I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you to my newest favorite website, Starfall! I'm so excited about this website. It is one of the best I have found for helping students to read.
Here a just a few categories on Starfall and a review of them. This will give you an idea of what the website has to offer.
- ABCs - Click on a letter and the upper and lowercase letter come out with music. It tells you the names of the letters and then you click on the letters and you can hear the sound the letter makes. Next click on the arrow and/or blue letters and you'll hear and see words that start with the letter and the sound is reinforced. And if that wasn't enough, after the words, there is a game with the letters. The ABC section also shows you how to make the letters in sign language. Click on the vowels and you go to a classroom setting with a teacher who teaches a song with the vowel sound. "Listen to the short a sound. The a in cat the a in rat makes a short a sound." There are also ABC printouts which are great for teachers, homeschoolers, or moms.
- Learn to Read - Play a game with words families, sight words, vowels sounds, watch a movie about the order of the alphabet, read an interactive book, and then print out the books to keep! (My daughter's kindergarten teacher prints these out and sends them home for evening reading.)
I trust that you will enjoy this website as much as I have.