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Word Snap – sneak preview

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We are excited to announce that our new word game, Word Snap, is nearing completion.  Here is the working description along with a few screenshots from the iPad app:

Word Snap description

Is your child learning to read?  Does your child enjoy sounding out words?  Do your students need practice working with consonant digraphs, blend onsets, and rime chunks?  If so, Word Snap is here to help!

Word Snap offers a unique experience for children to engage in a fun and non-pressured learning environment that focuses on giving them practice in basic skills with a gradual increase in difficulty.

Word Snap was designed by teachers and tested by students to ensure academic standards and interest level.

Word Snap relies on tried-and-true educational resources for student development of early language skills:
• Built-in dictionary of primary level words from published Word Families lists
• Over 300 unique words for students to build using intuitive touch controls to position letter tiles
• More than 25 phonograms are presented for practice
• 4 levels of difficulty and 86 rounds provide students with reinforcement of concepts

And it’s not just academic… it’s fun, too!
• “Word pals” cheer on students and offer tips
• Star system rewards students who find all correct words in a round

Designed for all students, including those with learning disabilities:
• Built-in tutorial helps students understand the goals and mechanics of the game
• Ability to skip rounds and return to them later
• Menu buttons include pictographic icons
• Low level of distractions (limited animations, solid color background, etc.)
• Option to disable sounds
• Option to disable “Word pals”

Plus, parents and teachers can take advantage of the back-end Teacher Area:
• Detailed statistical tracking of student progress
• List of areas of difficulty
• Student progress is automatically saved after each word guess
• Password-protected access keeps information private

Word Snap screenshots:

Main Menu  Gameplay2Teacher Area