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stacy huffman
re: letterland
Thu Jun 18, 2015 23:00

My school uses Letterland. I have seen it work great with some students, while other students just perseverate on the characters. One thing that seems a bit confusing for me (and I am neuro-typical as far as I know) is that everything has an English accent. This makes it difficult to understand some of what they are saying. Additionally, they use some words that are not what we would typically use in our dialect. This too adds further confusion. Overall I think it can be a great backup, but I am not overly crazy about it being the primary reading curriculum.

  • Letterland? - macdonaldke, Wed Jun 17 20:41
    Have any of you ever heard of Letterland? It's a program with a "character" assigned to each letter that begins with it's phonetic sound (Annie Apple, Bouncing Ben) that teaches spelling and reading. ... more
    • re: letterland - stacy huffman, Thu Jun 18 23:00
    • where does the learning happen? - catheyt, Thu Jun 18 14:02
      My question with a program like this would be, are they learning the letter because they color it and trace it? They are probably learning the letter because they are connecting the name with the... more
      • re: more of a phonics exercise - macdonaldke, Thu Jun 18 17:32
        I think you are right in that Letterland was developed mostly to build phonemic awareness and sound-letter recognition rather than using the letters to write. Thanks for the insight!
    • Re: Letterland - Angie Helton, Thu Jun 18 08:04
      I'm in Caldwell County and our district uses letterland. The students do seem to remember the characters and the shape of the letters with this program. I think it is more of an introduction to... more
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