Marie's Words: Picture Words -- In a Flash!

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  • Reviewed on Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • Grades Used: 6th
  • Dates used: 2012
After trying several solid spelling programs, I was giving up on spelling for my daughter. She struggled with spelling because she is a right brain learner (visual) and has dyslexia (struggle with reading, not writing). At a homeschool conference, I picked up Marie's Words as a last ditch effort. I can now say that she truly loves spelling and is doing fantastic! Each week she learns 5 new words, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms. One side of the card shows a picture. Here is an example of a word that I didn't even know (so I am learning too). Example: solipsistic (spelling word) showed a drawing of the earth and a person standing on top of it. The back of card tells the definition: (adj.) believing that oneself is all that exists, Sentence: Solipsistic people do not realize that they depend on others to exist. synonyms: egoistic, self -absorption antonyms: benevolent, philanthropic

For my daughter who is a left brain learner (logical, linear thinking), this spelling program didn't work. It does help to know what kind of learner (right or left) your child is and if they are visual then this could be a perfect match for them!