Alphabet, Spelling, and Phonics! Literacy and ABC educational games for kids

[asa_item id="502026679"] Alphabet, Spelling, and Phonics! teaches early-literacy skills to users with game-like activities. Users begin by creating a profile and registering their account. Next, users are able to activate their account by holding down the launch button. Without having to make a purchase, users are able to access only the “Words” activity, but other activities are available for purchase, including Letters and Phonics. When “Words” is selected, users are shown a word and the letters needed to spell that word. Users are then to slide the letters in place to spell the word. Once the word is spelled correctly,…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.4
B. Design - 8
C. Engagement - 7.4

7.3

Alphabet, Spelling and Phonics!: An App for Early Literacy

Summary : An Introductory App for Spelling and Phonics

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Alphabet, Spelling, and Phonics! teaches early-literacy skills to users with game-like activities. Users begin by creating a profile and registering their account. Next, users are able to activate their account by holding down the launch button. Without having to make a purchase, users are able to access only the “Words” activity, but other activities are available for purchase, including Letters and Phonics. When “Words” is selected, users are shown a word and the letters needed to spell that word. Users are then to slide the letters in place to spell the word. Once the word is spelled correctly, the app will make each letter sound and then pronounce the word. The app will not allow users to place the letters in an incorrect order. After users have spelled multiple words correctly, they are awarded prizes, which are more entertainment-based activities used to build motivation. Users can exit the awards and return back to the activity at their discretion. Users can also download the Parent Center, which lets them track the progress made by users registered to the Parent account.

Please note: Additional tutorials for other subjects are linked to this app, and they include Seasons, Addition, Emotions, and Animals, among others. In these tutorials, one section is available without having to make a purchase.

Instructional Ideas

  1. This app can be used to teach students letter sounds and word spelling. To do so, teachers must first show students how to use this app. Then, with the teacher sitting next to the student, the student can begin using the app independently.
  2. Once students have completed all the lessons in the Words activity, teachers can transfer students from the app to a class activity. In the activity, teachers can begin by showing letters to students and asking them to make the letter’s sound orally. Once students are comfortable making the sounds, teachers can pronounce a word and have students sound out the word. Once the word is sounded out correctly, teachers can have students spell the word.
  3. As an extension activity to this app, teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and call on a student to correctly drag the letters to form the word. After the student spells the word correctly, the teacher can lead a class discussion about the word. Specific questions teachers can use to stir conversation after the word is spelled include: (1) What does this word mean? (2) Where would we likely see this word? (3) Can you draw a picture of this word? (4) Can other words be spelled using these letters? (5) Where have you seen this word before?
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity

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  • Kids ABC Letter, Spelling, Literacy & Phonics game Screenshot
  • Kids ABC Letter, Spelling, Literacy & Phonics game Screenshot
  • Kids ABC Letter, Spelling, Literacy & Phonics game Screenshot
  • Kids ABC Letter, Spelling, Literacy & Phonics game Screenshot
  • Kids ABC Letter, Spelling, Literacy & Phonics game Screenshot