Secret Stories Phonics Reading by Marenem Inc. (Universal)
Released: Sep 11, 2020
Version: 1.1.0
Size: 69 MB
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Secret Stories Phonics Reading

Marenem Inc.
Secret Stories® aligns letter behavior with kid behavior, making sounds easily predictable, even for kindergartners! Rather than just “practicing” phonics skills like other reading apps, Secret Stories® actually TEACHES them with trademarked, brain-based stories to explain the sounds letters make when they get together and pictures to help kids remember for independent reading and writing. Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first & second graders, and struggling readers of all ages, Secret Stories® provides the logical explanations for letter sound behavior that learners’ brains crave!

The Secret Stories Better Alphabet™ Song is the fastest and easiest way to learn the individual letters & sounds, using muscle memory to fast-track mastery in as little as 2 weeks! At the same time, kids are also learning “grown-up” phonics Secrets, which are short, kid-friendly stories that help kids make sense of the sounds that letters make when they get together in words.

For example, did you know that AU & AW are in love, and that they get so embarrassed when they stand together, they say, “Awww” (ex. saw, awful, August); or that T and H don’t get along, and always stick their tongues out at each other and say,“Thhh!” (ex. the, this, that); or that ER/IR/UR are terrible, awful drivers, and always slam on the brakes, saying “Errrrr!” (ex. her, bird, turn)? There are even sneaky letters, like Y, who stole the sounds of /E/ and /I/, but he won’t use them unless he’s at the end of a word and thinks no one will see him! (ex. yes, by, mommy)

No more having to say, “It just is…It just does…You just have to remember!” when trying to explain letter sounds to kids. Now you can just tell them the Secret!

Fast-Track the ABC’s
The Better Alphabet™ Song for fast mastery of individual letters & sounds
Highlighted letter tracking to reinforce sound-symbol connections
Targeted and random play, including timed option

Fast-Track Phonics
Secret Stories® Sound Picture Grid for reference during reading & writing
Play & learn the Secret Story that explains each phonics sound
Play & learn the sounds that correspond with each Secret Story
Random, timed-play option to reinforce phonics sounds (for reading) and phonics patterns (for writing/spelling)

“One week in and I’ve already seen a difference in my son! He’s sounding out word after word. A month ago, he crawled under his bed crying and calling himself stupid, and today, he is looking for words to sound out!"

“No matter how long we worked, the letters & sounds weren’t sticking. Then we found the Better Alphabet and in 2 weeks, he knew them ALL!”

“My son is THRIVING! He’s not the same reader he was 5 months ago. We’re even reconsidering his dyslexic label, as his improvement has been so drastic. He used to avoid reading at all costs and now he loves looking for Secrets in words and trying to decode them. He’s fallen in love with reading, and you have truly changed my son’s life for the better!”

“There’s nothing else like it! The phonics stories take no effort for kids to remember. They just see it and get it! If they can’t read or spell a word, all they have to do is look at the Secrets to find the sound or spelling pattern. I can’t say enough about the difference they’ve made!”

“I added the Better Alphabet to my routine and am amazed what my kids picked up in the past 4 weeks! They’ve learned more letters & sounds this month than all of last year!”

“The Secrets are my ‘secret weapon‘ for teaching tricky phonics skills! We use them for everything, from sounding out new words in reading lessons, to spelling words in writing lessons. The best part is, they work with anything!”

"Secret Stories is my most prized resource. It helps kids instantly identify phonics sounds in words. I recommend it to all my parents because I know the difference it makes!" 

What's new in version 1.1.0
This is a maintenance update to the Secret Stories Phonics Reading App!
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + Secret Stories Phonics Reading is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • The app is pricier than similar apps available on the App Store.
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