How I Use It
I use this app as an option during my daily 5 centers. It teaches students many different phonics skills that they need practice with. It works on syllables, long and short vowels, digraphs, vowel teams, blends, ending sounds, and more. One of the limits to this program is that it does not read the question aloud. This is a big limitation when using this in a first grade classroom. This app only works for my "readers" at the beginning of the year. As the year progress and more students become confident in their reading this app helps reinforce their phonics skills and spelling also!
This app is a great tool to reinforce phonics skills taught in class as well as teach new skills. Students enjoy playing this with a partner and it is good motivation for them to try their best so they can "win" the tic tac toe game. If this app had an audio component that read the questions to the students the app would be SO much better! As it is, it is an engaging app that students enjoy using as a way to further their phonics knowledge.