A. Instruction - 6.3
B. Design - 8.5
C. Engagement - 7.1
Endless Reader: A Best App for Sight Words
Summary : Look at This App for Sight Words
Endless Reader provides users with activities that introduce and reinforce common sight words. From the home screen, users tap a word. Next, Endless Reader presents the word by showing its spelling and then pronouncing it. Afterwards, characters run past the word and knock its letters loose. Users then must drag the letters back in place to spell the word. As they do so, Endless Reader makes the sound of each letter. The second activity presents users with a sentence that uses the sight word contextually. Again, characters run past the sentence and knock the words loose. Users must drag the words back in place to complete the sentence. As they do so, Endless Reader pronounces the words and reads the completed sentence. At this point, users can tap the right and left arrows at the bottom of the page to progress to the next word or review previously learned words.
Please Note: Only a limited amount of words are available for no cost. Users will have to make an in-app purchase to access additional word packs.
- Teachers can allow students to practice their sight words using this app. As students complete each sight word, teachers can have students maintain a log by writing down each sight word they learned during the session. Afterwards, teachers can have students return to their log and use each sight word in a sentence.
- To reinforce their learning of sight words, teachers can have students complete a Frayer Box graphic organizer. This organizer will require students to write the word, its definition, a sentence that uses the word contextually, antonyms/synonyms, and draw a picture of the word.
- Teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and progress through the sight words included on this app. After each sight word and its sentence have been presented, teachers can have students write a new sentence that uses the sight word. Afterwards, teachers can call on students to share sentences.
- Once students become familiar with this app, teachers can write sight words on the front of flashcards and distribute the flashcards to students. Next, students will write a sentence that uses the sight word contextually on the back of the flashcard. When finished, teachers can have students walk around the room and share their sight word and sentence with peers.
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|B1. Ability to Save Progress
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|B4. Ease of Use
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