Learn to Read, Write and Spell

Learn to Read, Write, and Spell teaches young users foundational literacy skills. From its main screen, users can select if they want to engage the “Exercise & Report Card” or “Tutorials & Videos” option. In the “Exercise & Report Card” option, users must tap the skill they wish to engage, and the skills include: Letter, Reading, Writing, Spelling, Language, and Dictionary. Users will then be presented a lesson that teaches and/or reviews the lesson topic they selected. The activities in each lesson may require userst to trace and/or identify a letter, or they may be asked to respond…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6
B. Design - 6.8
C. Engagement - 6.9

6.6

Lots of Content for Emerging Readers

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Learn to Read, Write, and Spell teaches young users foundational literacy skills. From its main screen, users can select if they want to engage the “Exercise & Report Card” or “Tutorials & Videos” option. In the “Exercise & Report Card” option, users must tap the skill they wish to engage, and the skills include: Letter, Reading, Writing, Spelling, Language, and Dictionary. Users will then be presented a lesson that teaches and/or reviews the lesson topic they selected. The activities in each lesson may require userst to trace and/or identify a letter, or they may be asked to respond to prompt or directive orally. With the “Tutorials & Videos” option, users can view a video about the Rogers Center, the history of English, or letters.

Please Note: Only a limited amount of content can be accessed for free. Users will have to make an in-app purchase to access additional content.

Instructional Ideas

  1. As independent work, teachers can assign students a specific lesson they are to complete from the “Exercise & Report Card” option. Teachers can require students to complete the lesson in class or as homework. If in class, teachers can monitor students by making sweeps of the room while they complete the lesson. As they work, teachers can ask students: (1) What are you doing in this lesson? (2) Is this lesson easy or difficult? (3) What do you like most about this lesson? If assigned for homework, teachers can set aside class time the next day to discuss the lesson with students using the previously stated questions.
  2. After students become familiar with this app and its content, teachers can transfer students from the app’s activities to paper-and-pencil practice. For example, after students become able to identify words in this app, teachers can present them with a basal reader that includes those words and have them read it. Or, after students learn to write letters using this app, teachers can provide them with paper and writing utensil. Next, teachers can instruct students to write letters on the paper by stating a letter’s name and coaching them.
  3. When ready, teachers can play the videos for students from the “Tutorials & Videos” feature in this app. After the video has played, teachers can ask students: (1) What was the video about? (2) What did you learn from the video? (3) What did you think about while viewing the video? These questions can be used to facilitate a class conversation.
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

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