I have been using a version of this for years as a warmer or an ending of the lesson, it fits perfectly for a ten minute activity so help students put together phonetic sounds into simple CVC words. The one i was using was starting to look a little dated so i decided to make my own version.
It is REALLY simple to use and only has one button. Press that and the program generates a CVC word, ( i have made it so it can only do CVC words and the R controlled sounds and other vowel sounds cant appear. – i took out the y, w, and r from the last box!) If it is popular it is easy (ish!) for me to make it with Blends and even vowel sounds and i will look into doing that as well.
Apple and Google: Mobile application (Apple coming soon)
It has been sent to Apple and Google but at the moment their review process has slowed down hugely! So Google and Apple are taking much longer, understandably, to put new apps on the stores, however it is the process of being put on there. In the meantime check out the other apps we have made here. It is chargeable as an Application as it has no adverts and it costs to put it on the store! its only 1.50 USD though.
I have made this so you can play online just by following the link, all you do is press the green button and wait, it will generate a three letter CVC word for you or your students to try to say! That’s all there is to it! The buttons at the top take you to the free teacher resources page, the other online games and the Facebook site
I hope it helps, i find it a nice way to fill any time at the end of the lesson or as a warm up at the beginning. I had used an older version i just thought bringing it up to date couldn’t hurt.
FREE PC download:
I have made this downloadable for free during the outbreak it the hope it helps some of you, this means you can put it on many computers. The file is a ZIP file so you will need to unzip it and then run it. All of the files make it run so dont move the .exe file, you can of course make a short cut and put that one the desk top. It is straightforward but i have made a video to help you as well. It will go full screen on first use, but once you set the window size ( have to do this!) you can drag the size of the window to what ever size you want. I did it this way as some of you will be using it on laptops and i wanted it to be flexible. So just one more step to do to help all teachers. If you have a virus protection it might moan, they always do as its a program. I am looking at how to stop that, however its an exe file not an installer so it should just run the program. Any issues drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org its my first time making it for PC ( only did so as the original was a PC file and i found it useful! so hoping some of you guys so as well)