Learning Center Spelling & Grammar

Learning Center Spelling & Grammar PC CD Spell it Deluxe & Grammer Games English 






Davidson's Learning Center Series: Spelling and Grammar combines two older games by Davidson, Spell it Deluxe and Grammer Games. The CD is much less expensive than it would be to purchase the original games separately. The spelling side of the program contains five games and the grammar side has four. The spelling game takes players to the bayou while the hunt for grammar goes on in the dark and dangerous rainforest.

In spelling, players start with the Bayou Word Preview that introduces them to the words with which they will be working. Here, players can work with words ranging from pre-school level to college or graduate school level, unlike the grammar section. In addition, players can add words to the word list, making this part of the program always current.

After reviewing the words, players can move on to Frog Crossing. Here, the words reviewed earlier are used in a crossword puzzle and players must fill the word in from the clues given. Midnight Correction asks players to scan a sentence and see if a word is misspelled. If it is, the player must correct the word. After a certain number of correctly spelled words, a member of the frog band appears. When five members have appeared, a song is performed for the player.

In Leap to Complete, a word with letters missing appears at the bottom of the screen. Players must use the frog to snap up the bees appearing overhead, but only flies bearing the correct letters fill in the blanks. Finally, in the Bullfrog Log game, players must hop their bullfrog to the correctly spelled word on the log and launch a slingshot when the end of the log has been reached. Doing so hits the snake lurking inside, driving it from the log. Defeated snakes are used as marks to count the number of correct answers the player has gotten.

In the grammar side of the game, players can choose any one of four games, in no set order. Falling Fruit gives players a sentence and asks them to use the toucan to catch the correct punctuation from the falling fruit. Each correct catch is worth 50 points, while incorrect punctuation splats on the toucan's head, subtracting ten points from the player's total.

In Hidden Wonders, players are given a story to read. Incorrectly punctuated sentences and statements, as well as words in the wrong tense, are outlined in red. Players must change the punctuation and words to make the story read like a harmonious whole. When the player is finished with the story, they can let the program check it and for each correct answer, an animal or plant of the rainforest appears in the border surrounding the story.

Rainforest Rescue lets players try to save the rainforest from destruction with their helicopter. Players must fuel up the helicopter by correctly punctuating the sentences and then use a powerful electromagnet to pick up bulldozers and fly them to the recycling plant. Also with the helicopter, they can rescue endangered animals and fly them to the game preserve and put out fires with water from a tank on the helicopter's underbelly.

Finally, in Jungle Gizmo, players must again correctly punctuate sentences. As they get the problems correct, pieces of a Rube Goldberg-type machine appear -- when four parts have been gathered, players see the machine in action. Despite the fact that this CD-ROM is a reissue of previously released games, players will learn a good deal from it. The spelling section of the game is likely to last longer than the grammar section because of the ability for the users to add their own words to the word lists and make word lists of their own.

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