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Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read

I had a look at this fabulous free resource down at BETT last week.  It has been funded by the people behind Usborne books, and is aimed at children following a synthetic phonics programme.  The creators spent some time with me and other teaching professionals, getting feedback on the resource so, whilst I think it is already very good, hopefully it will continue to improve.

The graphics and audio are great, although it can speak rather quickly at times with a lack of context, which is not ideal for all learners.  Hopefully, though, most will be able to use it successfully.  Learners create a monster which crash-lands on a remote island.  He needs to collect all the sounds so he can read his repair manual and fix his spaceship!

Visit the website and sign up to play the games.  The best part – they’re totally FREE! You should note that, as the site uses flash, you cannot currently access it on an iPad or iPhone.  An app is due out in the next few months, which will solve this problem.  Please do let me know your thoughts on this resource.


Teacher at the Keycomm Resource Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. Love my wee family, my cats, my friends. Passionate about inclusive education, nice red wine and travelling.

4 thoughts on “Teach Your Monster to Read

  1. Very nice, Susan!

    (Sounds like Johnny Ball!).


    Brendan Pollitt, P4A Class Teacher Hermitage Park Primary School Leith EH6 8HD

    (0131) 554 2952 ________________________________________

  2. Susan, Concept seems fine. I notice from your future post on this the app turns out costing £2.99. Would be better if it was free if it is to compete with Plants Versus Zombies 🙂 Martin

    Martin Gemmell, Principal Educational Psychologist

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