Heartsoft Literacy Skillset
Reinforce the essential skills that your classroom needs with this 14 title skillset which covers beginning reading, keyboarding,and consonant skills to upper elementary reading comprehension, vocabulary, English, parts of speech, spelling, synonyms, homonyms, antonyms, and more!
The Heartsoft Literacy SkillSet is a coordinated bundle of 14 titles (21 programs) intended specifically for reinforcement of classroom teaching on the core skills needed to achieve literacy.
Unlimited Site License - as many computers as needed per site.
14 Titles (21 programs) - provides a wide range of activities for the best value possible
K - 6 coverage with hundreds of literacy lessons.
Voice Instructions - guide students through each program.
Positive reinforcement - via both audio and video.
Comprehensive Teacher's Manual
Curriculum - based, Classroom Proven
Heartsoft's software development philosophy is to concentrate on curriculum content, with the graphics playing a secondary role. Graphics should assist with the learning process, not overpower or dominate it. Overuse of graphics results in a "game" or "entertainment" experience rather than a learning experience. Additionally, our content is designed to be a companion to the classroom experience, not a replacement for it. Our goal is to provide a well-conceived, well-executed, affordable tool to the teacher.....a tool which is designed to maximize on the strengths of the computer to reinforce and augment classroom teaching.
"Basic programs for basic skills".
Review Heartsoft's Curriculum Integration Chart to discover how the Literacy SkillSet programs may be integrated with your classroom curriculum.
Titles in the SkillSet
This early learning software classic has delighted thousands of first time readers! This entertaining program helps students bridge the gap between picture association and reading words with the beloved sidekick "The Cactus Kid". He lassos pictures which students are matching with requested new words. Matching and Consonants.
You can boost your classroom's reading ability with this excellent comprehension program. Develop and strengthen reading comprehension skills with lessons on main idea, topic sentence, definition, plurals, roots, look alike words and more. Reading Comprehension comes with 160 easy edit features which allow you to add and customize even more lessons! (Grades 3 - 6)
Spelling was never this fun before! Combining two time-tested spelling techniques, FLASH SPELLING and SPELLING in CONTEXT, this series has over 1000 words and sentences in a fun graphic setting. Comes also with simple edit features so you can add your own words! (Grades 2 - 6)
Skill Builders English
This wonderful drill and practice series is packed with hundreds of english lessons which target NOUNS, VERBS, PARTS of SPEECH, VOCABULARY, and much more. You can edit, print lessons on paper for homework, print lessons with answers for study guides, and add your own as well! (Grades 3 - 6)
Learn the eight parts of speech in the context of a sentence and in word form. This 2 program series makes learning sentence structure and reading in context a blast. A must for literacy and reading comprehension ability. Edit features included. (Grades 3 - 6)
The Bubblegum Machine is a vocabulary-building program using a brilliant gumball machine. It enhances rhyming and is an essential part of learning to read, write and communicate. Building words from other words also challenges students for hours.
A commonly used classroom drill with words hidden in a grid of letters. Comes with numerous built-in word lists: NUMBERS, TREES, COMPUTERS, ANIMALS, STATES, PRESIDENTS, CAPITALS and more. Can be used to enhance any area of study.
Electric Coloring Book
EARLY LEARNING! Children can learn the alphabet, numbers, and new words while coloring interesting pictures. This is an excellent introductory program for first time computer users and it shows them the basics on beginning keyboarding skills in an easy and familiar setting.
Designed after the classic letter guessing game. Six categories are built into Spinner's Choice with editing features that make adding new words and phrases very easy. Perfect for vocabulary-enrichment drill and practice. It is also a novel way to drill on science terms or history topics. Unlimited applications.
Billiards N Homonyms
This versatile and effective three title series features an animated billiards table which presents either Homonym, Synonym, or Antonym pairs for students to learn in context with an appropriate sentence. Each title comes with over 200 pairs of 'nyms'. Excellent language arts tool!