Eyewords

We at Eyewords are making a difference by reducing barriers to literacy skills in a fun and engaging way. Confidence building is nurtured through positive learning experiences that lead students to recognize the growth in their own abilities. With a strong foundation in universal design, we understand the importance of evidence-based methods to increase student achievement, not just for some but for ALL.

Eyewords™ was created by a multidisciplinary team of educators in collaboration with children of different ages and abilities, speech and language pathologists, researchers, and designers to address a need to differentiate reading instruction for ALL learners.

Our fundamental belief is that ALL children are capable learners when teaching to their strengths. With the understanding that students learn best when their senses are active and engaged, we made it our mission to boost fundamental literacy skills in a fun and inclusive way.

Eyewords™ materials and methodology were the focus of iterative, quantitative research conducted by an independent team of researchers from Stanford University. The published research has validated that for sight word acquisition, the multisensory method of combining an embedded picture, contextual phrase, and related kinesthetic action with phonics is more effective than plain text words with phonics instruction alone. This new discovery opens up a world of opportunities to effectively remove learning barriers to sight reading the high frequency words and propelling learners to reading fluency and comprehension.

 

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Review: Eyewords Multisensory Sight Words Cards

General Information

 

  • Curriculum Developer – Eyewords
  • Website Link
  • Grade Level Scope: Lower elementary, Upper elementary & Middle School/Junior High
  • Subject Covered: Reading, Spelling, and Writing
  • Cost Range: $50 – $100
  • Supplemental Material Cost: $10 – $50
  • Format: Physical product with supplemental downloads
  • Religious content: No

Basic Features

 

  • Methodology: Traditional
  • Learning Styles Utilized: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Tactile
  • Intelligences Utilized: Pictures, Movement, and Words
  • Teaching Styles Utilized: Repetitive, Progressive steps, and Mastery
  • Common Core: Unknown
  • Accredited: Unknown
  • Teacher Helps: More than average

Product Description 

 

  • Font Size: Very large
  • Pictures: Lots of colorful pictures
  • Binding: None, loose cards
  • Cards Included: 50 in each pack
  • Intended Curriculum Usage Length: 1 year

Adapability 

 

  • Amount of Handwriting Required: Less than average
  • Possible Assistive Technology Modifications: Speech to Text
  • Executive Functioning Concerns: Loose cards to keep track of
  • Average Length of Lessons: 10 to 30 minutes
  • Concentration Level Required: More than average
  • Modifiable by Lengthening Out Lessons: Fairly easy for parent to do
  • Language Complexity: Average

Specific Disabilities 

 

  • Reading approach: Whole/sight words

SPED Homeschool Review Crew Feedback

What was the one thing that most impressed you about this curriculum?

I loved the way this curriculum is laid out to help the student be successful with visual and kinesthetic components.

What should parents of children with learning needs be aware of when looking into this curriculum?

You will need to pull together some objects or materials to play the games, but all the materials are easy to find household items.