Ultimate Writing & Creativity Center
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Item #:
N-27118
Category:
Reading & Language Skills
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Packaging:
Jewel Case
Platform:
WIN/MAC
Condition:
New
Brand:
Learning Company
Age Rating:
6 - 10
Original Price:
$19.99
Your Price: $12.99

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4 star(s) (3 Ratings) Write a Review


Writing and creativity program that inspires and empowers young writers

Product Information


Ultimate Writing & Creativity Center is a powerful writing and creativity tool designed to stimulate and support children as they learn to write.  Gives young writers exciting technological tools to use in writing, illustrating, and presenting their ideas with clarity and imagination.  Ultimate Writing & Creativity Center combines an easy-to-use word processor with creativity tools enhanced by special educational features. Students can transform them into multimedia presentations complete with sound, music, and animation. Cross-curricular student activities in the Teacher's Guide help reinforce the five steps of the writing process. 

Paint your own pictures, or add clip art, photos, sound, music, and animation to brilliant backgrounds such as Tropical Rain Forest, Southwestern Desert, Pacific Ocean, and Space.  Also, you are provided with interesting facts about each background.  It shows this program to be for ages 6-10, but as you will see within the highlights, it is pretty involved and even adults can benefit from all that this program has to offer!

Create:
  • Reports
  • Illustrated storybooks
  • Newsletters
  • Journals
  • Signs 
  • Poems

Product Features

  • Easy-to-use word processor
  • 1,000 writing projects and ideas
  • Spoken help on the writing process
  • 900 Clipart pictures and borders
  • 150 sound clips and 40 animations to add to your documents
  • Paint program
  • Spelling checker
  • Animation
  • Sound and music
  • Colorful graphics
  • Inspiring ideas
  • Interactive characters
  • Fonts in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors
  • Easy cut, copy and paste
  • Children's dictionary and thesaurus
  • Multiple column layouts
  • Import text and graphics

Educational Features


"Did You Know Facts" Include:

  • What is Prewriting
  • What is Brainstorming
  • What should I think about before I start writing
  • How do I choose an idea
  • What is an audience
  • What does purpose mean
  • How do I get information
  • What should I do when I interview someone
  • What do I need to know about drafting
  • What is drafting
  • How do I start drafting
  • What should I do about my audience
  • What should I do about my purpose
  • What should I do if I get stuck
  • What is revising
  • How do I start revising
  • How can I tell if my writing makes sense
  • Should I ask other people for help
  • How do I figure out where to start new paragraphs
  • How can can the dictionary help me
  • How can the the sources help me
  • How will I know whether I left something out
  • How do I figure what to take it out
  • What is editing
  • How should I get started editing
  • Should I ask other people for help
  • What kind of mistakes should I look for
  • What is presenting
  • What will different fonts and style do for my writing
  • Should I add sound and music to my work
  • Should I add color
  • How can I share my work
  • Mistakes Lots of People Make
    • Various words that sound alike (e.g., accept, except, by buy, its, it's, etc.)
    • Capitalization
    • Commas
  • Idea Organizers
    • Cluster
    • List
    • Observation Chart
    • Outline
    • Story Map
    • Topic Focuser
    • and more
  • Models to think about
    • Bibliography
    • Biography
    • Book Report
    • Business Letter
    • Character Sketch
    • Comparison Contrast
    • Description
    • Friendly Letter
    • Instructions
    • Journal Entry
    • New Story
    • Personal Narrative
    • Persuasive Writing
    • Research Report
    • Rhyming Poems
    • Scene from a Play
    • Story

Windows System Requirements

  • 486DX/33 MHz or better (233MHz for XP)
  • Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit)
  • 8MB of RAM (72MB of RAM for XP)
  • Hard disk with 30MB free disk space
  • 2X CD-ROM drive
  • 640x480 VGA monitor 
  • Windows compatible sound card and speakers
  • Mouse
  • Optional: Any Windows-compatible printer (excluding plotters)

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 7.0.1 to 9.2, OS X Classic mode
  • 68040/33 MHz or faster
  • 12MB of RAM (16MB for PowerMac)
  • 15MB free hard disk space
  • 640x480 monitor, 256 colors
  • 2X CD-ROM Drive

 

 




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Reviewed by 3 customers
4 star(s) Easy writer

By Chuck Verified Buyer from HI on 10/2/2009


Easy to use spelling checker.

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4 star(s) At Last! A Creativity Center

By JAWI Verified Buyer from Dedham, MA on 6/1/2009

Primary Use: Personal
Pros: Lots Of Information, Easy To Navigate, Engaging
Cons: Hard To Install or Upgrade
Describe Yourself: Quality Oriented

Writing is one of those skills we use daily.I love this software for its four main subject choices: desert, space, rainforest and ocean. After the user makes a choice, the software introduces the situation and helps the user develop their writing techniques. The choices are "break the ice" topics. Each writer makes progress at their own pace. The capability and the versatilty of the program design meets the expectations of each wantabee writer.

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4 star(s) What a great program for kids!

By Mom of the moment Verified Buyer from Orlando, FL on 4/20/2009

Primary Use: Personal
Pros: Lots Of Information, Easy To Navigate, Like Publisher for kids, Engaging, Adaptive and Versatile
Describe Yourself: Value Oriented

The best part of the program is the spoken assistance, helps walk kids through, when they are still learning reading skills. My son's speech therapist liked it so much, she bought one to use with her clients. My son (who is Autistic)really loves it. He is really getting into writing his own stories with it. A big breakthrough for him. Thanks!

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