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PUP'S QUEST FOR PHONICS

 

 

PHONEMIC AWARENESS

SOUND-TO-LETTER

PHONICS

REALLY READING

The first three activities of Pup’s Quest for Phonics focus on building the essential skill of phonemic awareness. After an introduction of the lesson by Professor Pup, the program teaches the target sound through engaging animation and music. Utilizing cutting edge speech recognition software, the student is prompted to identify images which have the lesson’s target phoneme in the Sound Farm activity. This helps reinforce the phoneme by activating their verbal memory.

Pup’s Quest for Phonic utilizes handwriting recognition software to teach the grapheme (symbol) that corresponds to the target phoneme of the lesson. The program emphasizes correct letter formation and phoneme-grapheme connection. The student then blends the phonemes and the corresponding graphemes together to create and read words. If the child reads the word correctly, they receive positive reinforcement with an image or video of the word to support their expanding vocabulary. If the child reads the word incorrectly, s/he receives immediate corrective feedback and phoneme-blending assistance.

Pup’s Quest for Phonics scaffolds each lesson, so students feel comfortable and prepared to read rich sentences in an animated and enchanting narrative. The student reads each line of the story aloud and is rewarded by the characters acting out the line as Professor Pup echoes the sentence. If the student does not know or is struggling with a particular word, the student can use our patented TTS (Touch to Sound) and tap to hear each individual sound or swipe to hear how the sounds blend together.

The story unfolds chapter by chapter and includes a cast of thirty characters who demonstrate the traits necessary for emotional growth and character development: forgiveness, self-acceptance, acceptance of others, inclusivity, and teamwork.

DATA METRICS

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Pup’s Quest for Phonics features embedded progress monitoring to empower teachers with data-driven, individualized instruction for each student. The metrics and analytics were designed by a team of literacy specialists, teachers, and principals to meet the needs of students, teachers, and administrators. We provide educators and parents the essential tools to track student progress, analyze class trends and teaching strategies, and offer targeted intervention. The Dashboards organize student data by progress, proficiency and skills essential to reading: Phonemic Awareness, Grapheme Formation, Sound-to-Letter Recognition, Decoding, and Encoding. Our quantitative and comprehensive metrics provide teachers an unparalleled ability to ensure each student achieves year-end curriculum goals.

Pup’s Quest for Phonics is a blended curriculum with supplemental materials. The Teacher Manual provides the scope and sequence of the program and the Lesson Plans provide the teachers with preteach, reteach, and reinforcement strategies. The Blackline Masters encourage proper letter formation and the development of fine-motor skills through pencil-to-paper activities. The Blackline Masters also include each of the chapters’ narratives which can be used for oral reading fluency practice and home practice. The reading comprehension questions, which follow the narrative, are aligned to Bloom’s Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Teachers can use the supplemental materials to differentiate instruction. These materials and the intuitive and adaptive nature of the Pup’s Quest for Phonics program help ensure reading success.

Professor Pup's Phoneme Farm

Professor Pup’s Phoneme Farm is a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate phonemic awareness curriculum for preschool children. Our program combines the best of traditional early educational instructional methods, with the developmentally appropriate use of tablet technology to nurture the foundational early literacy skills that are critical to reading success. Phoneme Farm is comprised of teacher facilitated lessons; scaffolded, interactive tablet based activities; and collaborative, hands-on projects. Professor Pup's Phoneme farm is available now for the iPad on the App Store. 

DEVELOPMENTALLY

APPROPRIATE

ENGAGING

ACTIVITIES

INSTRUCTIONAL

FRAMEWORK

Professor Pup’s Phoneme Farm is based on leading research in the field of early childhood education. The curriculum was developed using developmentally appropriate practices and evidence-based approaches that stress the significance of building early phonemic awareness skills through direct instruction.

Set amidst a delightful farm setting, Professor Pup’s Phoneme Farm includes engaging, scaffolded activities to help children experience and practice the full spectrum of phonemic awareness skills. These important skills include beginning, ending and medial phoneme recognition, blending/segmenting, rhyming and phoneme manipulation. Professor Pup’s support and guidance provide the immediate, individualized feedback that children need to experience success and build confidence.

The design of Professor Pup’s Phoneme Farm is built on a dynamic, comprehensive instructional sequence --Introduce, Explore, Create. Children’s use of Professor Pup’s Phoneme Farm is strategically inserted between collaborative, interactive teacher-facilitated lessons. The three-phase sequence provides an opportunity for children to learn, practice, and apply target phonological awareness skills in a developmentally appropriate manner.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

PROGRESS MONITORING
(Coming Soon)

We created valuable resources for teachers to enrich the Phoneme Farm curriculum. The program contains varying materials to supplement the curriculum and guide instruction including: thematic instructional ideas, assessment materials, printables, and parent letters. Within the printables section there are 360 phoneme picture cards, 24 rhyming card pairs, 24 blending/segmenting picture cards, 30 phoneme manipulation picture mats, sound boxes, 45 sound book templates, cutting pages and character counters.

Professor Pup’s Phoneme Farm features embedded progress monitoring to empower teachers with data-driven, individualized instruction for each student. The metrics were designed by a team of early childhood teachers and principals to meet the needs of students, teachers, and administrators. We provide educators and parents the essential tools to track student progress, analyze class trends and teaching strategies, and offer targeted intervention. The Dashboards organize student data by progress and proficiency in each of the different phonemic awareness skills covered in Phoneme Farm.

Pup's Quest for Phonics 

Pup’s Quest for Phonics is a comprehensive, evidence-based reading program for the iPad. Pup’s Quest systematically takes each student from phonemic awareness to phonics to reading through carefully scaffolded lessons which engage visual, verbal, auditory, and kinesthetic modalities. The program emphasizes phoneme recognition, reading, writing, and spelling and utilizes cutting edge speech and handwriting recognition with immediate corrective feedback. The Pup’s Quest for Phonics curriculum combines animation, interactive stories, music, games, and supplemental materials to create a fun and developmentally appropriate educational experience.

 

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PHONEMIC AWARENESS

SOUND-TO-LETTER PHONICS

The first three activities of Pup’s Quest for Phonics focus on building the essential skill of phonemic awareness. After an introduction of the lesson by Professor Pup, the program teaches the target sound through engaging animation and music. Utilizing cutting edge speech recognition software, the student is prompted to identify images which have the lesson’s target phoneme in the Sound Farm activity. This helps reinforce the phoneme by activating their verbal memory.

Pup’s Quest for Phonic utilizes handwriting recognition software to teach the grapheme (symbol) that corresponds to the target phoneme of the lesson. The program emphasizes correct letter formation and phoneme-grapheme connection. The student then blends the phonemes and the corresponding graphemes together to create and read words. If the child reads the word correctly, they receive positive reinforcement with an image or video of the word to support their expanding vocabulary. If the child reads the word incorrectly, s/he receives immediate corrective feedback and phoneme-blending assistance.

REALLY READING

COMPREHENSION

Pup’s Quest for Phonics scaffolds each lesson, so students feel comfortable and prepared to read rich sentences in an animated and enchanting narrative. The student reads each line of the story aloud and is rewarded by the characters acting out the line as Professor Pup echoes the sentence. If the student does not know or is struggling with a particular word, the student can use our patented TTS (Touch to Sound) and tap to hear each individual sound or swipe to hear how the sounds blend together.

The CCSS place equal emphasis on the sophistication of what students read and the skill with which they read. Standard 10 defines a grade-by grade staircase of increasing text complexity that rises from beginning reading to the college and career readiness level. Students are engaged, open-minded and discerning readers and listeners. They work diligently to understand precisely what an author or speaker is saying, question an author’s or speaker’s premises, and assess the veracity of claims and the soundness of reading. They will also learn how questioning that takes students back to the text fosters improved achievement on standardized assessments.

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