iAmReading app is based on experience in a primary Montessori classroom. It is designed to teach new readers how to read repeating sounds in the english language. It is designed to be used for the beginning reader age and up.
The word groupings are based on repeating sounds or phonetics. In a classroom setting each page in the app is an actual card with the list of words. An adult would then sit with the pupil as they pronounce the words on the card. In this app the student can do it by themselves and then press the word to hear the correct pronounciation to check their progress. The main user interaction is found in the Words tab on the iPhone or iPod Touch. On the iPad the main word selection is on the Choose a word grouping window. The user can click on a word grouping icon to display the words. If there is more then one set of words of the grouping like the long e vowel sounds then another window will appear to further specify the long e vowel word grouping. When the user picks one of these groupings a window with a list view of all the words will appear. To hear the repeating sound select the Sound button at the top bar. To go back to the previous window select the Done button. To hear a word in the list just select the word with the row and the app will pronounce the word. If you are using an iphone or itouch there will be more then one page of word groupings. This is noted by the page identifier above the tab bar. To change the page just swipe with your finger. There are 64 different word groupings and around 8 or more words in each word grouping.
To configure hints for the beginning reader select the Settings view or Settings tab on the iPhone or iTouch. The user may turn on visual highlighting for the sound grouping. When this setting is turned on if the letter grouping sound is ea then each "ea" will be colored in red text withing the word. The visual setting is used to give the user a clue with the first word. Usually there is only one visual clue, the first item in each grouping. In a few groupings there is more then one clue and in some groupings which does not have an appropiate visual there is none.