is one my favorite reading apps for the iPad!
dream about the opportunity to use iPads in the classroom. While they are not
currently available where I work, I find myself obsessed with the possibilities
technology provides for the classroom. (So obsessed that I got my Masters with
a focus on educational technology.)
I was recently introduced to the iPad app Rhyme to Read.
I spent quite a while playing around with it at home and dreaming about the day
when I can use it with my students at school!
kindergarteners. Before attempting to read the adorable stories in Rhyme to
Read, students need to master letter-sound correspondence. The app
includes 20 books. Each book highlights one short vowel word family.
book. Not only can students see the onset and rime, they can also hear it.
Students tap on the words on the left page to “hear” the onset and
rhyme. Then, they blend the word on their own to read it. Then they have the
chance to read the words in the context of the story on the right.
on any word and it is read aloud to them. Talk about immediate feedback!
on the top right of each page. Again, if a student doesn’t know a sight word,
he/she can tap the word to hear it aloud.
each book. Did you notice that the list above is cumulative? When students read
the books in order, they’ll learn and practice 20 word families and 35 sight
words! Oh how I wish I could gift this to each of my students to use at home!
the word families they already learned. Those word families are still color
coded so students can visually see the difference. Once again, if students
don’t remember the word or family, they can just tap the word to hear it. Plus,
check out those awesome picture clues!
If you want to learn more about Rhyme to Read, you can go their website or watch the video below!
have iPads available in your classroom, that is an effective and inexpensive
center! Where else can you find 20 books for 30 cents a piece? Click here to find the full version.***GIVEAWAY***
The better news is that the creators of Rhyme to Read are letting me give the app away to one of you! You can enter below. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 24th. That’s just in time for back to school. 😉 Good luck!
Disclosure: I was provided with this app at no cost to me. This post is my honest review of this app and consists of my opinions only.
Engaging YouTube Videos for Practicing Rhyming in the Classroom
Do you like to use videos and music in the classroom? I’ve scoured YouTube for the most effective and engaging YouTube videos for rhyming practice. You can find the list by clicking on the picture below!