Parents, this just in……
(Boston, MA)- Planet Read!, a free, educational teaching app, has launched this week as a tool to help students learn to read and spell using interactive games, stories and pictures. Now available for the iPhone and iPad in the Apple Appstore, this phonics-based app teaches students aged 4+ how to read without memorizing. Planet Read! is one of the few apps on the market to decode every single word in the app for the user.
“Our team created Planet Read! as a way to encourage students to learn to read and spell while having fun,” says Dylan Wiebe, CEO of Planet Read! “This is the perfect tool to keep student’s reading sharp over the summer and can provide some extra practice during the year in an interactive, entertaining way beyond the traditional classroom experience.”
Planet Read! trains students to understand and read proficiently by decoding unfamiliar words and introducing all short, long and diphthong vowel sounds using over 54 professionally-written short stories. Students will begin to understand the relationship between the written and spoken English language after being exposed to over 2500 decodable and 100 common English words. Students are rewarded for their hard work and progress with collector’s awards within the app which reflects what games and tasks they have successfully completed.
Plant Read! includes 54 mini lessons, games and exciting stories that will help the following:
- Beginner students who wish to learn how to read and spell at a proficient level
- Mature students who wish to improve their reading and spelling foundation
- Students with reading disabilities who wish to learn how to decode an overabundance of English words
- Students who wish to learn and improve in the English language
The Planet Read! app is a new and improved version of an existing app that has been updated and made free for users with in-app purchases. There are three modules available in the app: Short Vowels, Long Vowels, and Diphthongs. The Short Vowels module is provided freely to users and other modules will be available for download in future releases to complement the existing 3 modules. Users are unable to skip levels or modules as the app was designed to replicate classroom learning mechanics. For more information, please visit Planet Read’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/planetreadapp.
ABOUT PLANET READ!
Planet Read! was created by Borealis Apps, a team of software developers and experienced technologists focused on educational apps. Planet Read! is an educational teaching app that is a tool to help students learn to read and spell using interactive games, stories and pictures. Planet Read! trains students to understand and read proficiently by decoding unfamiliar words and introducing all short, long and diphthong vowel sounds using over 54 professionally-written short stories. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/planetreadapp.