Teacher Review for Starfall

Great. interactive site for building early reading skils with engaging visuals.

Susanna V.
Classroom teacher
Williamson Elementary School
Rancho Cordova, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, English-Language Learning, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
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 Individual
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use this web-site in whole group direct instruction with an interactive whiteboard. I use it to help introduce sound-letter relationships, build and practice blending word skills, and engage students with colors,numbers etc. I also use it to practice how to navigate in a website, The students get comfortable with how to use the website and practice using a mouse on our classroom computers and computer lab. I recommend the website to parents as a good resource to use at home.
My Take
I like this website and enjoy using it in my teaching of letters and early reading skills. It loads quickly and works well. The visuals are engaging and it has enough variety to keep students engaged when working on it individually on class computers or the computer lab. The students are building background knowledge and practicing reading skills without even realizing it. I like the support where the correct answer sparkles after a short amount of time for those that need a little extra help.