Phonics with Syllable Slam and Syllable Chunks
Introducing the multimedia “Phonics Little Red Hen Reading App” – the syllable slamming reading app. This app is also know as “Ready Hen” and teaches reading using phonics. It breaks a word’s syllables down into manageable syllable chunks. To achieve this, it uses an enjoyable classic story with and interactive syllable highlighting interface that includes song and dance. Along the way, the readers can narrate the story themselves. They can also create talking “blobs” and other characters that can be moved sized and rotated; these help reinforce the reader’s comprehension of the story. The background artwork has a classic storybook look. It is expressive, vibrant and beautiful but is not animated. Instead, animation is focused on syllables and words. This animation is triggered on the tablet device through two tapping interfaces – the “read” interface and the “listen” interface.