Grades 2-4, Inclusion
Students take their literacy skills to the next level as they advance through the rewarding activities in Word Track, the third program in the Track Series. Switch users, young students, and learners of all ages with specific learning needs will make important progress as they practice spelling words in the context of 180 sentences. As with Alphabet Track and Spell Track, Word Track provides learners with a non-threatening environment in which to practice key spelling strategies at their own pace. Clear audio support and fully configurable teacher options are just some of the features that make this software so effective and easy- to-use.
The 180 sentences included in the program are arranged in order of increasing phonic complexity, and teachers may choose the sentences for each session as well as print a report of each student's progress. As the student begins the activities, a sentence is shown on the screen and simultaneously spoken by the audio. Once the sentence disappears, the student tracks it by clicking to circle, in order, the correct words from among a string of other words. The appropriate punctuation mark must also be tracked. Finally, students type the sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation. As a reward, the program colors in and animates an illustration shown with the sentence.
The program is easily individualized for each learner through the teacher options. For example, teachers may set the length of time that each sentence is shown on the screen or even choose to have the sentences always remain on-screen for learners with difficulty with memory. A workbook full of photocopiable activity sheets, sold separately, is also available with the CD-Rom.
The activities in Word Track help students develop the following skills: � Visual discrimination � Proof reading. � Reading and spelling of high frequency words and words prone to letter-order mistakes. � The use of the 'look, say, remember, type, check' spelling strategy. � Keyboard awareness and typing skills. � Grammar skills such as punctuation and capitalization.
Win 95-XP,Pentium 133 MHz, 32MB RAM, sound card
Mac OSX compatible
� ESL Bundle
� On Track Reading Series
� Reading First Bundle
� Spell Track
� Word Track Wordbook