Roxie's Reading Fish
Roxie's Reading Fish Roxie's Reading Fishoffers an enjoyable 3D animated game environment in which childreneasily learn basic, high-frequency words from the pre-school age tolate-second grade level. Additionally, parents and teachers can recordtheir own words, and create word lists for use in the game, greatlyextending the educational value and the age-level of the product.In Roxie's Reading Fish, Roxie, a friendly, animated, talking cat, plays"Go Fish" with a child, but, instead of asking for a number, asks for aword from a list of over two hundred basic, high-frequency words, whichwere chosen with the aid of reading specialists in education. Roxiegently guides the child in selecting the correct word card.When a "Go Fish" game is completed, Roxie then sets up a "memory" game. To play, the child needs to find pairs of words and patterned tiles. When a match is made, Roxie will say that word. The words used are allwords from the next reading level. In this way, the child painlesslybegins to learn the next set of words he or she will encounter in thenext levels of the game. When they reach the next level, they alreadyhave some familiarity with those words, and learn them much morequickly!Roxie's Reading Fish now incorporates a feature where the parent orteacher can record their own words, and enter their word lists into theprogram with an easy-to-use database. Word lists are easy to enter,select, modify and delete when no longer needed. With these features,the child can now learn words with which they are having difficulty, orwords that they would like to learn to read, or words in a book theywill be reading, extending the program's life considerably.Roxie's Reading Fish is used in schools and libraries in the U.S. andEurope.Roxie's Reading Fish was selected by HomePC Magazine (Oct, 1996) as a"must have" program, and is the most popular of the early elementarylevel downloads on ZDNet (www.zdnet.com). Roxie's Reading Fish is afinalist in the 1997 Ziff-Davis Shareware Awards. ..