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Sight Words List – Learn to Read Flash Cards & Games

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Skills:Vocabulary, Sight Words, Typing

What we like best:

Create your own word lists by typing and recording each word yourself—or have children record their own words for added retention.

What you should know:

It's all too easy to overlook this app's potential—dig deep into the settings menu to unlock all the possibilities.
Full Review:

One size doesn't always fit all—and the same is true for sight words too. We all know that kids are different, so why expect the same old sight word lists to be suitable for everyone?

While kindergarten kids generally need to master common high-frequency words, there are always some children who've been reading for a while and others who are still studying the basics. This app allows full customization, so you can start from scratch to make specific lists. If that seems like a lot of work, start with the premade lists of grade-appropriate words, then add and delete words to your liking. The app itself is extremely intuitive for kids, who simply swipe their way through the sight word flashcards.

Grown-ups, on the other hand, might find the settings menu somewhat overwhelming initially, and the app requires significant setup from the start to create fully customized lists. But it's worth it—this app can grow with children throughout the school years, even serving as foreign language practice or a revision aid for teens and tweens. Ultimately, what you get out of the app depends on how much you put in.

Teacher Features:
Add each student's photo to their customized word list so you can easily identify the individual lists on the same device.
Reviewed 2012-10-09 on iPad iOS6 by Tia Benjamin

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Price:Free
Grade:Kindergarten
Topic:Reading
Platform:Apple
Publisher:Innovative Mobile Apps
Standards:Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g. the of to you she my is are do does).