Fry Words

[asa_item id="470926345"] Fry Words contains lists of the 1,000 most frequently used words in the English language. From its home screen, users are presented the Fry Words in groups. Each group contains 100 words, and each group is broken down into 10 lists. When users tap an icon that represents a list of Fry Words, the app presents a word by showing its spelling and pronouncing it for users. Users can “Favorite” the word by the “Star” button on the top right of the app, or they can progress to the next word by tapping the screen. If users want…

Review Overview

A. Instruction
B. Design
C. Engagement

ry Words: An App for Early Literacy Learners

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Fry Words contains lists of the 1,000 most frequently used words in the English language. From its home screen, users are presented the Fry Words in groups. Each group contains 100 words, and each group is broken down into 10 lists. When users tap an icon that represents a list of Fry Words, the app presents a word by showing its spelling and pronouncing it for users. Users can “Favorite” the word by the “Star” button on the top right of the app, or they can progress to the next word by tapping the screen. If users want to review the words they “Favorited,” they can swipe to the last page of the home screen and select the “Favorite” icon. Users can also customize word pronunciations and create word lists by tapping the “Gear” button on the home screen and then selecting the “Customize Flashcards” option. Additionally, by tapping the “Gear” button, users can further customize the app by changing the timing, looping, capitalization, font size and color, and order type settings.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can have students review a list of words included in this app. After reviewing the words and their meanings, teachers can have students write sentences that contain the words they viewed.
  2. Teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and show students a word list. Teachers can tap a word and have the app pronounce it for students. After hearing the app pronounce the word, teachers can have their class repeat the word back to them out loud.
  3. Teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and present students a word. Teachers can then ask their students if they know the word’s definition, if/where they have seen the word before, and if they can draw a picture of the word.
  4. For homework, teachers can assign students to review a word list with their parents. Teachers can further require students to have their parents write a note vouching that they did review the word list with their child.
  5. Teachers can assign students a word list to study each Monday. Throughout the week, teachers can review the words’ meaning and spelling. Then, on Friday, teachers can have a spelling and vocabulary test based on the words.
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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