Phonics Awareness

Free! Phonics Awareness focuses on meeting the Common Core State Standards that address the segmentation of words, blending of phonemes, and vowel sounds. Users determine the skill they would like to explore within the app, and lessons are tailored to each skill. As users practice the selected skill, the level of difficulty becomes increasingly rigorous. Phonics Awareness differentiates for visual learners by incorporating Elkonin boxes as users answer practice questions. For auditory learners, users identify isolated sounds heard within a word. Lastly, there is a built-in assessment feature to track user learning. Instructional Ideas Teachers can have students use Phonics Awareness…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.2
B. Design - 8.8
C. Engagement - 6.6

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An app created by educational professionals and approved by bugs to teach phonics.

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Phonics Awareness focuses on meeting the Common Core State Standards that address the segmentation of words, blending of phonemes, and vowel sounds. Users determine the skill they would like to explore within the app, and lessons are tailored to each skill. As users practice the selected skill, the level of difficulty becomes increasingly rigorous. Phonics Awareness differentiates for visual learners by incorporating Elkonin boxes as users answer practice questions. For auditory learners, users identify isolated sounds heard within a word. Lastly, there is a built-in assessment feature to track user learning.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can have students use Phonics Awareness as a remediation tool during literacy stations.
  2. Once students understand how Elkonin boxes work, teachers can use them to reinforce students’ comprehension of phonics. To clarify, the teacher first provides students with blank paper Elkonin boxes and a small candy, like Skittles. Next, the teacher writes a word on the board and has students mark a particular phonics-based characteristic of that word with a Skittle. For example, the teacher writes the word “Cat” on the board and instructs students to move a Skittle to the Elkonin box where the /a/ sound appears in the word.
  3. Once students have used Phonics Awareness to gain a sense of familiarity for letter sounds and blends, teachers can pair students to practice their spelling words. For example, while in pairs, the teacher requires one student in each pair to pronounce an individual letter sound or blend to the partner. The partner, in response, will pronounce the entire word back.
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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