Friday, October 31, 2014

Compass Classroom - A Review of Word Up! The Vocab Show

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Photo Credit - Compass Classroom

I was completely thrilled when Compass Classroom contacted me about reviewing one of their new products Word Up! The Vocab Show. I currently use one of their other products, Dave Raymond's American History and we love it. I have to admit that I had been stalking Compass Classroom's Facebook page and main website not so patiently awaiting the release date of Word Up. I already wanted to purchase it because quite frankly everything they put out seems great. So while I was waiting to purchase the product I got an email from Compass about reviewing it for them and of course I could not pass up this chance. Okay, enough gushing, let's get to the point.

Compass Classroom graciously sent me at no cost to myself the opportunity to review the digital version of Word Up! The Vocab Show. This program has been on sale this month but the sale ends today, October 31st for the price of $9.99. After the sale ends you can still purchase this great product at the wonderful price of $15.00. This price can purchase you the DVD or the digital version. So your probably wondering what does this include - well I'm glad you asked. The DVD or digital download includes 10 video lessons that teach your child 10 Latin and 10 Greek root words in a very funny and engaging way in each separate lesson. Not only does your student learn the Greek and Latin root words but also English words that are derived from said root words. Compass Classroom has also included links to online flashcards for your student to study the words from each and every lesson. This program is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Currently I am using this program with three 5th grade girls that I tutor a few times a week. Once I am finished showing them all the video lessons I do plan on handing it off to my daughter who is in 10th grade. So far we are watching two episodes a week and discussing the different words we are learning. At this point we do not plan on using the online flashcards and quizzes, but may revisit that at a later date. The program fits in well with another product we are using which also teaches Greek and Latin root words through a card game. Dwane Thomas is the teacher/comedian that leads the students through each lesson. He is funny and very entertaining to watch. Many of you that use Visual Latin from Compass Classroom will recognize him as the same teacher. Learning Latin and Greek root words is helpful in just about anything else your student may study, so it is a big deal to introduce our students to them.
Word Up!
Photo Credit - Compass Classroom
I highly recommend this product as something informative and engaging that just about any homeschooling can incorporate into their weekly routines. I also love so many of their other products. This company is fast becoming one of my favorites of all time. Take some time and check out all that Compass Classroom has to offer.
Disclaimer: I received this product at no expense to myself in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not paid and in no way was I asked to give a good review in exchange for said product. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations.

1 comment:

LJS said...

I love this too! The girls enjoy it and we all learn something from it.