Phonics Alive! 2, The Sound Blender
Ages 6 to 11 Dual WIN/MAC CD
Phonics Alive! 2 builds essential reading skills & phonological knowledge of blending sounds.
If you would like to teach a young child to read, are learning English as a Second Language or have an older student with reading difficulties, this program is highly recommended.
This program is being widely used around Australia in Primary schools and Intensive English Centers and in Secondary schools for remedial literacy with older students.
Phonics Alive! 2 The Sound Blender allows students to learn and to practice within an interactive, fun environment and most importantly, to do so each at their own pace.
The Sound Blender introduces and consolidates advanced decoding skills to assist students to recognize and decode previously unknown words.
There are twelve self paced, interactive modules, each containing lessons to teach students, followed by interactive exercises and rhyming, blending & keyboard activities in the following areas:
All progress can be recorded & results may be printed.
Once students have completed a module they may print a certificate at the end of that module. The certificate displays a percentage mark calculated on the number of times that the student chose the correct response on the first attempt.
Easy navigation and quick access to main menu at startup.
A computer voice-over has been designed to guide students through the program. Students do not require prior reading skills to use this program, so it is most suitable to develop English as a Second Language.
Option for parent/teacher to see on screen, all tasks included in the complete program.
Option to adjust speed settings.
Extra resources with School Versions include:
A 134 page teaching guide with lowercase keyboard stickers, game cards and blackline masters based on each of the 12 modules on the CD, are included with School Versions, Lab Packs and Site Licences. A wonderful resource for all teachers.
Lowercase keyboard stickers are included to help young students and ESL students easily navigate their computer keyboard. Extra packs are available [More information]
Pentium 133MHz or faster IBM-compatible PC
with SVGA display, 32 Mb RAM, 4 x CD-ROM player with 16 bit Sound Blaster
compatible sound card, running Windows 95 or later. Display set to thousands
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