Kids and adults are becoming great at reading, spelling, writing, and handwriting with the EBLI Reading Adventure Apps!
EBLIs 3rd App, Sight Words Made Easy, teaches students to accurately read and spell sight words (regular and irregular high frequency words) by sound and accurately read and use homophones. It is intended for those who have a general reading foundation and is a great segue for new readers who have already learned the basics from Reading Adventures with Booker Series, #1 EBLI Island and #2 EBLI Space.
While containing the exceptional quality of EBLIs previous apps, Sight Words Made Easy is more advanced and contains EBLI instruction for learners of all ages (up to adults). The information, skills, and concepts taught teach irregular and regular words by sound. Instruction benefits readers of every age and level by improving their word reading accuracy, providing advanced phonics knowledge, and improving reading speed and comprehension.
EBLIs multi-sensory instruction through learning activities and games will greatly accelerate the learners acquisition of reading, improve handwriting, and decrease the habit of guessing sight words when reading in text.
The App has introductory activities to the EBLI concepts:
Up to 4 letters can spell a sound
Sounds can be spelled in a variety of ways
The same spelling can represent many different sounds
There are two main activities: Sight Words and Homophones
Analytics are available to follow student progress. Motivational reinforcement is included and rewards are unlocked as students move through the activities.
Each set includes 4 words
13 sets in the Foundational level
16 sets in the Intermediate level
10 sets in the Advanced level
Each set contains 2-3 homophones
25 sets in the Foundational level
25 sets in the Intermediate level
23 sets the in Advanced level
EBLI Activities included in this app:
Tap and say
Say and write
Dot and dash
Words shown in a list with a picture to teach vocabulary
A sentence is dictated and the student types it
Spelling and punctuation error correction
Sentence read through the app as the words are highlighted
Peterson Handwriting (a stylus is recommended on iPhone-sized devices)
Skills and Concepts
The skills and concepts taught in EBLI Reading Adventures Sight Words Made Easy include:
Segmenting: pulling sounds apart
Blending: pushing sounds together
Phoneme Manipulation: moving sounds around in words
Peterson Handwriting: correct letter formation
Fluency: reading smoothly with inflection
Writing: spelling words correctly and using correct punctuation
Homophone instruction: correct spelling and definition of words that sound the same but look different and are spelled differently
Sight Words: reading words accurately by sound
Words are made up of sounds
Teaching the most common spelling for each sound (each 1 letter spelling has a sound that most commonly represents)
Words must be read from left to right
Letters must be written from top to bottom, and from left to right
1, 2, 3, or 4 letters can spell 1 sound
Accurately reading high frequency words
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The EBLI System
EBLI Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction is a system that teaches learners of all ages and ability levels to reach their highest potential in reading. EBLI has been implemented in over 300 schools and has been continuously refined through training and coaching thousands of classroom teachers and others. EBLI was developed from what research has shown to be necessary to teach anyone to reach their highest potential as well as from almost 2 decades of work with clients of all ages and ability levels at Ounce of Prevention Reading Center in Flushing, MI.