Word Splosh

This game helps a child to learning and practice identifying words with specific letter sounds and sound-spellings. It is related to phonemic awareness, i.e. to hear and identify individual sounds-phonemes--in spoken words. With this game children can become more aware of how the sounds in words work. Children are called to recognize which words in a set of words start or contain a specific phoneme sound as well as to identify words that rhyme to a given one.

The teacher can choose the sounds (e.g. specific consonant or specific long/short vowel) that the child will practice. The child listens to that sound, recognizes the letter and selects the word(s) that begin with or contain that letter and sound. Kids easily improve their letter identification and phonemic awareness skills as well as sharpen their memory skills. Children can understand that letters and letter patterns represent the sounds of spoken language. The teacher can also ask a child will practice identifying rhyming word(s) to a given one.

Also, this game promotes visual motor perception. The child appears in a room filled with water and there are 3 options of words that can be chosen by either hitting with the hands or kicking.

Are you ready to get splashed and hit or kick words?

Supported goals in

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.B
ELA
Grade: K
Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
CA.ELA.K.RF.3b
ELA
Grade: K
Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels. (Identify which letters represent the five major vowels [Aa, Ee, Ii, Oo, and Uu] and know the long and short sound of each vowel. More complex long vowel graphemes and spellings are targeted in the grade 1 phonics standards.)
LAFS.K.RF.3.3b
ELA
Grade: K
Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
NVAC.ELA.K.RF.3b
ELA
Grade: K
Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
NY.ELA.K.RF.3b
ELA
Grade: K
Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
NC.ELA.K.RF.4b
ELA
Grade: K
Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
SC.ELA.K.RL.P.3.2
ELA
Grade: K
Associate long and short sounds of the five major vowels with their common spellings.
No supported goals.
VASOL.ELA.K.RD.6b
ELA
Grade: K
The student will match consonant, short vowel, and initial consonant digraph sounds to appropriate letters.

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 select the “Play” button with my left hand.

Time to select item

Time to remain stable to select an item.

Reduce the time if the child shows stability.

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

I CAN select the “Play Button”, keeping my hand stable for 3 seconds.

 

 

Timer

Time available to complete a question.

Disable if the student feels pressure.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN complete 1 question within 1 min.

 

Timer value
  • 20 secs
  • 30 secs
  • 40 secs
  • 50 secs
  • 60 secs
Number of questions

The teacher can select the number of questions for the student to play.

  • 3 questions
  • 4 questions
  • 5 questions

I CAN answer 3 questions correctly.

Content language

Choose the language of the game content.

  • English
  • Greek

I CAN read the words in English.

Game type

Choose the type of game that the child is called to practice. 

  • Phonics
  • Free mode
  • Spelling patterns

I CAN practice with spelling patterns.

Game lives

Enable or disable game lives.

Game lives are the three green lights on the top left of the screen.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN understand my mistakes when the game lives decrease.

Show word

This checkbox shows the rhyming word in a textbox.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN read the rhyming word I hear, as well.

Phonics category

Phonics category allow teachers to match students’ needs with content available in the game.

  • Vowel sounds
  • Consonant sounds

I CAN practice with vowels.

Correct choices

Choose the correct answers that the child should give per question.

  • 1 choice
  • 2 choices

I CAN recognize 2 words rhyming in _ee.

Phonics

Choose the vowel or consonant sounds that the child is called to practice.

  • short_a
  • short_e
  • short_i
  • short_o
  • short_u
  • long_a
  • long_e
  • long_i
  • long_o
  • long_u
  • oo
  • b_initial_words
  • ch_initial_words
  • d_initial_words
  • f_initial_words
  • g_initial_words
  • h_initial_words
  • j_initial_words
  • k_initial_words
  • t_initial_words
  • l_initial_words
  • m_initial_words
  • sh_initial_words
  • th_initial_words
  • v_initial_words
  • p_initial_words

I CAN recognize words starting with -m.

Spelling patterns

Choose the spelling pattern / patterns that the child is called to practice with.

  • eer
  • air
  • urn
  • oon
  • ow
  • or
  • aw
  • owl
  • ay
  • ee
  • ate
  • ie
  • eat
  • oo
  • ight
  • at
  • ip
  • ub
  • an
  • ank
  • ock
  • it
  • oke
  • ump
  • α’κι
  • α’ρι
  • ο’σ
  • α’τι
  • ο’νι
  • ο’να
  • ια’

I CAN recognize rhyming words.

Reports

Pie chart data

This shows statistics on the number of questions that a child completed correctly, wrongly and the unanswered questions as well as the success rate. Also, we can see the total time spent while playing the game.

This shows the amount of time the student spent on each question, the available correct answers as well as depicts student’s attempts analytically.