Teacher Review For Starfall ABCs

Fun, unitasker app, to teach letter sound awareness.

Dianna B.
Speech-Language Pathologist
Moses Y. Beach School
Wallingford, CT
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My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Although this is clearly designed to teach letter names/sounds, as an SLP, I like to use it to introduce learning targets. For a student who says "Mrs. Davin" instead of "Mrs. Gavin," I might start out with this app and choose the "G" letter. The student is bombarded with models of the correct articulation of the /g/ sound, as well as clearly linking the sound to the letter that makes that sound.
My Take
This app is the same as the well-know website; it teaches simple letter name and letter sound awareness but it teaches them in a fun, engaging way. The app is primarily a unitasker; it doesn't teach a deep understanding of any concepts but does teach the names/sounds creatively and incorporates some simple tasks to reinforce the learner objectives.