Teach your monster: free phonics, reading and mathematics games

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Teach Your trùm cuối to Read

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Pros: Cute and silly designs -- including personalized avatars -- appeal khổng lồ kids, making phonics practice more fun.

Cons: There"s not much variety in the games, and game play can be confusing.

Bottom Line: Great style and character that"ll get young children exploring letter sounds & sentences, but games could grow old quickly.

How Can I Teach with This Tool?

Teachers can have students play the game at home or at school. Each student creates an account, which allows teachers to monitor their progress through a dashboard, including how often they play, what games they"re playing, and how well they"re doing. This makes it a great way to assess basic reading và prereading skills as well as a fun way for kids khổng lồ learn, on their own time and on their own terms. Students can also use the story as a starting point khổng lồ come up with their own creative ideas: Write stories about how their quái dị damaged its ship, for example, or thiết kế their monster"s trang chủ world in art class. Flash cards also provide an opportunity for students to đánh giá frequently confused sounds.

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What Is It?

Teach Your monster to Read is an early literacy trò chơi available as an tiện ích (iOS, Android, Kindle) and on the web. Kids play as an alien monster whose spaceship crashes on a deserted island. Missions focus on learning letter & vowel sounds, featuring a series of mini-games spread out across several islands displayed on a colorful bản đồ that visually tracks kids" progress. There"s a lot khổng lồ do, from designing the monster"s appearance to lớn conquering the mini-games khổng lồ earning new rewards (such as underwear!) for the monster. The goal is to lớn complete games khổng lồ fix the monster"s spaceship & escape the islands. There are three games in the series: First Steps, Fun with Words, & Champion Reader. The games build on each other & provide a logical, fun way for kids to improve their skills. It"s không lấy phí to play these games on the website, & users can also tải về a paid version of the same games for their sản phẩm điện thoại device.

Is It Good for Learning?

Teach Your quái dị to Read is a slick, colorful, và charming package that gets kids practicing essential ELA skills including sounds, blends, segments, phonemes, graphemes, và eventually sentences. If they have trouble with a specific part of the game, those sounds appear more frequently later on, so they get more chances to lớn practice.

Though the games aren"t showstoppers, they look great, và -- in combination with the customized monsters -- they should hold kids" attention. The trò chơi doesn"t always explain exactly what needs khổng lồ happen, so students may need some teacher support. The Champion Reader level offers more functionality for older and more advanced students as well. 

Learning Rating
Overall Rating

Fun, cute, and creative, Teach Your trùm cuối to Read will have kids hooked and giggling, but don"t expect groundbreaking trò chơi design.


Enjoyable and engaging way khổng lồ learn phonics và reading skills, but activities lack higher-order thinking skills.


It"s pretty intuitive, and teachers can track student progress. Kids have lớn play around to lớn figure out what to lớn do, which might frustrate some.

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Caryn Lix Classroom teacher
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Key Standards Supported



Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to lớn gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

Reading Foundational Skills


Know and apply grade-level phonics & word analysis skills in decoding words.


Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.


Recognize và read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.


Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, & sounds (phonemes).


Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.


Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sound for each consonant.


Associate the long và short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.


Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).


Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, & sounds (phonemes).

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Blend & segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.


Isolate và pronounce the initial, medial vowel, và final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonent-vowel-consonent, or CVC) words.* (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)