie tools
  • Over 100 settings and characters
  • Music and full motion graphics

Imagination Express: Destination Pyramids

Travel around the globe to unearth sacred artifacts, discover lost civilizations, reveal astounding burial treasures, and decode ancient writings. With the Destination Pyramids CD-ROM, there's no limit to the amazing adventures children can imagine and create. With authentic music, descriptive characters, full motion animations, and stunning settings, kids will write their own interactive books while cultivating invaluable composition and critical thinking skills. With fact sources that delve into the history of the pyramids, and story ideas to spark the imagination, children will not only be encouraged to write, but will quickly develop the skills needed to succeed throughout their educational career.

Includes:

  • Over 100 settings and characters
  • Music and full motion graphics
  • Story ideas
  • Fact book
  • Sample E-book
  • Narrating feature
  • Movie tools

Requirements:

Win95/98/Me/2000/XP: 486/66 MHz (Pentium recommended), 50 MB free hard disk drive, 16 MB RAM, 640 x 480 x 256 graphics, 2x CD-ROM drive, sound card, mouse and keyboard.

Macintsoh: System 7.5 or higher, 68040 or PowerPC, 15 MB hard disk, 12 MB RAM, 13" or larger monitor - 256 or more colors, 2x CD-ROM drive, mouse, keyboard.

Reviews:

Discovery School

"This software package bundles four previously released programs designed to develop language arts skills. The "stars" of the package are two learn-to-read programs, Let's Go Read! An Island Adventure and Let's Go Read! 2 An Ocean Adventure. Both titles are carefully sequenced, comprehensive programs that can be very effective at teaching kids the building blocks of reading. Children complete activities that use both phonics and whole language approaches to learning to read. They interact with the programs by talking into a microphone (which is optional), and earn interactive storybooks with reading levels that closely match their budding skills."

"Although repetition is an important element in any good reading program, the main flaw of the Let's Go Read titles is that they don't adjust to a child's performance. As a result, kids who have mastered specific skills are forced to work through these exercises before they can advance in the adventure. The most exciting aspect of the programs is their speech recognition engine. Children thoroughly enjoy the power they have to eradicate clouds and pop bubbles using only their voice - what a novel reward for their reading efforts!"



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