From Rogers Center for Learning:
"Learn to Read, Write and Spell" app is designed for the IOS platform iPad Users and made for "Made For Ages 5 and Above". This iPAD app teaches advanced reading and spelling skills to adults, adolescents and children, who* Are non-readers, or are reading below their expected level* Know many sight words but cannot decode or encode new words* Are learning disabled - LD* Have an attention deficit disorder - ADD/HDThis iPAD app is Recommended for:* Public/private schools (resource rooms, special education classes, ESL programs)* Libraries /literacy centers* Home computers - Home schooling* Correctional, rehabilitation, youth detention centers and vocational facilities* Community colleges (LD resource centers)This multisensory reading, spelling and penmanship program builds an association between symbols and sounds in the English language through self-paced repetition. It utilizes the close association of visual, auditory and kinesthetic elements to help students improve their language skills.The beginning of the iPAD app assumes the student does not know the letters of the alphabet. The app then proceeds to teach all the skills one needs to read on a sixth grade level.This INTERACTIVE iPAD app uses graphics as a vehicle to teach:The sound & key word for each letter of the alphabet* Blending letters to form words* Reading Lessons* Writing Lessons* Spelling Skills* Language Skills* Dictionary SkillsExtensive practice in reading, spelling and penmanship throughout the appSpecific language skills taught include suffixes, prefixes, the six syllable types, consonant digraphs and blends, diphthongs, singular and plural nouns, apostrophe and contractions, punctuation, exceptional words (words to be memorized), sentence and paragraph structure, etc.Students and teachers can move to different lessons/modules in the program by utilizing the progress report. They can click on the "DOWN ARROW" after the short introduction. This will take them to a progress report. The names of the modules, in the program, are located on the left side of the screen (letter, reading, spelling, writing, language and dictionary lessons). When you "click" them, the voice will identify the name of the module. Next to each module are numbered buttons. These numbers correspond to the numbered lessons in the table of contents in the manual. One may click on the numbered button and go right to the lesson of their choice. Teachers can decide if they wish to have a student follow the sequence, as it is presented on the program, or may decide to use the program to reinforce a particular reading skill which was just introduced in class.The FREE version of "Learn to Read, Write and Spell" iPAD app contains the Introduction, History of English and First Lesson of each module.