Schooligans 4 LIC
This software is suitable for all mainstream students who are developing their reading acquisition, basic mathematics and thinking skills. It is also suitable for students who require practice and revision, and those with mild learning difficulties. Content Phonemic awareness; covering vowel and consonant sound revision, two-letter and long vowel sounds, vowel-consonant-final ‘e’ rule, long vowel rule, soft ‘c’ and ‘g’ words, comprehension. Spelling skills; covering 32 age specific word lists, sorted phonetically, with 5 different spelling games. Reading fluency; covering 32 graded passages with topics that will appeal to any reader. Grammar rules and correct use; covering Abbreviations, Adjectives, Apostrophes, Articles, Clauses, Commas, Comparisons, Conjunctions, Gender, Nouns, Opposites, Phrases, Plurals, Pronouns, Tense, Verbs and more. Mathematics; covering basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, using randomly generated questions and increasing levels of difficulty, supported by interactive tutorials at each level. Thinking skills; covering brainteasers, logic problems, word problems, sequencing, and general knowledge.
I bought the Schooligans 1, 2 and 3 for his older siblings in 2008 because they were struggling with reading, it did'nt take them long and they were fine. My daughter who is 13 can't stop reading.
So Tino (5year old) saw his brother using the programme and wanted to also play the games. He's only done Schooligans 1, Level 1 and 2 of Phonics, Spelling and reading after that he has just been reading every word he can see (on the road, books, bible, newspapers) and if it's a big word he's never seen before he applies Phonics skills and attempts to read the word.
Schooligans is my favourite educational programme because of the variety of games and exercises that exposes children to Phonics. It's definitely the solution to the literacy problems in Township and rural schools, hence we sponsored a school.