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App Description

Designed for Educators and Speech Language Pathologists who are working with students learning english, this app can be used in the classroom and home. The app is based on the classic memory game "concentration" and includes three levels of difficulty. After the words have been matched correctly, you will hear a clear pronunciation of the word to help reinforce reading fluency.

A variety of scaffolding support has been built in including the following:

- 3 levels of difficulty: 6 cards, 12 cards and 26 cards
- clear pronunciation for each word that is matched correctly
- includes all 220 Sight Words (Pre-primer, Primer, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3)

When working with students, encourage them to pronounce each word after it has been turned over to help develop their reading skills. This application is used in several schools in the United States in particular.

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More About the Dolch Sight Words:

The Dolch sight word list contains 220 "service words" that have to be easily recognized in order to achieve reading fluency in the English language. There are five groups of words: Pre-primer, Primer, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3.

Sight word acquisition is a critical building block for any child's ability to read. For example, once he or she can read all of the words on Dolch’s lists, they will have access to 75% of what is printed in almost any piece of children’s literature. The more one-on-one time a child has learning and practicing sight words with an adult, the greater his chances to integrating them into his long-term memory. This app and the game of concentration is one of the best ways to reinforce and practice the sight words. Encourage your child to read the words when they are turned over.

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App Changes

February 28, 2014 Price Decrease: $3.99 -> $2.99
January 29, 2014 New version 2.0
March 16, 2013 Price Decrease: $5.99 -> $3.99
February 19, 2013 Initial Release

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