Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Great App for Multi-Sensory Reading and Spelling Instruction

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 here. Download the app here.

1 comment:

  1. This is the best post ever!! I am so excited about this app! I can't wait to try it about with my kiddos.