Read, Write, & Type is an online program that is based on research. It is a multi-subject program that works on phonics, spelling, punctuation, word processing, and keyboard skills. The target age group is 6-8 year olds with special attention to ESL students or those with learning disabilities.
|All the kids wold snuggle up and watch as Sebastian played through his daily work at Talking Fingers Inc.|
|Top is the main screen Sebastian is working on.|
Bottom is one of the games. This game get you to type in either the first, middle, or last sound of a word.
Each day he would sign on, learn a letter, play a game, and move through the lessons in a story fashion. The games were all different, but they would all incorporate reading, spelling, keyboarding, and usually a song.
What did we like?
- He could use this on his own without my interference.
- No planning on my part.
- Fun songs and graphics.
- The kids liked to do it together.
- Review for Kaelyn, even though she wasn't the active participant.
- The parent area allows you to see the progress through the levels.
What didn't we like?
- Sebastian thought it was a little below him. He is on the upper range of who they suggest for this product.
- Sometimes it was hard to pry the younger kids away from the computer.
Who would benefit from this program?I think, as soon as a child can start piecing together words, they can start using this program. Instead of Sebastian, I would like to have Kaelyn use this program because it would be a great review for her reading skills, introduce her to spelling and keyboarding skills, and give her many opportunities to fine tune her language arts skills while being a fun outlet for her to use after her school work is complete. I can also see the benefits of this program if you child has learning disabilities. The built-in review and gentle leveling make it appropriate for students with an ESL as well.
Read, Write & Type is an online subscription. You can buy licenses for each user you want to have access to the program. Each license lasts for five years!
1 user $35
2 users $55
3 users $70
4 users $85
5 users $100