Read, Write & Type from Talking Fingers Inc. is an online program that integrates phonics, reading, writing, and keyboarding. This program has 40 lessons in it and is designed for ages 6 through 9. It pairs speech sounds with a letter and finger stroke on the keyboard while it teaches students to pronounce, segment, type, and spell words as they play games and try to defeat the virus named Vexor who keeps stealing letters. There are also several other characters in this program such as the Talking Hands that give the basic instructions and the story takes place in a city where you can visit many different places in the city and complete different activities. This program also has special features for students with learning disabilities, reading difficulties, or ESL but we did not use these aspects of the program.
|Little Miss getting started on Day 1 of the program.|
|One of the Certificates of Merit (it does include her name, but I erased that part for this picture).|
|Another certificate Little Miss earned.|
|The program put the completed characters in the appropriate windows. (This was about a week or so into the program)|
|Here are the settings I could edit in the instructor area.|
You can also find out what other members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew thought of Read, Write & Type from Talking Fingers Inc. by clicking the picture below: