Spelling Blaster CD-ROM

Spelling Blaster CD-ROM

# 030039

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Item #: 030039
Grades: 1-4

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Spelling drills can be boring, but make them into a computer game and suddenly kids will be begging to do them! This CD-ROM is full of games that provide spelling review and practice in a fun way. In a futuristic world, three creatures are vacationing on Planet Islandia when the mayor begs them to help him solve a local crime. Mumblers are stealing books, and it's up to the three pals to discover which Mumbler has taken which book. To get clues about the identity of the Mumbler, players travel to other islands, looking for clues. To actually "find" a clue, players must pass levels by conquering all the words in a word list (usually from the same word families). Players must fill in blanks, spell whole words, recognize spelling patterns and word families, use phonics and rhyming words, edit misspelled words, and unscramble jumbled words. But they don't just sit there typing words; players must shoot letter balls out of cannons, spell words correctly to cross a troll-guarded bridge, and complete other fun and action-packed activities to progress. Once players pass a level, they get a clue about the Mumbler, like what kind of hat he wore, the color of his shirt, etc. At the end, they'll be able to use the clues to select from many different Mumblers and find the culprit. It's a pretty fun game, with three different islands to explore as you're attaining clues. There's a word editor, so you can even add your own unique words to the game, though with 140 spelling lists, 29 storybooks, word puzzles, and over 1700 words, the game covers all the beginning words and word families that new spellers usually cover. Several players can store their progress at a time, so the game is good for more than one student. This is definitely a game worth checking out if you're having trouble getting your child excited about spelling. System requirements: Windows: Vista, XP, Pentium II 266 MHz or higher, 128 MB RAM, 100 MB free hard disk space, 16x CD-ROM drive; Macintosh: OS X, 10.1.5-10.4.10, 8.6-9.2.2, G3 233 MHz or faster processor, 64 MB RAM (128 MB for OS X), 100 MB free hard disk space. ~Rachel

Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade Start
1
Grade End
4
EAN
798936836885
Format
Other
Brand Name
Knowledge Adventure
Weight
0.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
5.0" x 5.75" x 0.25"
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Possible Dyslexic Child needing more engaging curriculum and not on internet
Juanita B on Jul 30, 2020
I'm hoping this is similar to Math Blasters which I played back in the day when the school had one computer that got pushed from room to room. Ha! Memories.:)
dana m on Jan 6, 2020
Possible Dyslexic Child needing more engaging curriculum and not on internet
Juanita B on Jul 30, 2020
We had to replace another copy of this that apparently developed a virus. The kids loved playing it though and have begged for me to replace the original copy.
Gracia W on Apr 29, 2020
I'm hoping this is similar to Math Blasters which I played back in the day when the school had one computer that got pushed from room to room. Ha! Memories.:)
dana m on Jan 6, 2020
We had to replace another copy of this that apparently developed a virus. The kids loved playing it though and have begged for me to replace the original copy.
Gracia W on Apr 29, 2020
Would this program work on a New HP Laptop computer?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It ran on our HP but only with the cd inserted. I tossed in the donate pile however because the background music is so annoying. It shows misspelled words to fix.
does this meet any leaning standards?
A shopper on Jan 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is an older program (please note system requirements) and does not include any specific learning standards other than the very general "Master Spelling Skills for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades."
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