Dr. Larry Sanger has designed a new website called ReadingBear.org. It is a free website from Sanger and the team from the education website, WatchKnowLearn.org. The project is funded by an anonymous Memphis-area philanthropist through the non-profit Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.
ReadingBear.org takes a phonics approach to teaching children to read. The site features more than 100 phonics principles. More than 1,200 words are pronounced at four speeds, each illustrated with a picture. Each word is also used in a sentence illustrated by a video. The words are displayed “karaoke” style—individual letters flash at the moment that the corresponding sounds are spoken.
Distinguished reading researcher, Dr. Timothy Shanahan praised Readingbear.org’
Reading Bear is free to users and requires no registration.