Using the SMART Board to Develop Letter Sounds (Virtual Tour)
Stage of Literacy Development:
Stage 0: Foundation for Literacy
Stage 1: Beginning Literacy
Stage 2: Consolidation / Fluency
Primary: Letter Sounds & Phonics Secondary: Motivation for Literacy, Spelling & Word Study
Teacher: So, a great feature of Starfall is the Learn to Read segment. A teacher and her students can read a story together.
Starfall Website: Listen to the short a sound, /a/, /a/, /a/. /Z/a/c/, /Zac/.
Teacher: At this point, it allows the teacher to read with the students. The students were able to look for high frequency words. The students were able to come up and with directionality, starting from the left to the right, read each word, and then they can go off and practice this with a partner during free time, exploration time, in the classroom. This allows students to be confident. And even if they don't know a word, the SMART Board is a great tool where they can just touch the word and they'll stretch out the sounds in that word or name for the students. It'll reinforce sight frequency words that we're working on. So what a fun and engaging tool for students to have and read at the same time.
The goal of Learn to Read with Starfall: Using the SMART Board to Develop Letter Sounds (Virtual Tour) is to help students develop an understanding of the relationships between spoken sounds and written letters.
- Integrating technology into the classroom is an engaging approach to teaching literacy.
- The SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that integrates computer technology with reading and writing.