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Pup's Quest for PhonicsPup's Quest for Phonics
Pup's Quest for Phonics
by Colvard Learning System
GRADES / Pre-K, Elementary (Grades K-4)
PRICING PLANS / Other
PLATFORMS / iPad, Web Browser

iPad literacy app that teaches one sound at a time.

Overview

SUMMARY

Pup’s Quest for Phonics is a literacy app that teaches students one sound at a time. The program can be used by an individual student or in a classroom setting, and is aimed at younger students. Pup’s Quest can be downloaded for a set price from the iTunes store.

GOALS

Pup’s Quest for Phonics is an iPhone app that teaches children how to read and write through a step-by-step process of introducing new sounds. The app is designed to be used in Pre-K through Middle schools settings, with an emphasis on younger children. Pup’s Quest can be used in a group or individual setting, as well as with special education students or English-language learners.

APPROACH

Teachers initially use Pup Quest’s assessments to identify the current reading level of each student in the class. Teachers then set up a virtual classroom on the app and assign each student to the appropriate starting exercise.

The app revolves around the student progressing through a book about the character Pup. At each chapter, Professor Pup teachers the student the new sound that she will need in the coming chapter. Students learn the sound through entertaining videos and songs, and practice speaking it through voice-activated activities. Students also practice reading, writing letters and spelling basic words.

Throughout each activity, students receive immediate feedback on whether or not that have said or spelled words correctly. Each lesson ends with a final review of the words and sounds the student has learned in the previous lesson. As they learn more sounds, the storyline of Pup’s book becomes more complex. Teachers track individual student progress through the in-app dashboard feature.

The Pup’s Quest app provides worksheets and other materials that can be used to supplement in-app work.

IMPLEMENTATION

Pup’s Quest for Phonics is available only as an iPad app. Teachers can use the program in a group setting, or can set up each student with the app individually. Once the program is downloaded, students do not need access to the app to use it.

PRICING

Pup’s Quest is available via the iTunes store for $34.99 per download. The app can be purchased by an individual teacher or parent.

WHO IS USING IT

As of July 2014, Pup’s Quest was being used by more than 1,000 students in over 30 schools.

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Teacher. School Type: Elementary School

If they could provide the teacher with more information to how the student are progressing would be much appreciated. The constant assessment would be ideal. The sooner they can develop a program for older students would be ideal. This is a ...

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Jake Full starFull starFull starFull starNo star
Teacher. School Type: Elementary School

If they could provide the teacher with more information to how the student are progressing would be much appreciated. The constant assessment would be ideal. The sooner they can develop a program for older students would be ideal. This is a ...

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Kindergarten Teacher. School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, Low Income Population

I would provide a visual that shows the mouth position when making sounds so students are learning the appropriate way to create the sound. I would also suggest the program allow teachers to upload the students pictures so there is not confusion when they are selecting their ...

PRICING PLANS

Other

Other
Can be purchased by Teacher, School Leader, District Administrator, or Parent. - We sell in-app upgrades and/or content (one-time)We sell in-app consumables, like coins

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS

This product is accessible via a web browser.
This product is available as a native application on the following devices:

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Standards

Common Core Aligned Common Core Aligned

Audience

1st grade 1st grade
Home School Home School
Kindergarten Kindergarten

Characteristics

Assessment Assessment
Core Curriculum Core Curriculum
Game-based Learning Game-based Learning
Games Games
Personalized Learning Personalized Learning
Supplemental Supplemental

Subject Matter

Language Arts Language Arts
Phonics Phonics
Reading Reading
Vocabulary Vocabulary
Writing Writing