Teacher Review For Starfall ABCs

Now available on Android

Lindsay K.
Classroom teacher
Fairview South Elementary School
Skokie, IL
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My Grades K, 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with ELL
Low literacy
How I Use It
I had it pushed out to student tablets who have not yet mastered the alphabet. For the rest of my students, I pushed out Starfall's other (more advanced) app, Learn to Read. Students have one of these apps in their "literacy" folder on their tablets, and can choose this activity when it's literacy time or free choice time.
My Take
This is a good app for using with students who come to kindergarten with low literacy skills, including some ELL learners. This app reviews the alphabet with students, but as was mentioned in the Graphite review, does not keep track of letters that have been learned or practiced. This product would be better with an incentive for students to learn letters (such as coins) and a way for teachers to limit which letters a student should practice so that they do not keep returning to letters they have already mastered.