Phonics Awareness Grade 1

App Review
Additional Description

Phonics Awareness is educational app based on the pre-reading skills. The app focuses on developing the foundations for literacy learning by listening to sounds in words through interactive activities.

Format iPhone, iPad
Age Range early primary
Motivators verbal praise
Curriculum/Goal Areas literacy
Evidence-based Intervention Highly Structured Supports
Targeted Skills Segmenting (mostly CVC) Blending simple sound combinations and matching the blended word to a picture. Syllabification (Up to 5 syllables). Final phoneme identification Initial phoneme identification Identification of initial blend sounds.
Great For

Teaching basic early literacy skills to lower primary students who are motivated by iPads/technology. Simple to use app, easy to navigate, provides immediate reinforcement. No negative reinforcement, student simply tries again. Pre and post quiz to determine understanding of concepts targeted in the app.

Please Consider

Students will need to have adequate fine motor skills. Background of the app is light and dark blue vertical stripes which may become visually overloading for students sensitive to visual input. App voiceover has an American accent, therefore some words sound different to the Australian accent. This is most obvious with vowels and the postvocalic /r/.

Generalise Skills and Knowledge

Read books and point to words as you read them. Try to play word games, such as thinking of words that begin or end with a particular letter, or clapping out syllables. Point out environmental print and sounds/words in your everyday routines. Try creating a sound book by using a scrapbook and delegating a page for each sound. On each page, cut out pictures and stick them to the corresponding pages. You do not have to do this in alphabetical order.

Developer: Bugbrained, LLC

Price: free

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Phonics Awareness, 1st Grade

Customer ratings: (16 ratings)
Category: Education
Languages: English
Rated: 4+

Updated: 08.10.2011
Version: 3.0
Size: 42.82 MB
Requirements: iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74

Phonics Awareness is a comprehensive, low cost educational app based on the pre-reading skills 1st graders must have as they move from hearing sounds, into seeing the letter as a representation for the sound. This is the beginning of true phonics learning...

Screenshots Phonics Awareness, 1st Grade

Screenshots Phonics Awareness, 1st Grade for iPad

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