Literacy


Highly Recommend

  • Letter of the Day – Interactive Activities (Lakeshore Learning Materials) ($1.99) – first pick a letter and the hear a chat where the letter is used and next find a word with that letter’s sound; options to write the letter (just blank piece of lined paper – no guide) (5)
  • Sight Words List - Learn to Read Flash Cards & Games (Innovative Mobile Apps) – child hears word and then says it. Settings for Learn and Game mode – in game mode they hear the word and must select the correct word from list. Can customize list and even record your voice or a student’s voice. (5) (Free)
  • Sound of Letter – Express – says word and you select the letter; can have it say the letter or the phonic sound; kids can change the background; in practice mode shows the spelling of the word (5) ($2.99)
  • Action Words (Innovative Mobile Apps) (Free)
  • Site Words: Kids Learn (Teacher Created Material) – free version has 25 site words. Children write the word and can record their voice saying the word. Drawing paper has no guides (can shake to erase) Full version $4.99 (3)
  • Spelling Magic – 3 Letter Words – a, e, i, o, u and double consonant word option – tap picture and it says the word, tap letter tiles and it says the sound, drag letters to build word. Some options (show only letters or entire alphabet with vowels colored (5) (Free)
  • Spelling Magic – Consonant Blends – four letter words and double consonant word option – tap picture and it says the word, tap letter tiles and it says the sound, drag letters to build word. Some options (show only letters or entire alphabet with vowels colored (5) (Free)
  • Buster! (McGraw-Hill) many options to this word game; single, two player or team; grade 2 – 4; match rhyming words, prefixes, synonyms (2nd grade) and more for 3rd and 4th grade; nice interface (5) (Free)
  • TeachMe 1st Grade (5)
  • TeachMe Kindergarten (5)
  • Hairy Letters (5)
  • Montesssori Crosswords – many options (5)
  • Little Speller – Three Letter Words (Grasshopper apps) 3 – 6 letter words with nice photos. Many options for customization (5)
  • PhotoTouch ABC (Grasshopper apps) – letter recognition game; some options for displaying images with letter, setting how many letters show at one time (4)
  • Sound Sorting (Lakeshore Learning Materials)- select 3 of 18 words – child must select the right sound for each word. Simple but has audio sound cues. No customization (4)

Recommend Checking Out

  • Read on Site – sentence is read aloud and Scrabble like word tiles fall away. Student must put words back in order. Free version has only pre-primary sentences. (3)
  • PBPhonics 1 – 3 – contains 3 levels and 18 phonemes. Reads words and they says them letter by letter sound. Simple – but for early readers is perfect. Can buy full version (3) (Free)
  • Timed Reading – read passages and it scores words per minute. Provides 5 readings for each grade level, grades K – 4. An iPhone app. No options (3) ($1.99)
  • Long Vowels (Abitalk Phonics) – rocket shoots down asteroids with letter sounds – free version only gives A and O sounds (3)
  • Short Vowels – (Abitalk Phonics) – sub shoots blow fish with letter sounds – free version only gives A and O sounds (2)
  • Funbox FREE – Alphabet, numbers, shapes, symbols, puzzles. Can record your own voice. Can turn on hints. Free version is limited, e.g. only A – E (2) (Free)
  • Fun Rhyming - find rhyming words from three two letter sounds you’ve selected. Buttons are not big enough and easy to press button to buy (2)
  • Tic Tac Toe - (Lakeshore Learning Materials) Must select correct letter sound to place a game piece. The sentences are not read aloud. No customization (1) (Free)
  • Learning A-Z (Raz-Kids) leveled reading books (requires a $65 - $90 annual license) (1)
    http://www.raz-kids.com
  • Articulation Station – learn letter sounds, phonics, many levels and setting, can save score (not free)