Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Multi-Sensory App for Reading and Spelling

Have you tried Whizzimo? It is my favorite app to use with my reading groups! I was introduced to this app last fall by this amazing dyslexia specialist.


This app is perfect for Orton Gillingham teachers and tutors, but you don't have to be using that program to use this app. Basically, this app allows you to give your students that tactile experience of using letter tiles on the iPad!  I love using actual tiles for my word building on a regular basis in my classroom. But sometimes it is a pain to get those tiles out. That's where my favorite app comes in handy. It's simple and no hassle! I go back and forth between using this app and the actual physical tiles that I made. When I use this app, I build words and have my students read them. I use it to introduce new phonics skills. Then I pass it over to my students. They can build and manipulate words.

So today I'm going to tell you a few things that I love about this app. (Just so you know, I am in no way affiliated with this app. I just really love it!)












Click on the picture to watch a super short video of one my students using it:


You can read more about this app here and watch a video to get started hereDownload the app here.



4 comments:

  1. I will have to check this out! It looks like a great tool.
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  2. Thank you Sarah for making me aware of this app. I use Fundations and we have the actual board and magnetic tiles. Having it available on the iPad is AWESOME! Thanks again!

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    1. Your welcome! Thank you for your comment! :)

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