Teacher Review For Phonics Genius

This app is great for students in grade 1-6 who need additional exposure to phonics and multi-syllabic words.

Jamie S.
Instructional coach
Duquesne Elementary School
Duquesne, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this app in a small group setting with struggling readers. We practice various word families and the students seem to really enjoy trying to breakdown each word and figure out what the word says. It works well with more than one student. Since some of the words are more difficult, the students help and encourage one another. The graphics and lay out are not very fancy, but it gets the job done and all the information is already there.
My Take
Often times, students have difficulty applying basic phonics skills and patters to more difficult and multi-syllabic words. I really liked how this app allows students to use basic phonetic patterns in simple and more complex words. The students I used this with were eager to see the next word and were engaged in trying to decode the more difficult words. It was nice to use an app that had words sorted into the various vowel patterns, blends, and digraphs already.