Teacher Review For ABCya!

A go-to resource for independent language practice

Victor K.
Piney Ridge Elementary School
Sykesville, MD
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have a personal website that my students use as a hub for home English practice, and I link straight to specific games on ABCya! that I think will be most helpful for my students. The sight word game tops the list of "word games." If/when I let my students access the site in class, they do it on a Chrome browser with Adblock Plus installed, so all the ad frames are blank and less distracting.
My Take
I'm an ESOL teacher, and ABCya! is one of the main places I send my students for computer-based home English practice. Their Dolch sight word spelling game (http://www.abcya.com/dolch_sight_word_spelling.htm) is the free web-based sight-word practice I've found. Most of the kindergarten teachers I work with let their students use it at the computer station. The only way it could be better is if it were ad-free. Students have to scroll down on most monitors to get past the ads to the learning games.