Teacher Review for Starfall

Colorful videos and easy navigation; sequential lessons provide a strong phonics foundation.

Angela S.
Classroom teacher
Martha Elementary School
Barboursville, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used this website with success during intervention for struggling second grade readers. I did find it necessary to monitor and guide the lessons they used so that instruction would be relevant and beneficial.
My Take
The colorful videos and easy navigation keep kids engaged. Sequential lessons provide a strong phonics foundation. I feel like this website could be used more whole class for Kindergarten and first grade for beginning reading instruction. Second graders who need intervention for reading also benefit, but once a student (especially older second grade) is a solid reader, they may find the site a bit childish OR they may enjoy it and just play instead of using it to gain knowledge.