Dandelion Launchers Unit 1 'Sam, Tam, Tim'

Dandelion Launchers Unit 1 'Sam, Tam, Tim' Summary

FINALIST FOR BETT (British Education and Training Technology) AWARDS 2015

Dandelion Launchers iBook Unit 1, ‘Sam, Tam, Tim,’ is the first of the Dandelion Launchers enhanced iBook series for beginner readers ages 3-6.   This attractive, engaging iBook introduces the letters and corresponding sounds for: ‘s, a, t, i, m’.  With just five sounds of the alphabet, the reader can read the four short stories in this unit. A real reading experience for beginner readers!  This enhanced iBook has sound files linked to letters and words.  Touch the letter and hear the sound with correct pronunciation!  Touch the word and hear it sounded out!

Special features in this iBook: 

- Letters of the alphabet introduced in step-by-step progression
- Sound files linked to letters model correct pronunciation
- Sound files linked to words model how to sound out words in the text
 -The reader can see the letters enlarge as they are sounded out:  a multisensory method that teaches letter/sound correspondences
- A short animation rewards the reader at the end of each story
- A short reading game allows revision at the end of the iBook

What people are saying about Dandelion Launchers iBooks:

“A superb resource to further boost the impact of the Dandelion Launchers.  Our pupils are loving reading the books interactively and this has increased their motivation and independence.  It is perfect that they can access sounds as and when needed.  Great for teachers and parents to accelerate reading skills in partnership.”  Headteacher, NLE

Book Reviews


Very fast learning5 star

These books built up reading skills quickly. The instructions are excellent so no other resources are required. Would love to see more of the units available as ebooks.55

Amazing Readers

Dandelion Launchers5 star

This book is terrific for early and struggling readers. We are using it with pre kindergarden, first and second grade students in out tutoring program.55

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