Teacher Review for Lalilo

Lalilo is a great supplemental teaching tool for phonics instruction. Students can work independently and progress at their own pace. I love that I can monitor their progress and see what they are working on or need additional help with.

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I currently use this product for one 4th grade special education student that is a non-reader. This helps him build letter/sound correspondence since he does not consistently know all of the letters of the alphabet or the sounds that they make. He is also learning the basic sight words. My only concern is when he is supposed to read a story/article and answer comprehension questions. This student is a very good guesser and has answered all of the comprehension questions correctly without reading the story. I feel that this defeats the purpose of this part of the program.
My Take
I really like Lalilo and so does the student I am using it with. He enjoys getting badges as a way to monitor where he is at in the program and to show which lessons he has completed. I would like to see something different done with the reading and comprehension questions portion so that students are "forced" to read the story in order to be able to answer the questions. My current student is a very good guesser and can get 100% without ever reading the story.