From the website:
"Designed for grades K-5, Samson's Classroom is an online series that helps students become better readers. Students can play engaging games that focus on 3 core building blocks; sight words, spelling, and reading comprehension."
Watch a 3 minute Demo Video - Here.
Better yet - try a demo for yourself (without having to create an account!) Here.
Cost - Home - 1 user - $30/year
Family - 4 users - $50/year
Classroom - 5-30 users - $80/year
Sampson's Classroom is really an "umbrella" program that includes access to all three areas - Sight Words, Spelling, and Reading. Upgrades are automatically included so you have an up-to-date access at all times.
My tester is not strong in spelling (to say it kindly...she's really, really bad at it!) So, this was my favorite part of the program. Spelling practice - disguised as fun! We used the provided lists, but - you can also make your own. Karate chopping letters, outrunning spiders, and jumping on ice bergs - but, really - practicing spelling skills! We both loved it!!
Reading with Samson "Reading with Samson combines everything you have come to expect from the Samson product line with a new patented user feedback system. The end result is a cutting edge software product that helps students analyze reading material and learn how to draw conclusions and answer questions based on that material."
My tester also enjoyed this section. The reading comprehension passages were interesting (fiction and non-fiction), and she was able to read them well - yeah! Success is such a confidence builder, especially after spelling... Great practice for this important skill!
Overall, Sampson's Classroom makes a great addition to your language arts curriculum. It's affordable, and very easy to use. Another tool to practice important language arts skills, while having fun.
See what the other members of the TOS Review Crew thought here.
I was sent a complimentary subscription in exchange for my honest opinion as part of the TOS Review Crew.