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What is the Main Idea?
Super Fun Deck® with Super Duper® Secret Decoder
Audrey Prince
Illustrated by Bill Golliher
Grades 3-8

Avg Rating

9/16/2019 7:25:53 PM

Highly Recommend
Jazmin P.,California

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This is great for my 7th grade RSP and English Language Learner students. Did I mention my students highly enjoy this product! They absolutely live using the secret decoder!

1/20/2019 9:41:50 AM

Main Idea Cards
Gina M.,Ann Arbor, MI

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I use these cards with students ranging from second grade to fifth grade. There are two levels of cards which helps address different levels of students at the same time. The kids LOVE using the 'secret decoder' to see if they answered correctly.

2/22/2016 9:14:41 AM

Main Idea Fun
Jessica F.,Dallas, TX

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This is ten times better than boring old worksheets. My students love using their secret decoders to check their answers. What a great way to engage students in learning! Thank you Super Duper.

1/17/2015 12:41:11 PM

Kids Love the Decoder
Gail S.,Boise, ID

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I have used the Secret Decoder materials before (Social Inferences)and the students love to pass the decoder around the group to check their answers. The students seem to be more engaged in the activity when they get to read the scenario, answer the question, and then check for correctness.

4/29/2014 4:44:51 PM

Great Buy
Annette L,North Carolina

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I use this product with 5th through 8th grade students. Having two separate decks to work with make it easy for me to have students with varying levels of reading and comprehension in the same group. Great Buy.

9/25/2013 3:43:13 PM

Great main idea activity!
Tara H.,Hutnsville, Al

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Great material for working with main idea! I love the short stories, making it easy to fit in quite a few in each session. It's great that there are two levels. My students love using the decoder to find out if they are right! Very motivating and they really get invested. I also appreciate the game suggestions. Keeps things interesting. Enjoying using this easy, kid-friendly main idea game!

2/27/2013 2:23:32 PM

Very Fun & Educational!
Andrea Y.,Canada

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This is a great resource to help children understand how to know what the main idea is in a story or paragraph. The secret decoder is very motivating and made the game extra fun for my son! I also appreciate that there are two different levels of cards for older and younger children. Great product!

2/11/2013 10:51:21 AM

Main idea fun deck
Jan Filitti,Asheville, NC

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I love all the fun decks I purchased. I wish the main idea one also came in a simpler, phonetically controlled one for first graders with reading difficulties.

7/2/2012 9:37:53 PM

My new fav.
Kelly G.,Howell, MI

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This is my new favorite item. The secret decoder is very motivating to kids as well.

6/27/2012 1:01:12 PM

Meghan H,Boston, MA

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My kids like that this is like a game, instead of a worksheet. They love the "laser!"

6/3/2012 5:27:29 PM

Great product

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I was back and forth about keeping this in my cart, but I am very glad I left it in! Easy short stories to really target "MAIN IDEA", instead of doing it once in the whole session from one longer story.

10/14/2011 11:07:47 AM

Main Idea
Deana B,Raymond, WA

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I frequently use this in speech therapy . It is very engaging for children, and they enjoy the manipulation of the light. It also elicits expansion of the language around concepts presented in the material.

6/25/2010 2:08:59 PM

Main Idea
Firouzeh Vaziri,Vancouver, BC Canada

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Identifying the main idea was part of our school goal this year, so this resource really helped me teach the concept to my ESL students. As well as identifying main idea, students had to explain which details helped them identify the main idea. It's great and the little flash light is a fun way of checking if the answer is correct.

4/15/2010 7:04:40 AM

Lana Riddle,

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I love the fun decks- vocabulary, artic, auditory processing, etc.

3/24/2010 8:09:53 AM

Jennifer Conley,

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I love the products you sell. I enjoy the articulation products and the fun decks are so easy to use!

3/24/2010 8:07:16 AM

Elisabeth Kranz,

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I really enjoy the Fun Decks and when searching online, there was not a drop down menu to view all fun decks. Adding this to your website would be very helpful. Thanks, Elisabeth

3/24/2010 8:06:27 AM


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I love the decks for working with my English language learners. More of them would be GREAT!!!!

3/23/2010 7:39:57 AM

Cynthia Klimovich,

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I have not ordered from you recently because I thought we aged out of some of the fun decks that we already have. I am pleased to see that you have some new fun decks (our favorites) and hope to place an order sometime soon. Thank you.

3/23/2010 7:38:59 AM

Barbara Powell,

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You are doing a wonderful job. Whenever I start working on something new with my son, Your catalog is the first place I look for products. You have a wonderful selection of products. I realy like the fun decs and the fun sheets.

3/22/2010 7:19:00 AM

Tammi Soileau,

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While I've had limited experience with your website, I am impressed with the selection of materials across disabilities, age and skill levels. I have used the fundecks, chipper chat, and sequencing materials provided through my school district.

3/19/2010 7:39:20 AM

Angela Anderson,

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As for products to buy, the artic and language cards are quick go-tos that always work and can be used in many different ways.

3/18/2010 7:14:28 AM


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Cards are handy

3/18/2010 7:14:16 AM

Shelley Rogers,

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I love your products especially the fun decks that are so useful for small language and articulation groups in the school setting. I don't think you serve me any better.

3/17/2010 7:20:23 AM

Amy Pratt,

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I love the fun decks!! I've been using the Upper body/Core Strength deck, and the Move your body deck. It's so much easier to get kids to do the activities when it's a game!!Thanks!

3/17/2010 7:19:50 AM


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I would love if more of the fun decks could have pairs because the kids love playing Go Fish. The students are especially enjoying the Chipper Chat games this year. Thanks!!

3/16/2010 7:20:19 AM

Christine Altamirano,

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I love the fun decks! I order new ones every year!

3/16/2010 7:19:58 AM

Brian Cooling,

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I really love using the card decks and the Photo Articulation Cards. The students really like playing games with them and I get them to do work at the same time! I also like the "Say and Do" series to use for home practice.

3/15/2010 9:59:55 AM

Mary Hanson,

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My students of all ages enjoy the games involving the secret coders. I wish the lights in them would last longer. Any additional academic type games using the secret decoders would be wonderful. I have them all but one and I'm purchasing it today. Thank you for all you do. I love your products!!

3/15/2010 9:59:38 AM

lisa liebesfeld,

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Just keep having free shipping on orders. I love your products and order from you every school year. I love the fun decks most.

3/15/2010 9:59:24 AM

Erica J.,

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I really enjoy the Super Duper Fun Decks. I use them for warm-up activities with my students, and they really enjoy them! Plus, it's a way I can informally assess how they are progressing on some specific skills.

3/15/2010 9:56:28 AM

kathy fiest,

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I like the flash cards the most. It is a very inexpensive way to help my son who has autism learn new skills.

3/8/2010 7:27:38 AM

Allison Lange,

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I enjoy the games and fun decks the most.

3/4/2010 7:50:44 AM


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I enjoy the variety of flahs cards you have. I love the ones that I can use towards any goals, such as "let name". I have articulation kids name things that have thier sounds in it, and I have language kids talk about what they named

3/4/2010 7:50:30 AM

Taliah Bashir,

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The products that I enjoy the most from super duper are the fun decks. They are very convient, the pictures are great, and many of my kids have reached their goals by using these cards. Thanks Super Duper!

3/3/2010 7:10:43 AM

alison kingerski,

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My favourite Super Duper products are the Word Flips and the Fun Decks! You have so many great materials and I love that your website is so user friendly.

2/26/2010 7:04:17 AM

Jessica Holm,

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We really enjoy the Super Duper flash cards that you provide to aid in various learning areas. The flash cards are always bright and colorful and easily transportable, which makes it easy to reinfoce learning while. They also store so easily, and I love the metal containers that they come with. They are so durable and prevent the cards from falling out the bottom and becoming bent. One thing I wish you carrried is the U-play mat. I think it would work well with your cards in addition to the ones it comes with already. Or make your own mat. The mat helps the cards stay nice and it also provides great interaction while teaching. Thanks, Super Duper! So glad there is a store out there that we can come to in finding tools to help our special needs son. Sincerely, Jessica Holm

2/25/2010 7:02:27 AM

Courtney Wilson,

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All of your products are very helpful. I use the fun decks and worksheets in almost every session.

2/24/2010 7:16:36 AM

Jenna Ridenour,

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I always appreciate your free shipping, since it is one less cost to have to budget!! All of your products are bright, colorful, and functional. I especially enjoy the fun decks!

2/24/2010 7:16:04 AM

Joyce Whitted,

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I love everything Super Duper. The Fun Decks are the best thing ever invented!

2/24/2010 7:15:58 AM

tiffany Scabet,

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My daughter has a speech and cognitive delay these cards are used at her current speech therapy sessions. im planning on purchasing the fun decks in hope that we can work with her at home as well as when we move.

2/22/2010 7:15:36 AM

Rachel Johnson,

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I love the super duper fun decks! As a therapist that travels between schools they are fantastic! They are easy to transport and the kids love them! Thank you for a wonderful product!

2/17/2010 8:25:16 AM

Racheal Montgomery,

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I enjoy your products and love your language games/activities. I would like more interactive products and language stimulating toys for early childhood. I work with many pre-kindergarten students and would benefit from a larger variety of products for children at this age. I love the fluency enhancing tools and the Magne Talk activities.

2/16/2010 7:05:57 AM

Lori Brady,

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My favorite products are those that can be used in mixed groups for both language and articulation students. I really love the card decks because they can be used together during a session to address a variety of skills such as the "Finding the Main Idea" cards mixed with the articulation card decks. I also love the Free Shipping which really helps when you have a tight budget to purchase materials. I would love to see more language comprehension materials that can be used in the older grades 3-6 in a small group.

2/8/2010 7:50:25 AM

Kathy Voss,

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I love your store! My favorite are the Fun Decks!

2/5/2010 7:46:43 AM

Maria Hrabowski,

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Decks. They allow almost painless teaching. Until I started he was not able to answer any question. I recommended them for Robert's school (besides buying myself) and they bought it and hopefully start using them. My son has very, VERY VERY serious problems with language and speech.

2/2/2010 7:12:05 AM

Sue Cartier,

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I feel that you are serving me very well. If I need materials in any area, I know I can find it in your catalog. I really like the fun decks and the chipper chat games. They are fun and easy to pull out and the kids enjoy them.

1/29/2010 7:04:44 AM

Lynn Herndon,

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service is great! we just ordered the Funalogy game. Our children love the games & anytime we use the secret decoder.

1/29/2010 7:02:07 AM

Jenny Ganson,

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We love using the fun decks! Keep them coming!

1/28/2010 12:20:58 PM

Rachel Johnson,

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I absolutely love all of your products! I especially enjoy all of your fun decks -- they are appropriate for all ages and very portable! All of the teachers that I work with borrow them and end up ordering their own because they are so perfect for therapy and classroom use! Thank you so much! You make travel between several schools a joy!

1/27/2010 2:05:29 PM

Great Product!
Robyn M.,Salem, OH

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"We" love this product. The kids love the self checking secret decoder. It not only keeps their attention while working on main ideas, it allows me to adjust reading levels amongst kids in the group. Keep the great products coming.

1/25/2010 11:24:04 PM

Best Game For Our Older Students!
Matt K.,Brooklyn, NY

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Are you tired of finding stories that entertain our older students? Need a little variety? "What is the Main idea?" is the game for you! Students can learn about all the story grammar components and still have fun! My students LOVE using the decoder as an added incentive!

1/25/2010 8:58:02 AM

Great product

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I recently covered a maternity leave for a school based SLP who had very few language materials for grades 3-5. I did not panic but went straight to Super Duper's website and found many great materials. This product helped make my job easier and was fun for my students. The students loved the secret decoder and practiced their reading skills while expanding their vocabulary!

1/14/2010 7:19:13 AM

Stephanie Hershberger,

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I absolutely love the Irregular Past Tense Verbs Super Fun Deck with the decoder. All of the sets with decoders are genius! The kids love them!

12/14/2009 7:59:05 AM

Jane Leemhuis,

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Your service is great -- quick, free shipping, and never a mistake! Any of the products with the decoders are a hit with my students.

12/11/2009 7:16:09 AM

Kelly Madison,

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My favorite products are the Fun Decks! Thanks for all of the great products you have!!

12/8/2009 8:11:54 AM

Nancy Brodson,

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I love the fun decks! They're great for taking with me to different buildings when I'm hitting the road. Thanks!!

12/8/2009 8:11:35 AM

Allison Brown,

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Well, it's that time of year orders! In the 11 years in my district, I have come to rely solely on your products. I especially love the fun decks and chipper chats! The kids are engaged and continually ask to play with them. Plus, the free shipping allows me to spend all of my limited budget on materials! Thanks Super Duper!

12/7/2009 7:12:00 AM

amanda price ormsby,

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You guys are great, no improvements neede! I'd like to see more phonology material. My student love the decoder cards and chipper chat, of course!!

12/4/2009 7:31:25 AM

Kristen Dercole,

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I love all of your products and most of my students' favorite games are by Super Duper. They love the secret decoder games. However, some of my older decoders do not work very well--they are hard to push and not very bright. The new design is much better. I ordered the "Irregular Past Tense Verbs" deck w/ decoder in the Spring and it works much better.

11/13/2009 2:19:34 PM

Robbie Campbell,

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chipper chat is one of my favorite products, as well as Look who's talking and the WH decks. All are very useful in helping our son with autism use language. As a parent of an autistic child it is very difficult to engage in conversations, with the help of this company and the products we have ordered we are seeing small steps in engaging in meaningful conversations Thank you Super duper, you are truly super duper!!!!

11/13/2009 2:19:15 PM


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I love your answering "wh" questions cards. They are fantastic!

11/10/2009 3:58:33 PM

Karyn Papadatos,

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I'm a mom with a special needs child (autism) and we enjoy your products! We have several decks of cards, many games, and we hope to purchase many more from you! I'd love to see more games like Chipper Chat, those that serve a language function, but involve some immediate reward. My son loves the magnet want and magnetized chips! Keep up the great work!

11/10/2009 12:56:45 PM

Nancy Forberg,

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The fun decks are easy to carry around from place to place.

11/9/2009 9:51:05 AM

Susan Iwan,

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You do great. I love the secret decoder products.

11/9/2009 7:20:43 AM

Sonia Kitain,

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I love all the hands on products that you produce. The students really enjoy the fishing games. I love all the cards that you make. I particularly love the phonemic awareness kit with all the cards in the various areas. Thanks for all the hard work. It makes being a speech pathologist alot easier. The free handouts are fantastic to give parents during conferences and IEPT conferences.

11/6/2009 10:05:56 AM

Mary Harvey,

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I love super duper products. The students enjoy using the secret decoder lights for feedback. I love the hands on products to use with students.

11/6/2009 8:40:24 AM

jessica vazquez,

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love the wh- question cards and wh- bingo! makes it fun for students to answer wh- questions, and gives them a visual for those who need them.

9/8/2009 7:10:26 AM

Jennifer Tucci,

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I realy love the picture decks. They are convenient to carry with me and durable. They are so versatile!

9/1/2009 7:02:49 AM

Mary Harvey,

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I love the minimal pair cards and using the secret decoder with cards. Super Duper has wonderful products!

8/24/2009 7:17:15 AM

Joanne Kowalczyk Stevens,

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Your fun decks for upper levels (social studies, etc.) get plenty of use with my middle-grade aged language-learning students with disabilities.

7/27/2009 7:47:40 AM

Alana Trocchia,

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The Fun Decks are a great way to get started with Super Duper. I look forward to building my collection.

7/20/2009 9:10:44 AM

Sara Yassini,

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I learned about your company from our Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher and am amazed at all of the products you have. I teach English as a Second Language and am excited to purchase TONS of your Fun Decks. I can easily incorporate those into a game and use them for various grade levels. Thank you!!

7/20/2009 9:09:34 AM

Denice Moberg,

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Fun Decks, Say and Do Auditory Lessons, and Turn and Talk books are the items I use the most.

7/20/2009 8:37:50 AM

Sally Allen,

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I just love the way your cards are packaged in the tin cans. As an inclusive therapist, they are so easy for "grab and go" therapy sessions. The children also love playing with the cards from the cans. Thanks Super Duper!

7/15/2009 7:27:05 AM

Diana Erhart,

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I love your fun card decks. They allow for quick and easy tasks.

7/13/2009 9:18:23 AM

Carolina Camino,

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I am a mother of a 4 yr old boy who is on the autistic spectrum. Your cards have been a real help for him in order to advance in his development. We really enjoy the Fun Deck series of cards. Unbeatable aid to my son!!!

6/15/2009 7:53:32 AM

Anita Franklin,

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I love all of the fun decks--easy-to-store, fun and colorful for the kids, and such a variety of uses during sessions!

6/2/2009 7:13:18 AM

Jenny Carlson,

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Another teacher shared your Super Duper decks of cards with me. They were great! I can see my students having a lot of fun learning. What great activities to use for centers or small group work.

5/11/2009 7:31:36 AM

Sherry Kennedy,

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I love the most...FUN DECKS! They are compact, portable, well-designed, and always with great instructions--and the topics are spot on!

5/6/2009 7:22:31 AM

Ashley Weber,

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I love the secret decoder decks! I've never seen junior high students so excited to work on reading skills. They even beg me to bring them to study hall!

4/17/2009 7:13:01 AM

Jenni Morris,

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I work in an elementary school and the kids just love all of the card activities that include a secret decoder. The kids get a kick out of guessing the right answer and get immediate feedback when they are incorrect. Great idea!

2/27/2009 7:50:26 AM

Tisha Van Curen,

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I LOVE your fun decks! They are PERFECT to grab for any occasion and easy to tote while traveling. I wouldn't go anyplace else for my speech and language needs! Super Duper has it all!

12/15/2008 1:00:44 PM

Shirl Young, Horn Lake, MS,

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I use many of your products in the classroom. My students love the cards that use the light (Secret Decoder) to reveal the answers. I use these decks in centers. They are self-checking, which makes my job a little easier!

12/9/2008 8:40:48 AM

Joanie Hamilton,

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The Super Duper products I enjoy the most are the Fun Decks with the Secret Decoders. I use the Social Inferences Fun Deck almost everyday with my students, and they enjoy using the decoder to see if their answers are correct.

10/21/2008 2:46:38 PM

Cheryl Townsend, Orlando, FL,

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I love Webber's big Artic drill book. I use it frequently with a variety of clients to create games and homework drills. I recently purchased WH products as well as the Main Idea cards with the Secret Decoder pen. My children love these due to wonderful graphics and mysterious decoding abilities. Thanks for your wonderful products!

10/17/2008 3:21:32 PM

Tricia Still, Nacogdoches, TX,

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The kids LOVE the Main Idea and Story Prediction cards with the light!

10/15/2008 3:11:52 PM

Debbie Staloff, Cave City, AR,

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I love the Main Idea and Predicting Outcomes kits with the Secret Decoder just as much as my students do!

10/8/2008 2:39:42 PM

Diane Betman, West Bloomfield, MI,

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I really love the Main Idea cards with the Decoder.