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The Co-op welcomes success stories that will help other homeschooling parents decide whether to add WordSmart to their home school curriculum. If you have used WordSmart and would like to contribute a testimonial, please click here.

 

”WordSmart has been AWESOME for my dyslexic and dysgraphia son. He also has aspergers. We used Wordly Wise last year which is a great program, but we tried both the book and online program, and it required too much logic and reasoning and writing that my son struggled with that. WordSmart has been perfect because the games are click and drag, graphics fun, and he looks forward to doing it. The "complete sentence" activity has a pop up window that lists the words so he can see how to spell it to type it in. Only downfall is the definitions may be outdated or too simple, and even sometimes inaccurate. But we love it and will continue to use it, and I believe this program is helping my son to improve his vocabulary overall.”
mo, Co-op Member
”I've used this program to help a couple of my children catch up in their spelling and vocabulary and I was surprised how much progress they made in a short amount of time. I really love this program and it's fun to play. We will continue using this program.”
McGinnis, Co-op Member
”This is a great product for improving vocabulary, using words in a sentence. I really like the way it tests users to assess their current level and provides lessons based on that. This will be suitable for children with all levels of vocab skills. I highly recommend this product.”
Sambasiva A., Co-op Member
”WordSmart is very easy to use. It has reduced the number of "workbooks" since we feel vocabulary is very important. It has helped with spelling and word recognition. My student loves the "game" type activities. This is our third year using WordSmart.”
DBJ, Co-op Member
”I like the set up of the program, with the five sections for review of the words- multiple choice, flash cards, column matching, spelling & space blaster game. My son tested for the higher levels, which I expected as his vocabulary is quite good. We have both learned some interesting new words! What I am disappointed in is that many of the words are not common use words, even at higher vocabulary levels. Some seem to be a bit outdated, and the meanings provided are strict to original usage. Many words have more common place meanings now. While I appreciate the adherence to the original meaning, it can be confusing and frustrating. We are just over halfway through our subscription and have been able to create some interesting and entertaining spelling lists, but I am purchasing a different program and trying a free trial in another to see what else is out there that might better serve our overall needs.”
Tracy S., Co-op Member
”I am using WordSmart with my 11th grader for vocabulary development. He enjoys it and asks to do it! We have tried many different programs in the past and he would get bored with them after a few days; not so with this program.”
Bonnie, Co-op Member
”My children really enjoy this program. They don't realize how much they are learning. We have tried others programs, and some were okay, but this has been more rewarding.”
M. Lewis, Co-op Member
”My children love using WordSmart. They ask to do vocabulary first every day. Last year one of my children was frequently in tears over vocabulary work. This year they excitedly tell me the new words they are learning. I am so happy we found WordSmart and the Co-op price made it comparable to what we were spending on a years worth of workbooks. We won't be going back to the other vocabulary program we were using. I have one auditory learner and one visual learner. This program works well for both of them.”
Mrs. B., Co-op Member
”WordSmart is the most user friendly vocabulary program that we have tried thus far. In fact, our son enjoys it so much that we have been asking him to take a day off on occasion and that is a first. We would absolutely recommend this product without hesitation. Thank you WordSmart and most importantly a BIG Thank You to Homeschool Buyers Co-op for providing this wonderful service to homeschool families. We sincerely appreciate your time and effort.”
Brad B., Co-op Member
”My daughter who is 14 years old, just LOVES the program. Thanks Homeschool Buyers Co-op for offering Wordsmart at a great price!!”
Vicky C., Co-op Member
”We love Wordsmart. It teaches very complicated words in an easy to understand way. It is the fastest method of learning vocabulary that we have ever seen - and we're in education. The different games and methods help people of different learning styles learn the words helping almost anyone learn the words. All the programs are better than years ago and easier to use - except the "Lazer Review" - according to my son. "Lazer Review" has some noticeable glitches with its improved graphics, but it took away the constant lazer pulse that sounded a lot better to my son. (Keep in mind he has Sensory Integration Issues. :) ) In changing the type of lazer the arrows do not work, but you have to click on certain points on the picture. The general layout of the "Lazer Review" is harder to read, especially the timer - can't tell very visually how close he is. My son likes the overall more colorful and almost friendly look of the program. He still likes the "Lazer Review," but he just prefers the earlier version. :) This online version is only missing what lexicon/grade level the earned proficiencies place the child. Our old set came with which alphabet letters corresponded with which school level - my son quickly attained middle and high school level results in elementary (with previous trouble in vocabulary)- and is surely in early college level now - and vocabulary is not my son's strong suit - Math is! :) -just love WordSmart - we are definitely going to continue to use it.”
Marie H, Co-op Member
”WordSmart is a rather well designed, engaging program to which my kids have responded quite well. In fact they look forward to learning new vocabulary. The withdraw is that one cannot go back to review words nor does the software allow for assessement quizzes/reviews. A big gap in my humble opinion.

We shall continue to use it until our subscription ends and will be happy to renew the said subscription if the aforementioned gap is filled.”
C. Jaeggi, Co-op Member
”My son is 16 with a milder form of dyslexia. Spelling is tough for him. When we did a trial of this product my son said, "Yes mom, this is the one for me. I like it's layout and the different sections." That was good enough for me! Haven't heard him complain yet. Another bonus. We plan on using WordSmart throughout high school and beyond.”
D. Mallon, Co-op Member
”I'm using WordSmart with my kids, ages 8 and 11. In the past, we've used other curriculum and the kids dreaded it. When we first began WordSmart, my 11-year-old was in tears with the first exercise, but by the end of the lesson, she was very excited. Both of my children love doing vocabulary now. My 8-year-old will sometimes do two lessons in one sitting, which is great that he wants to keep going. We're so thankful to have found this very effective way of learning vocabulary words.”
Amy Z., Co-op Member
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