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Reading Unlocked Review
Reading Unlocked is an online program designed to teach children to read and write.
How does Reading Unlocked work?
Reading Unlocked follows their trademarked Simplified Phonics approach, teaching sounds, then easy words, then multi syllable wordsfrom the first letter. It teaches children to read new words, without memorization.
How long does Reading Unlocked take each Day?
There are 100 lessons, each lesson is supposed to take around 15 minutes to complete. However, we found that some lessons could be completed in only 10 minutes. Children can play more than one lesson a day and they may also repeat lessons.
What ages is Reading Unlocked designed for?
Reading Unlocked is designed for absolute beginners. It starts at the beginning with teaching the alphabet. So, Reading Unlocked is ideal for preschool aged children or children who are reading at the preschool level.
In addition to preschool children, Reading Unlocked can be used with older children who are struggling with reading. I found that adding Reading Unlocked to my youngest child’s daily reading curriculum as an afternoon refresher worked well.
What does Reading Unlocked look like?
The Reading Unlocked graphics are quite simple, but engaging. The uncluttered screens make it easy for a child to focus on a single concept at a time.
What I liked about Reading Unlocked
There is no planning or grading on the part of the parent/teacher. Families can benefit from a multi-sensory approach without having to juggle multiple manipulatives and resources. Students listen to the the sounds, say the sounds themselves, see the letters, and virtually move letters around to make words.
Easy to use.
With reading unlocked, once you bookmark the site and save the login info in your browser, you simply login each day and you are taken straight to the point where you left off. An older child can certainly help facilitate for a younger child.
What I thought could be better about Reading Unlocked
Once you are inside the Reading Unlocked program, there are not a lot of directions. There is no way to back up in a single lesson. Once the lesson starts, you complete it to the end, then you can go back. This is difficult with a child with a limited attention span who needs small snippets repeated multiple times.
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