The First Grade version follows our SightWords Kindergarten app and features 4 lists of words to help your youngster practice high frequency words.
"Ask the Penguin" button plays the pre-recorded pronunciation of the displayed word in the voice of one of our school teachers! This is a North American pronunciation.
The application might also be useful to people learning English as a foreign language.
This app is also available for iPhone, iPod & iPad.
Some information about sight words methodology. According to Wikipedia.org:
A sight word is any word that is known by a reader automatically. Sight words are the basis behind the whole-word approach to reading. Sight words and the whole-word approach to reading are a significant teaching technique considering 65% of the population identify themselves as visual learners. Small children are also predominantly visual learners and can therefore learn to read more effectively using sight words and the whole-word approach. Scientific studies have also shown that children with learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Autism or Down syndrome are also visual learners, and therefore also read words as pictures.