BRAINtastic! Word Skills – Series Overview

Give every child a positive and empowering language experience with BRAINtastic! Word Skills. The carefully sequenced activities build vital practical language skills to promote confidence in understanding and using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

BRAINtastic! Word Skills is full of quirky characters, terrible puns and clever word plays, modelling the enjoyment of language for all learning styles. Motivation is maximised with 3 cool Reward Games!

BRAINtastic is the reward-based learning system, where the work is almost as much fun as the games! Every child is unique in their capacity for effort for reward, so BRAINtastic allows you to vary the amount of work to be completed before they can play a Reward Game. You choose the activities and your kids choose a cool Reward Game!

There are 5 titles in the series and a Value Bundle that includes them all. Each of the titles provides a comprehensive coverage of mathematics curriculum in a way that promotes higher-order mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills, rather than mindless number crunching.

 

Series Overview

  • Ages 5 to 15+
  • Over 3,200 carefully-crafted activities across 3 CDs, each covering at least 3 years of schooling
  • Promotes higher-order language thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Builds vital practical language skills and promotes confidence in understanding and using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Carefully builds recognition of words that use both simple and complex spelling patterns
  • Expands and enriches vocabulary and stimulates children’s ability to use words in context
  • Fosters understanding and enjoyment of language
  • Identifies and systematically resolves the more baffling confusions of English spelling, and other common misunderstandings
  • Provides hints, guidance and explanations of more difficult concepts in spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Fully correlated with the literacy curricula for K-10 of each Australian State and New Zealand to cover the majority of outcomes related to word skills

Educational Content Overview

The educational content of BRAINtastic! Word Skills covers:

  • Letter tracking, matching, sorting and recognition
  • Preparatory skills for very young readers and spellers
  • Spelling patterns & rules, including phonics
  • Prefixes & suffixes
  • Synonyms & antonyms
  • Homophones, homographs, homonyms
  • Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, connectives
  • Regular and irregular verbs
  • Word origins including idioms, clichĂ©s, metaphors, similes, etc
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar convention
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