Teacher Review for Teach Your Monster to Read

Mouse skills with students at this age can be a barrier for many, but some students got a lot out of this activity.

Steve K.
School district administrator
Dubai American Academy
Dubai,
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning, World Languages, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Practice
Small group
Great with ELL
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used it in a general grade 1 class and many of the learners found navigating too difficult due to their limited mouse skills. The ones that were able to navigate found the activity engaging, and had lots of opportunities to practice their phonics and simple spelling.
My Take
This product is likely best suited as a practice activity for ELL and low literacy learners nearer the end of grade 1 or in grade 2. It provides an opportunity to practice recognition of basic phonic sounds and introductory spelling. The pace of this practice is somewhat slow and may discourage higher achieving students.