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    Brittish! It also has nice little Brittish phrases like "My socks are beginning to pong." "Please pass the rubber." I had one a few weeks ago, something like "My mother drank seven glasses of wine." I love it! I think they also interchange soda with beer, so kids can drink beer, and I know the word Keg was used frequently for a while THis is not a program for the super-conservative! I do have her use the American spelling, but we talk about the Brittish spelling, and the different word usage (they also use the word persons instead of people in some sentences- she likes writing persons ). My sister is living in the UK, so for us, it's a fun program. Even if you don't like Brittish things, you can modify them or take them out, the program is still the best thing I have found for a kid who struggles w/ the typical spelling programs- mine would memorize the words, get 100% on the test, and forget them the next week. She does not do that with this program!
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    Oh, I think I love it. Though I really do think I need it.
    A mama who teaches college writing, as well as help her 11-year-old in
    choosing his own life adventure. Using Global Village School to support our desire to develop a sense of social justice and global awareness.

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    Okay, read the beginning, and skipped a bunch, so sorry if this has already been said.

    He likes to program. He doesn't like to do the work you assign during the day while you are gone. (Very typical 13 year old!)

    Okay, do the work in the evening, when you are home. In return, let him, tell him he has to, play Minecraft. If you have family/friends/server you trust he can play with while you are at work, let him do it. DO NOT let him use a microphone or Skype. Get an old computer for him to use if you must, that does not have a microphone. I can pretty much tell you...he WILL learn to spell.

    All of that said...have you had him evaluated for learning disability? Or had his eyes checked by a developmental optometrist? Knowing if he has a reading difference will help you target with a good reading program. It will also keep him from feeling like he is dumb. My youngest is dyslexic. He does a lot of audio books. Older son had vision issues...he couldn't get his eyes to track together without lots of effort. Vision therapy helped immensely. And...once he could focus his eyes properly, he stopped seeing in double vision and really jumped in his reading level. He didn't know he wasn't seeing properly, it was normal to him, it was how he had always seen so he thought it was normal. And if he did have an IEP with the school, did he have a diagnosis? Many schools won't give you a diagnosis, but it does help to know.

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