Secret Stories Phonics Reading by Marenem Inc. (Universal)
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Released: Sep 11, 2020
Version: 1.2.1
Size: 76 MB
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Secret Stories Phonics Reading

Marenem Inc.
For TEACHERS, this app puts all of the Secrets at your fingertips for quick & easy reference/use in online lessons—it will even tell the stories for you! It is not intended for screen-sharing/mirroring to other devices, due to built-in IP technology. For PARENTS & KIDS. it's the perfect way to "learn & play" with the Secrets to support reading & writing at home!

This app doesn't just “practice” phonics skills, it TEACHES them with trademarked, brain-based stories that explain the sounds letters make when they get together and pictures to help kids remember for reading & writing. Perfect for beginning and struggling readers of any age, Secret Stories® provides logical explanations for letter sound behavior that learners' brains crave!

PHONICS WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND
Secret Stories Better Alphabet™ Song is the fastest and easiest way to learn individual letters & sounds—using muscle memory to fast-track mastery in as little as 2 weeks! At the same time, kids are also learning the ‘grown-up’ reading & writing "Secrets," which help them make sense of the sounds letters make when they get together in words.

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

NO MORE telling kids, “It just is...It just does...You just have to remember!” when trying to explain all the crazy sounds that letters make. Now you can just tell them the Secrets!

APP FEATURES

Fast-Track the ABCs!
• Better Alphabet™ Song for fast mastery of individual letters & sounds
• Highlighted letter-tracking to reinforce sound-symbol connections
• Targeted practice & random play

Fast-Track Phonics Skills!
• Secret Stories® Sound Pictures to reference for reading & writing
• Play the “secret” stories that explain each phonics sound
• Play the sound/s that correspond with each Secret Story phonics pattern
• Targeted practice & random play for reinforcement of sounds (for reading) & phonics patterns (for writing/spelling)

PARENT FEEDBACK
“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 finding Secrets in words and trying to decode them. He’s finally fallen in love with reading!"

“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!”

TEACHER FEEDBACK
“I added the Better Alphabet to my routine and am amazed what my kids picked up in the past 2 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 1.2.1
Music update & bug fixes, including IP protection technology not allowing for screen-sharing/mirroring to other devices (due to copywritten / trademarked graphics).
Additional Better Alphabet® Graphics by Secret Stories® & Melonheadz
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Secret Stories Phonics Reading is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • The app is pricier than similar apps available on the App Store.
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