for grades 3 and up

AlphaBetter® Drills
    for dictionary skills...

change lookups from fright to fun!

“I am using, enjoying, and learning from AlphaBetter with my
9-year old. Thank you for the excellent program.”—Mrs. Jo Ann C.  TX

“AlphaBetter was the answer to our fifth-grade son’s trouble with the dictionary! We both loved it!”
—Mrs. Francine P.  NJ

“Even my husband wants to use AlphaBetter!!”
—Mrs. Andrea O.  AZ

AlphaBetter Features
Graphics that “grow” up the page add to the fun!
Time goals add challenge, build speed!
Clever QuicKeys® make grading a breeze!
Bible verses relate to each drill’s topic!
Achievement Record chronicles student progress!

Do your children find dictionaries a pain? In a way we can’t blame them. Even for us big folks, looking something up in a phone book or dictionary can be a chancy adventure—like walking into a trackless jungle never to return! In fact, many of us tend to avoid reference books entirely. As a result, we’re probably not as know­ledge­able or as capable as we might be. We’d rather pay extra for directory assistance than look up a number in the phone book!

A key reason for our “reference phobia” can be a simple lack of mastery of the alphabet. When you have to back up to A and sing the Alphabet Song to figure out if Q comes before T, it can be a real pain to find things which are arranged alpha­beti­cally! AlphaBetter helps end the pain in just minutes a day!

How it works... 

AlphaBetter® encompasses 16 Levels of drill. Your child repeats a given Level each day until he can complete it correctly within the suggested 4-minute time limit (usually about ten repeats). Then he advances to the next Level. Thus, AlphaBetter carries the average student through one school year. AlphaBetter also includes the instructor’s SmartGuide™ QuicKeys®, and a beautiful Achievement Record.

For use by students from third grade through adult, AlphaBetter makes the alphabet an aid—not an obstacle—to finding information!

AlphaBetter comes as a free bonus unit in CalcuPak 2, so you can print out its pages, keys, and Achievement Records for your kids.

Additionally, AlphaBetter is available in hard-copy, pre-printed format, accompanied by our new SuperSlate, so you can use your drills again and again!

“Totally painless. And the kids enjoyed it—they thought it was fun!”—Mrs. Birgit P.  KS


Here’s what AlphaBetter covers...

    and it’s free in CalcuPak 2.
AlphaBetter:
Alphabetizing and
Dictionary Skills
- Grades 3 and up -

When you have to back up to A and sing the Alphabet Song to figure out if Q comes before T, it can be a real pain to use the dictionary or reference books! AlphaBetter helps end the pain in just minutes a day!

The 4-minute AlphaBetter exercises first divide the alphabet into 8 over­lapping groups of 5 letters each, and thoroughly drill these groups. No more going to the beginning of the alpha­bet to get a running start!

The drills next focus on rapid recall of the relative position of any letter with respect to all other let­ters. Then come carefully planned drills in alphabetizing multi-letter sequences and word lists.

See the drill levels in AlphaBetter:
Actual pages are 8½ x 11 inches.

AlphaBetter’s final drills deal with actual reference book format. For use by students from third grade through adult, AlphaBetter makes the alphabet an aid — not an obstacle — to finding information!

Want to try some AlphaBetter samples with your kids?  Click here!
CalcuPak 1 and CalcuPak 2 Home Editions are just
$27.95 each via download
$34.95 ea including shipping for CD (USA only)
or order both Paks and save more!
Teacher’s Edition and School Edition also available!
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