Opened 9 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#1796 closed enhancement (notabug)

Proposed activity for best English-language learn-to-read website

Reported by: David Kergyl Owned by: garycmartin
Priority: Normal Milestone: Unspecified
Component: ActivityTeam Version: Unspecified
Severity: Unspecified Keywords: Learning to Read; Reading; Foreign Languages
Cc: Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Unconfirmed

Description

I highly recommend providing a browser activity that would go directly to www.starfall.com, which my daughter used to start reading at age 3-1/2. This is the best web site that I've found for learning to read English and includes phonetic audio samples keyed to the text on the page.

Alternatively, if other learn-to-read websites were known, perhaps the activity could give the list of sites with hotlinks.

Another option would be to provide a downloaded version of the website; perhaps Starfall could be contacted to obtain their assistance and approval. One would hope that they would cooperate, assuming that (i) they receive attribution and (ii) their catalog was included on the downloaded version, as it is on the website.

I would also love to see hyperlinks to similar learn-to-read sites in other languages.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by David Kergyl

Note: The website www.starfall.com requires Adobe Flash Player. Suitable instructions would have to be provided so users could obtain and install it.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by David Kergyl

This could also be implemented as a pre-populated list of shortcuts that kids could follow from within the Browse activity. See wiki page for Educational Tools.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by godiard

  • Resolution set to notabug
  • Status changed from new to closed

A home page can be configured with links to the web sites needed.

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