Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading

Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading

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Ages 7+
$24.99
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The Big Idea
This two-book set with included Hot Dots® pen provides children with 100 lessons on a variety of reading and language arts skills, from reading comprehension and vocabulary to spelling and punctuation. Fifteen of the 100 lessons are challenge activities that prepare children for skills at the next grade level.

Shh…They’re Learning!
  • Playful, interactive learning
  • Confidence-building feedback
  • Provides ample practice time
  • Encourages independent learning


  • Cut to the Chase
  • 85 Second-grade-level lessons in these areas: Reading Comprehension, Synonyms & Antonyms, Homophones & Multiple-meaning Words, Context Clues, Spelling, and Punctuation & Grammar, PLUS 15 challenge reading lessons for advanced learners
  • The set includes two sturdy spiral-bound books and Hot Dots® electronic pen
  • Hot Dots® pen requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)
  • The nitty-gritty:
  • Two 50-page books, total of 100 lessons

  • Hot Dots pen

  • Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)


  • Check out our Tips for Reading Success for additional reading fun!

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    Educational InsightsHot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading
     
    4.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Educational (9)
    • Interactive (9)
    • Durable (8)
    • Engaging (7)
    • Lots of fun (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Young children (5)
    • Entertainment (4)
    • Special needs (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent of two or more children (7), Education oriented (3), Stay at home parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3), Yes (3)

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    5.0

    Helping Me Help Him

    By CrissaR

    from Utah

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor
      • Older Children
      • Travel

      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading:

      My son loves playing with the Hot Dots sets. I like that each one builds on the previous one. This is helpful so my child will continue to learn and grow rather than having lots or repeats. I like the 2nd grade reading books because they work on grammar and reading rules and not just how to read. I also like that it uses the same vocabulary as they are learning in school (like homophone). Not only does this help my son learn in addition to school but it helps refresh my memory on the correct verbiage so I can help my son rather than say things like, "These words sound the same but mean different things." Now I can say "These words are homophones."
      This pen is a great motivational tool. Lights and sound go off when an answer is chosen. This will help my child be able to do the books on his own in the car or at home. He loves learning and I love finding him "toys" that help him excel.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Fun with Learning

      By Grandma Gladys

      from NY

      About Me Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Special Needs
        • Travel
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading:

        My grandson isn't really into the homework he brings home from school. We don't treat Hot Dots like work. He plays with it (learning along the way) until he wants to be finished. This has worked out super because he is learning and challenging himself while feeling he is in control of the situation. I love that the pen makes reading more fun. I feel it is very age appropriate. He asked me for the Math version. I received a sample in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

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        • Yes

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for Homeschoolers

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        By Mary

        from Omaha, Nebraska

        About Me Education Oriented, Homeschooler, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading:

            I received Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 2 Reading free for review. All opinions are my own.

            Hot Dots Let's Master Grade 2 Reading includes an interactive talking Hot Dots Pen and two Hot Dots workbooks. The workbooks include questions, and multiple choice answers with a black dot next to each possible response. Your child will use the Hot Dots pen to select an answer by vertically pressing down on one of the dots. If the answer is correct a positive reinforcement will be heard and the pen will light up green. If the answer is wrong, a try again message will sound and the pen will light up red. The Grade Reading books cover topics such as reading comprehension, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, multiple word meanings, context clues, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

            The Grade 2 reading books are great because they move away from teaching reading in general to more of the contextual communication skills of reading comprehension and grammar rules for reading and writing. There are some multiple paragraph passages in the workbook the child will be expected to read, if they struggle an adult can always be there to help, however the words are fairly easy and it should be easily managed by a proficient 7 year old reader. As a homeschooler, I notice that many of these questions are formed in the style I remember from when I was younger taking standardized tests. This is a plus to me because it gives the kids experience answering questions in this format to help them out if they are ever in a situation where they will need to take these tests.

            Overall this is a great supplemental kit for teaching 2nd grade age kids reading. The pages are durable and made to last through repeated use. These books can be used as a teaching tool and as a review for previous concepts to reinforce those ideas as needed. I recommend this kit to anyone with a 2nd grade aged child. It's a tool for teaching reading comprehension and grammar for them.

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            5.0

            Reading continues to be fun with Hot Dot

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            By Mulholland Family

            from Michigan

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor

              Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading:

              Kids will love to continue learning as they still get to use the pen for fun interaction. Skills developed will help prepare them for their next stage of reading and writing. Learning is made fun with all the Hot Dots programs.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Fun set for 2nd grade readers

              By Happy Mothering

              from California

              About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Interactive
              • Lots of Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Older Children

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading:

                We received the Hot Dots Let's Master 2nd Grade Reading set for review purposes. My daughter won't be in second grade until next year, but we have loved all of the Hot Dots sets so far, so we got the grade 2 and 3 sets as well. I looked through the books and as with the other sets, they look on par with the 2nd grade level. I'm looking forward to using this set with my daughter in the summer before second grade and throughout her second grade year.

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                5.0

                great

                By pooh

                from michigan

                Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading:

                My kids love this :) it's a great learning game for kids and really helps them out with school too. I recommend getting one for your kids.

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                5.0

                Great learning tool

                By Heather B

                from salem, OR

                About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Educational
                • Engaging
                • Interactive
                • Lots of Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment
                  • Indoor
                  • Travel
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading:

                  This is a fun learning activity that does require 2 aaa batteries to start which are not included. You get 2 math books which teaches about punctuation, capital letters, contractions, homophones and more. I am really impressed. The interactive talking pen is great. Comes with different sound mode options. Choose from talking, music or silent. It lights up green or red so the sound is really not needed.

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                  5.0

                  Great supplement in a Teacher's classrom

                  By ShelyShel

                  from Naples, FL

                  About Me Education Oriented

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Educational
                  • Engaging
                  • Interactive
                  • Lots of Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertainment
                    • Indoor
                    • Special Needs
                    • Travel
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading:

                    I am a Teacher and used Hot Dots Grade 2 Reading to assist students in the class that are struggling with reading. The students had no idea it was educational and thoroughly enjoyed the lights/sounds. It's great when the students are lining up to "play" with the game.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Fun reading tool for 2nd graders

                    By Fun mom

                    from Southern California

                    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Educational
                    • Engaging
                    • Interactive
                    • Lots of Fun
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Repeat Purchase

                    Best Uses

                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading:

                    It was fun for the first time. We need to buy refill packs with new material for the kids to use. I think they will use it again and again as long as we keep up with their learning and needs.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    It has improved my son's reading

                    By Debbie S.

                    from WI

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Educational
                    • Engaging
                    • Interactive
                    • Lots of Fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment
                      • Special Needs
                      • Travel
                      • Young Children

                      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Let's Master Grade 2 Reading:

                      My son's reading has been improved using these sets. He was having a little bit of trouble but the books have really helped him and his teachers are so thrilled with his improvement.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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