Word Monsters: Learn to Read

Word Monsters: Learn to Read

5,000 - 10,000 downloads

Pros
  • Great for kids
Cons
  • Won't work on all devices
  • Force closes
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Expert's Review
5.7
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"Monsters Can Read Too"

Reviewed by / Nov 12, 2013

Read the books and interact with the characters and the story

Word Monsters: Learn to Read is a game for children that presents interactive stories to engage them.

Each story book can be read by the kid or have it read automatically. It also includes activities to do with your kid, everything about the story details, word-related games and phonic exercises.

Unfortunately, despite the good intentions, the app should be definitely improved. Pages take long to load, app force closes a lot and most of the books need to be purchased, which we wouldn't mind if everything ran smoothly. But it doesn't.

MindConnex Learning is the developer of Word Monsters: Learn to Read, an app for children which has great graphics but needs to improve its interface

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Developer's original description available here
Introducing The Word Monsters, a new and innovative series of interactive, decodable readers! Join Tag and his friends on their adventures while developing reading skills in a visually rich, highly engaging environment.

This carefully structured program combines standard phonics-based instruction with engaging interactive stories to make learning to read fun! Each book also contains three activities that build on the skills addressed in each book.

Developed by experienced industry professionals for use at home or in a school setting, The Word Monsters provides explicit alignments to the US Common Core State Standards—download now and try the first book for free!

Main Features

•Richly designed visuals and engaging stories featuring 5 quirky fun-loving monster characters, each with their own special ability

•Developed in accordance with the US Common Core State Standards and addressing the three main strands: Literature, Foundational Skills, and Language

•Synchronized professional voiceover audio with text highlighting

•Ability to decode or "sound out" individual words by touching them

•Interactive screen elements, providing additional engagement and vocabulary

•Character speech and accompanying speech bubbles for richer reading

•Standards correlated phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension instruction on every screen via an animated "Reading Buddy" character

•"Read on Your Own" or "Read to Me Mode" with automatic event triggering to allow for greater accessibility

•Three standards correlated activities at the end of each book focusing on phonics, vocabulary, and reading comprehension

•Accompanying Teaching Notes and Student Print Activities available free from our website

Some Key Features in Detail

Audio Reinforcement
Every sentence in a Word Monster story can be read aloud by touching the audio icon to the left of the sentence, with highlighting of each word so that students can associate the printed word with its sound. Each decodable word can also be touched to sound it out e.g., touching the word "Tag" will result in the audio sounding out each individual letter – /T/ /A/ /G/ – before blending the sounds together to say "Tag."

Reading Buddy
Each screen in the Word Monster books features optional supplementary instruction around phonemic awareness, print concepts, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and sight words. This instruction is aligned to the US Common Core State Standards. Some of this instruction takes a question/answer format, with the Reading Buddy playing the role of a teacher or parent prompting the student and keeping him/her at the edge of his/her learning curve.

Interactive Animations
Every screen in the Word Monster books is enriched with interactive objects, each of which can be touched to trigger a fun animation. In the process, the object is named in the audio and the corresponding word appears on screen. The goal of these interactions is to entertain the child, while at the same time increasing vocabulary by introducing more challenging words in an engaging way.

Character Speech
Children can interact directly with the characters on screen by touching them to elicit a response in the form of a short phrase that relates to events in the story. This speech is simultaneously displayed in a speech bubble to support the audio. This feature allows the user to engage with the story in another fun way, while also introducing richer, more challenging vocabulary than that contained in the main decodable text.

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Comments and ratings for Word Monsters: Learn to Read
  • (54)

    by Emily Avery on 22/06/2014

    Sad, I was looking forward to sharing this with my son

  • (54)

    by Abbie Israel on 14/06/2014

    Doesn't work on Moto X

  • (54)

    by Lily Smyth on 11/01/2014

    It was for my 18 m old bro and sis It won't run on tho...

  • (54)

    by AnnMarie Sossong on 02/12/2013

    I have been looking for an app that worked on comprehension as well ss decoding and this one is perfect.

  • (54)

    by John Westwood on 07/09/2013

    Great potential but obviously not well tested across devices. Really disappointed.

  • (54)

    by Martin Williams on 07/07/2013

    Its a real shame that this won't run on my Transformer 101 - my daughter was looking forward to this educational game.

  • (54)

    by Rachael Wollet on 08/06/2013

    As both a teacher and a mom, I love this app. The books are engaging and the games are fun while still being educational. Both my son and kids at school are always asking too use this app. I love it!