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During a reading recovery lesson, there is 2 minutes of letter/word work. I have been finding that many of my reading recovery students have trouble forming letters even though they can identify the letter name and sound. To help with this, I recently used the app Letter Quiz. Another person in my reading recovery class found this app and showed it to us.
It gives a "bubble" letter with a dotted line inside. It shows how to form each letter with the correct sequence and direction; it only does a part at a time until the student traces the dotted line in the correct direction. There is also a ball that the student can follow as he/she traces. After the student traces it correctly (it has to be correct sequence and direction), a picture that starts with the letter pops up and the letter is now moved to a chalkboard and it moves onto the next letter of the alphabet.
I really enjoyed using this app and think I will find it helpful in teaching my reading recovery students letter formation to help them write letters quickly. The technology is appealing and motivating for the students to learn letter formation.
There are also three other sections of this app:
1. Letter names/pictures-goes through the ABC
2. Find the letter- gives 6 letters and asks the student to find a certain one
3. Match the lowercase form to the uppercase form.