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i Can Spell with Phonics
Teaches 150 sight words with regular spelling.
Breaks words into ‘phonic chunks’ and sounds them out.
Easy to use – Top quality speech – Educationally sound – It gets results!
It’s like training wheels for spelling success!
Ages 5 to 7, plus Remedial, ESL and Special Needs.
i Can Spell with Phonics provides an easy introduction for beginning spellers, with no irregular words, no typing, and no spelling tests (these will be introduced in our later apps!)
Begin learning two letter words, CVCs, short vowel sounds and simple rimes, before moving on to consonant blends, common digraphs, including: sh, ch, th, ck, oo, ee, ow, ay, ou, ai, oa and r-controlled vowels: ar, ir, or, er.
Each 10-word-lesson takes approximately 7 minutes to complete.
A 10-word-lesson is made up of three activities, followed by a reward game.
Activity 1: Tap on the “phonic chunks” to build and sound-out each spelling word.
Activity 2: Name the pictures: Drag the vowels, beginning letters, rimes or digraphs to complete the words. (This may be completed strategically, or by trial and error.)
Activity 3: More “phonic chunks”, but this time the spelling words are put in context, with engaging sentences and vibrant photographs.
Reward Game: Choose between “Match the Pairs”, “Word Search”, “Fish Food” and “Space Rescue”.
For a full description of all the activities, please read the iCanSpell_GUIDE.pdf
i Can Spell with Phonics makes a great LEARNING CENTER for the classroom.
All of the WORD LISTS can be viewed here: iCanSpell_WORD_LISTS.pdf
Our apps are designed to be highly educational, fun to play, and also take into consideration the needs of struggling literacy learners. Even older students needing more help with phonics will find the activities playable (and not too babyish).
No Ads - No In-App Purchases - No Worries! All web links and app settings are placed behind a parental gate.
VOICE OPTIONS: Australian, American and British English
If you find the reward arcade games too distracting for your classroom, these may be turned off (in “Settings”), enabling students to play word games only.
Synthetic or Analytic Phonics?
i Can Spell with Phonics teaches spelling through immersion and repeated exposure both visually to the correct spelling, as well as hearing and actively sounding out the words. Phonics is taught explicitly, and the words are also placed in meaningful sentence context.
The words included are phonemically regular sight words, however the vocabulary is not limited to the extent required by most SYNTHETIC PHONICS programs, which tend to dictate a specific order in which to introduce phonemes. If required, teachers can pick their own words for the lesson using “My Words” (words must be chosen from the 150).
We use a traditional pronunciation of “w” and “y” (“wuh” and “yuh”).
Whether you are buying this app for your four year old who has already mastered the sounds of the alphabet, or for your eight year old who still struggles to read, i Can Spell with Phonics will provide them with intensive phonics practice which is easy, fun and effective.
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