Key features to help include all learners:

  • Accessible using touch or single and two switch scanning.
  • Designed by experienced teachers to provide a structured approach to basic literacy using tried and tested approaches to phonics where required.
  • Clearly spoken and written questions. Use the speaker button to repeat.
  • Clear layout with a minimum of distraction to allow the child to focus on the activity.
  • Simple, multiple choice activities carefully graded in small steps.
  • Ideal for learners with visual and perceptual difficulties.
  • Clear recorded audio to model good pronunciation.
  • Save your results to the Camera Roll. Indicates when the student is ready to move on, needs more practice or should try an easier activity.

ChooseIt! Literacy

New ChooseIt! Literacy App based on the BETT Award winning ChooseIt Ready-made Series from Inclusive Technology. ChooseIt! Literacy contains over 250 activities with over 5,000 pages of simple multiple choice activities.

ChooseIt! Literacy has a simple and consistent presentation, clear language, switch accessibility and full audio support which has made them a valuable resource for children with special needs. Performance reporting is built-in.

Each activity has a graded sequence of 20 to 40 simply presented multiple-choice questions, which are structured using a positive reinforcement strategy. Correct answers result in a short animated sequence with music and spoken reinforcement while full speech support and switch access options provides access to learning to almost all students.

The Apps include simple performance reporting, so you can record student progress. Designed by a teacher with over 20 years’ experience in primary and special schools, the series is ideal for pupils at the Foundation Stage and KS1 as well as those with special needs who need extra practice. Clear graphics and good quality recorded speech make this Inclusive App ideal for children with special needs and learning difficulties.

LISTENING SKILLS:

Practise matching and identifying environmental sounds, vocal utterances, musical instruments, music styles, nursery rhymes, simple instructions, sequencing sounds, counting syllables, rhyming and alliteration.

INITIAL SOUNDS:

Covers the sounds of the 26 letters, both individually spoken and spoken at the beginning of words. There is one activity for each letter, with five extra activities for each of the long vowel sounds. A choice of round up activities includes VC and CVC blending. No grapheme recognition is required, although graphemes are introduced passively.

INITIAL LETTERS:

This useful activity set looks at the matching and recognition of written letters A-Z. There is one activity for each letter as well as a selection of round-up activities.

INITIAL BLENDS: SOUNDS:

This activity set covers the sounds of the 26 most common initial consonant blends. One activity for each of ch, sh, th, qu and tr. A further 13 activities introduce more blends in pairs (eg: for “bl” and “cl” together). Also includes fun round-up activities. Grapheme recognition is not required, although graphemes are introduced passively.

INITIAL BLENDS: LETTERS:

Covers matching and recognition of written blends. Common blends are covered, individually and in pairs, as well as several motivating round-up activities.

TRICKY HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS:

Multiple choice activities to practice recognition of tricky high frequency words which are difficult to learn to read and spell. Tricky High Frequency Words has over 600 pages of activities.

ALPHABET:

Over 40 activities focus on learning the names of the 26 letters (rather than their phonic sounds) and on dictionary skills. Alphabet includes distinguishing letters from other symbols through to sorting whole words alphabetically. Alphabet also letter reversals, matching upper and lowercase and the British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet.

EVERYDAY WORDS:

Provides practice in recognising, hearing, matching, reading and spelling everyday words for colour, number, days’ of the week, months and seasons. Everyday Words has over 550 individual pages of activities.

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