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Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning phonics and reading game that's helped millions of children learn to read. ... Children create a monster and take it on a magical journey over three extensive games - meeting a host of colourful characters along the way and improving their reading skills as they progress.

 

I have set the children up with accounts to use. 

 

The game is in line with our phonics scheme that we use in school. The game covers;

  • Practice of new letter-sound combinations and recapping; ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
  • Lots of blending and segmenting practice with CVC, CVCC, CCV and CCVC words.
  • Practice of non-decodable (‘tricky’) words: he, she, the, to, we, me, be, was, no, go, my, you, they, her, all, are, said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do when, out, what
  • Reading and comprehension of sentences, from short ones such as “Get the cat” to longer ones such as “Can you get me an owl that is not green or red?”
  • The introduction and practice of new graphemes: ay (ai) ou (ow) ie (igh) ea (ee) oy (oi) ir (ur) ue (oo) aw (or) wh (w) ph (f) ew (oo) oe (oa), plus split digraphs a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e
  • Alternative ways of pronouncing known graphemes: i (pronounced igh) ow (pronounced oa) y (pronounced ee) o (pronounced oa) ie (pronounced ee) ch (pronounced k) c (pronounced s) ea (pronounced e) ou (pronounced oa) g (pronounced j) u (pronounced oo) a (pronounced o)
  • Introduction and practice of further new graphemes including multiple graphemes for the same phoneme family: tch (ch) wr (r) mb (m) ve (v) nk (ng-k) le (l) y (i) dge (j) o (u) gn (n) a al (ar) are ear (air) eer ere (ear) or ear (ur) ou ui (oo) sc st se (s) a ei eigh (ai) ore oor augh (or)
  • Lots of blending and segmenting practice.
  • Introduction and practice of tricky words: oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked, your, give, water, where, who, again, thought, through, work, mouse, any, many, laughed, because, different, eyes, friends, once, please, could, would, should
  • Reading and comprehension of sentences, rhymes, and very short stories.

 

I have provided a loom link of me explaining the game and how to use it. 

https://www.loom.com/share/04af4a90946d47208fece0e2c20c6352

 

This is not a compulsory game, but it can support your child with their phonics and reading development. Plus the children get to create fun monsters, explore different galaxies and solve reading challenges- what is not to love about that! 

 

Hope you have fun with this game and please let me know of any feedback regarding the game. 

 

Many thanks,

 

Mr Armishaw

 

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