HOMER Reading: Learn to Read
Interactive app engages beginning readers of diverse learning styles
Pros: High-interest stories and activities have embedded, personalized step-by-step lessons.
Cons: Emphasis mainly on alphabet and phonics with little attention to comprehension.
Bottom Line: Top-notch phonics program effectively balances and guides students through stories, activities, and games.
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