Teacher Review For Starfall ABCs

Easy to Use, Fun and Colorful!

Kristy (GAE) L.
Media specialist/librarian
P.S. 200 Benson
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Students use it for individual practice with lessons and sounds. This website aligns with Danielson Domain 1, Planning & Preparation, component 1b, Demonstrating Knowledge of Students, as you must know your students abilities to decide what activities to perform. Starfall has Pre-K & K curriculum, but offers a variety of activities from learning ABCs to "Learning to Read" to "I'm Reading." This site is also very helpful for older students who are learning English, and those who need additional support with letters, sounds, digraphs, etc.
My Take
I think Starfall is an excellent tool to use in conjunction with classroom teaching. It's a good followup to sound and letter instruction and provides opportunity for students to practice while they play. The site is easy to use, very colorful and fun for children.