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Read Write & Type - Educational Reading Software Program

Frequently Asked Questions about the
Read, Write & Type

Q: Can first graders handle keyboarding?
A: Yes! Most first graders find keyboarding easier than using a pencil. Typing is often easier for first graders than fourth graders, because they haven't yet formed the "hunt and peck" habits that can create frustration and delays later on.

Q: How will the Read, Write & Type help my child?
A: RWT offers a revolutionary approach to learning to read and write, based on a multi-sensory method that combines phonics with whole language and the skills of reading and writing with keyboarding, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Q: How does the Read, Write & Type compare with other reading methods?
A: No other reading program compares to RWT Most programs require a huge investment of time, use boring drill-and-practice techniques, teach only a few hundred words, have primitive graphics, and only offer "canned" help like "That's not it, try again." RWT is easy to use, fun, interactive, and can diagnose your child's strengths and weaknesses and prescribe appropriate activities. Simply put, Read, Write & Type is the most effective reading method available for your child.

Q: Does the Read, Write & Type work for children of different ability levels?
A: Absolutely. RWT was designed by a neuropsychologist to have multiple "safety nets" and be effective with a wide variety of children. Children learn at their own pace, with highly motivating games and feedback.

Q: Can I assess my child's progress within the Read, Write & Type?
A: Yes! The Bonus Blimp keeps track of performance and sends children back to activities they may need to practice. The Hall of Fame Certificates show what levels have been completed, and the Power Fountain keeps track of keyboarding speed and accuracy.

Q: Can the Read, Write & Type be used with ESL and bilingual students?
A: The Read, Write & Type is specially designed for children making a transition to English, because they see, hear and type sentences that familiarize them with new vocabulary words as well as the syntax, spelling, and punctuation of English. In addition, RWT has built-in help and instructions in Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Tagalog and Bahasa Melayu (the language of Indonesia and Malaysia).

Q: Why is the Read, Write & Type so successful?
A: Associating each speech sound with a finger stroke is a very powerful teaching strategy that incorporates "motor memory". RWT lets children use a range of senses—their eyes, ears, mouths and fingers—to learn phonics while writing whole words and sentences.

System Requirements for CD Editions: (Not available for newer operating systems)

Macintosh Hardware Requirements (both CDs):

Windows Hardware Requirements (both CDs):
Runs on: IBM(r) PC and compatibles, 486 or better, with:


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Correlating with State Standards

In order to help schools integrate the Talking Fingers family of products into their curriculum, we have correlated both our software programs with the Language Arts standards of each of the 50 states.