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Sightwords First Grade is an application for learning most frequently used English words without sounding them out letter by letter.
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.