Develop Vocabulary and Spelling with Word Prediction
Clicker’s intelligent word predictor suggests words that fit the context of your child’s writing, encouraging them to use more adventurous vocabulary. Children are able to create flowing pieces of text with accurate spelling and grammatically correct sentences.
Predicts in context as you type
The predictor is fully integrated, so that it understands the context of the written work. A list of possible next words is offered as your child completes the word they are typing. If the word they want is not in the list, they just need to keep typing – the word is likely to appear after just two or three letters!
For struggling spellers, our SoundsLike™ technology detects what the word being typed sounds like. It then predicts words that begin with that sound. For example if you type 'wen', Clicker predicts 'when' and 'Wednesday', as well as 'went'!
Access with mouse or keyboard
To enter a predicted word into the document, your child can either click the word with the mouse or use a number key on the keyboard (you can choose whether you want to use the numeric keypad or the main number keys).
Want to hear the word before entering it? Just right-click (Mac: Ctrl-click) with the mouse or hold Ctrl while pressing the number key.
Predict anywhere in the document
Integrated word prediction also means that your child can go back anywhere in their text to look for alternatives. For example, imagine they have entered this sentence:
I walking to the park.
They listen to the sentence and realise that they have an incorrect word ending in 'walking'. If they move their text cursor between the 'k' and the 'i', the predictor will offer all the possible word endings. Once they’ve selected ‘walked’, they’re done!
Personalise for your child
You can be sure your child is getting predicted words that are right for them by setting the predictor to any one of four levels. You can even create your own customised levels. All the settings are automatically stored for the next time they open Clicker.