The English Phonics Test – it’s about time! Many adults and children, both native speakers and those learning English as an additional language, have difficulty reading English because they do not fully understand the 44 sounds and 120 key spelling choices.
This app uses 120 keywords (each with a memorable picture) to introduce, revise and test the user’s knowledge of the sounds and key spelling choices. The seven modules include the interactive Picturechart, Levels 1-5 (the five structured teaching modules, all with timed practices) and the superb interactive Word Bank.
The ultimate test (graded A-H) requires the user to spell all 120 keywords in the fastest possible time – where each key spelling choice must be selected from 120 possibilities!
With a good understanding of the 44 sounds and 120 key spelling choices, adults and children are more able to segment and blend unfamiliar English words before learning to read and spell them.
If it is desirable to also hear the accuracy and clarity of the user’s pronunciation, the controls on the tablet can be used to Mute or Reduce the volume while the user says the keywords and sounds for part or all of the test.
If you are one of the people listed below, and want a software programme that teaches the building blocks of English Phonics, then this app is for you!
PARENT of a young child learning to read.
PARENT of a child with learning difficulties.
PARENT of a child learning English as an additional language.
TEACHING ASSISTANT in a primary or secondary school.
STUDENT TEACHER in a college or university.
TEACHER in a primary or secondary school.
LECTURER in Primary or Secondary Education at a college or university.
INSPECTOR of primary or secondary schools.
SPEECH THERAPIST working with primary or secondary children.
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST working in primary or secondary schools.
TUTOR OF ADULTS wanting to improve their basic reading skills.
TUTOR OF ADULTS learning English as an additional language
.... and, last but not least, a
CHILD in a primary or secondary school.
The English Phonics Test app is suitable for adults and children (aged 4+).
Also available is the English Phonics Test - Learner User Guide (LUG) app. The aim is to provide a good introduction to the seven modules in the English Phonics Test app. The screen captures and text in this 173-page guide give adults and children a good idea of how and where to start using the English Phonics Test app. It is also a useful reference for information and ideas.
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