Computer based training system for teaching beginning literacy
- Ease of use and effectiveness
- some of the audio recording could be better quality
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Phonics and Reading With McGuffey is an affordable and complete computer based training system for beginning literacy that emphases phonics instruction. The program does not require any technically trained supervision to administer to students. Each lesson introduces new letter sounds which are incorporated into new words. The lessons combine phonics with reading practice. Spelling and sight word practice is included to improve fluency.
animated phonics graphics guided reading guided spelling practice phonics blending practice sight word drilling
Phonics and Reading With McGuffey is unlike other software on the market for the followinng reasons: 1. The user interface does not require any literacy skill to operate. 2. It is a complete courseware for teaching literacy that combines phonics, spelling, sight word practice, full color illustrations, and guided reading practice from a classic text book. 3. It has a function in the program that allows students to build words and hear them with a real human voice.
Phonics and Reading With McGuffey is meant for use by children learning to read at a 1st grade level. It is not childlike and embarassing for older students however.