Features include:â˜… Large easy to read wordsâ˜… Audio option that pronounces words aloud (configurable to play when word appears or touches word)â˜… Large button for easy navigationâ˜… Cute graphics and sound effectsâ˜… 4 different background themes (duck, giraffe, parrot, chicken)â˜… Kid testedâ˜… Sound volume controlâ˜… App runs on any mobile device (Android 1.5 or higher)â˜… Large 400 sight words from the popular Fryâ€™s sight word list
Who is Dr. Edward B. Fry?
In 1996, Dr. Fry expanded on Dolchâ€™s sight word lists and research and published a book titled â€œFry 1000 Instant Words.â€ His research found that a mere 25 words make up approximately 1/3 of all items published. He discovered that 100 words comprise approximately 1/2 of all publications written, and 300 words make up 65% of all written material.
Fry developed his list based on the facts and he worked to inspire young children to memorize these sightwords to jump-start the reading process. Fryâ€™s sight words lists are widely used today and highly respected by both teachers and parents.