In the sight word section, there are 28 different list made up of some of the most common english reading words. Each list has 8 words and 5 different steps to go through to help master the words. Each step is a different game the student completes earning a check mark. Erik liked that each game was different & kept it from getting repetitive or boring. Once that level is complete, they earn a star. Each step & level gets progressively harder as they master everything.
The spelling sections contains more than 5,000 words or you can use your own spelling lists. The words are broken down into grades 1-5 and grouped into different categories like commonly misspelled, days of the week, ocean animals, etc.There are 4 games for each list the student can play.
The reading section is comprehension where the student reads a short story. There are 4 different levels to choose from. The child then questions they have to answer pertaining to the story they just read. If they answer the question wrong, the portion of the text containing the answer is highlighted. When they get the answers correct, they earn a chance to play a game called "hammer time".
I used this program mainly with Erik as he fit in the suggested grade level. He really enjoys the program & seeing his immediate results as he does each section. It's been easy to include in our everyday schedule as it doesn't take a lot of time. I like the parent dashboard where I can see his progress. There is also a section where you can download worksheets, lesson plans & certificates for your child.
You can try out a demo of Samson's Classroom to see if it's something that would work for your family. There are different pricing options available from one student all the way up to a classroom size. The cost is $30 for one student for a year or $50 for up to 4 students for a year.