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Monday, February 6, 2012

Product Review: See N Spell/ See N Read

See-N-Spell is an innovative program designed to increase spelling skills and build vocabulary. The 40-page booklet contains over 300 of the most commonly used words in the American English Language. All you need to know is the first letter of the word! Easy and effective!

The book is divided into three easily accessible sections:

 Most Commonly Used Vocabulary Words
 Commonly Misspelled Words
 My Special Interest Words

The philosophy behind this program is that writers often limit the words they use because they are unable to spell them correctly. Their written vocabulary is hindered due to this. I know from personal experience how frustrating it can be to not be able to adequately portray my feelings because I am not able to correctly spell the words I want to use. I am a horrible speller, and I keep a dictionary close by the computer. The problem with the dictionary is that sometimes I don't know enough of the letters to find the word I want in it. See-N-Spell solves this problem for me. With just 40 pages, I can easily locate the words I want~ if they are in the book.

I kept the book by the computer to use for my many spelling mistakes. I found that the majority of the time the word I was looking for was in the book. When the word wasn't, my second choice of word usually was.

After I was doing trying out the book, I placed it in James' writing binder for him to reference as he writes. He is the only one of my children that is currently in a serious writing program. He excited to see a small book rather than the monstrous dictionary I usually make him use! The book was so helpful for him in finding his -ly adverbs and checking his spelling.

See-N-Spell can be bought on the See-N-Read Website for only $9.99! What an amazing price for such a great reference tool!

As an added bonus I was also given the See-N-Read tool. This tool is designed for readers of any age who skip lines, have trouble focusing, fatigued readers, and readers with comprehension issues.

Although Isaac is not my newest reader, it can be very tiring to listen to him read aloud. He loses his focus and often trails off before the end of a sentence, or will skip a line and not notice. The See-N-Read tool was very easy to use and he took to it immediately!

I was amazed at how quickly this helped him to slow down and read every word! We would use it for part of the reading, and he would read wonderfully for the remainder of the lesson. I was impressed with how much better he could interpret the material after his slower and complete reading. Plus, making less mistakes allowed him to gain confidence over reading tougher material! Double bonus!

The See-N-Read tool comes in two different sizes and can be bought in a variety of combinations for $2.99 and up on the See-N-Read Website.

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Group, I received these products free of charge in exchange for an honest review on this blog. I received no other compensation.

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