Teacher Review for Starfall

Great interactive website for early literacy with customizable teacher resources.

Nancy B.
TRT (Instructional Technology Coach)
Instructional Resource Center Portsmouth, Virginia 23707
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
We use this division-wide with pre-k students to support early literacy and numeracy. It can be used independently by students. The first time a student uses it may require some adult assistance to help the child understand navigational features. It can be used successfully in group settings to share eBooks, nursery rhymes and motion songs.
My Take
This website is a subscription service and includes many of the essential content that is critical for the pre-k student entering school as well as the necessary support to implement. It includes everything available on the free site, Starfall.com, plus so much more! MoreStarfall.com's interactive activities support literacy-phonemic awareness/phonics, early reading, numeracy-number sense, nursery rhymes, motion songs, eBooks, colors, holiday/seasonal themed activities and more. The Talking Library includes eBooks that track words, however, the highlighting is line-by-line rather than word-by-word. For early literacy, this is not a very effective method of tracking. The Teacher's lounge includes customizable resources, as well as guides and lesson plans.