ry Words: An App for Early Literacy Learners
Summary : Fry Word Here!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|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|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|