Lexis

“Lexis” is a missing letter game children with which children practice their skills on spelling of words of different length. At an egg-packing plant, the child has to create “egg-words”, i.e. words that consist of letters written on eggs.

The child sees an incomplete “egg-word” and has to grab the correct missing egg-letter(s) from a set of given egg-letters, place it carefully and appropriately in order to fill it in so that the “egg-word” is packed. If the child makes a wrong choice (wrong letter or wrong placement) the egg falls and breaks!

The teacher/therapist can choose the length of words that will be shown to a child, the number of missing letters as well as the conceptual category of words that could appear i.e. food, animals, months, etc.  Time limit might exist, as well. Also, the teacher/therapist can activate the appearance of the picture of the given word thus helping the child to correlate a word with an object and empowering child’s visual perception skills.

Ready for egg-words packing?

Supported goals in

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.B
ELA
Grade: 1
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.D
ELA
Grade: K
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.B
ELA
Grade: K
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
CA.ELA.1.RF.2b
ELA
Grade: 1
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
CA.ELA.K.RF.2d
ELA
Grade: K
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.*(This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/,or /x/.)
CA.ELA.K.RF.1b
ELA
Grade: K
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
LAFS.K.RF.1.1b
ELA
Grade: K
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
LAFS.K.RF.2.2d
ELA
Grade: K
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes) by isolating and pronouncing the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
LAFS.1.RF.2.2b
ELA
Grade: 1
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
NVAC.ELA.1.RF.2b
ELA
Grade: 1
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
NVAC.ELA.K.RF.1b
ELA
Grade: K
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
NVAC.ELA.K.RF.2d
ELA
Grade: K
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.*(This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/,or /x/.)
NY.ELA.K.RF.1b
ELA
Grade: K
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
NY.ELA.K.RF.2d
ELA
Grade: K
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonent-vowel-consonent, or CVC) words.* (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
NY.ELA.1.RF.2b
ELA
Grade: 1
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
NC.ELA.K.RF.3d
ELA
Grade: K
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
NC.ELA.1.RF.3b
ELA
Grade: 1
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
NC.ELA.K.RF.1b
ELA
Grade: K
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
SC.ELA.1.RI.P.2.2
ELA
Grade: 1
Produce single-syllable words by blending sounds, including consonant blends in spoken words.
SC.ELA.K.RL.P.1.2
ELA
Grade: K
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
SC.ELA.K.RL.P.2.4
ELA
Grade: K
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial, and final sounds (phonemes) in a three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) word.
No supported goals.
VASOL.ELA.1.RD.3c
ELA
Grade: 1
The student will blend sounds to make one-syllable words.
VASOL.ELA.1.RD.4b
ELA
Grade: 1
The student will match spoken words with print.
VASOL.ELA.2.RD.3c
ELA
Grade: 2
The student will segment one-syllable words into phonemes.

Settings

Setting

Options

I CAN statement

Music

Disable/enable background music

  • On
  • Off
Sound effects

Disable/enable sound effects while selecting an item.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN understand that there are sounds when I choose an item.

Select hand
  • Left
  • Right

I CAN move a letter with my right hand.

Time to select item

Time to remain stable to select an item

Reduce the time if the child shows arm stability

  • 0.5 sec
  • 1 sec
  • 1.5 sec
  • 2 secs
  • 2.5 secs
  • 3 secs

I CAN hold my left hand still for 3 seconds to select an item.

Interaction mode

Interaction mode allows teachers to select the action that students should practice on. It can be Grab or Time Delay according to the potential of each child.

  • Grab
  • Time delay

I CAN grab and move the egg.

Timer

Time to finish making words

Disable this if the student feels pressure

  • On
  • Off

I CAN complete 5 words within 5 minutes.

Timer value
  • 10 secs
  • 20 secs
  • 30 secs
  • 40 secs
Words language
  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish
Game type

The teacher can design a training session with words that either have a specific number of letters or belong to a specific conceptual category

  • By letters
  • By category

I CAN correctly spell words in list of animals

Word length

The teacher can determine the word length for students to work on.

Teachers can choose up to 2 missing letters

  • 3 letters
  • 4 letters
  • 5 letters
  • 6 letters
  • 7 letters
  • 8 letters

I CAN complete and I CAN practice phonological awareness 5 three-letter words.

I CAN learn American words from this game.

Categories

Item categories allow teachers to match students’ skills with items available in the game. These items can be changed according to the teacher’s preference and children’s needs.

  • Furniture
  • Food
  • Emotions
  • Animals
  • Home appliances
  • Shapes
  • Fruits
  • Colors
  • Vegetables
  • Law
  • CVC
  • Sports
  • Toys
  • School items
  • Basic numbers
  • Clothes
  • Days
  • Professions
  • Vehicles
  • Month - seasons
  • Musical instruments
  • CCVC
  • Parts of the body

I CAN learn words that are related to specific vocabulary categories.

Number of hidden letters
  • 1 hidden letter
  • 2 hidden letters
Hidden letter position

Teachers can determine whether the hidden letter should be at the start or the middle.

  • Start
  • Middle or End

I CAN understand that a letter is missing from the start of the word.

Letter choices

 

This determines how the number of possible letters that the student can choose.

  • 3 letters
  • 4 letters

I CAN choose a correct letter for the word from the 4 given choices.

Visual help

 

This refers to picture hints on the top right corner of the screen. The existence of the visual aid, can help early readers

 

This determines how the number of possible letters that the student can choose.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN complete the word that matches the picture.

Reports

Pie chart data

·        This shows statistics of how many times the student gave correct & wrong or no answers, dropped the egg and how many times the student tried to find the correct answers

·        The Time is shown on the top right corner. The teacher can use the time to tell whether the task is challenging enough for the students.

Dropped refers to falling eggs that were not placed on the rack properly.

Graph data

·      This shows the time that the student took to complete each word. The student spent 10,8 completing the word FRIDGE.

This may show patterns of commonly incorrect letters or words.

Table data

·      This shows letter attempts on a word and time spent completing it.

·      The data might show patterns or misconceptions that the students have.