When phonemic awareness training meets pop culture jargon and clean slang, older students are hooked! Phonemic awareness activities include practice in hearing phonemes, identifying missing phonemes and arranging them into words. What words? Over 250 of them including clean English slang from around the world, surfing terms, social media lingo, school-yard epithets and, of course, a few terms worthy of Captain Underpants.
Extra Goodies like novelty voices, different colour schemes and sound effects can be unlocked with points earned training. Because even older students like funny voices! Or get the Upgrade to Premium to unlock all the Goodies, remove ads (a short video every 15 exercises) and control which phonemes to focus on in the Phoneme Set Editor.
With the Editor feature, you can fine tune which phonemes the learner is asked to identify and differentiate. Want to train on phonemic awareness of word-initial consonants only? Short vowel sounds? Exclude consonant blends? Use single-syllable words only? It's all easy with the Editor. Educators will agree that this premium feature is a must for phonemic awareness training.
With over 250 slang words from all over the globe, there are sure to be some words or usages that are new to your older student or even you. No worries! A tongue-in-cheek slang dictionary is built into the app with a handy text-to-speech function to read the definitions aloud.