OgStar Reading Explore 4+


    • 3.3 • 13 Ratings
    • Free

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Each OgStar download allows one student to work at their own pace along their unique learning path.

With the FREE OgStar Reading® Explore app, parents and teachers explore how our apps teach kids to read, write, and spell the multisensory way. Try the first 4 lessons in the OgStar sequence, then, go to the App Store to purchase the right OgStar app for your child, so they can continue to build literacy skills. Structured Literacy works!

OgStar Reading® Explore provides preschool and elementary-aged students with a window to our other OgStar Reading literacy games, based on the well-respected Orton-Gillingham approach.
Students practice:
• phonological awareness
• systematic/synthetic phonics
• multisensory sound/symbol associations
• oral reading of phonetically-controlled words
• finger tracing and writing of pseudo-words and real words in isolation

OgStar Reading® Explore takes students on a captivating reading adventure and includes built-in mini-games and rewards to keep students motivated and engaged. OgStar Reading® is a patent-pending, technologically-sophisticated app with handwriting recognition feedback, speech recognition feedback, audio-visual synchronization, voice-over correction feedback, and text-to-speech features.

Data collection is available in the Parent/Teacher Portal describing student performance and progress over time. This delightful, multisensory, Structured Literacy game helps students to independently develop evidence-based literacy skills, in accordance with the scientific standards recommended by the National Reading Panel, which established the best ways to teach students how to read.

What’s New

Version 1.3.2

No longer do we require an internet connection in order to download each lesson.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Hyper dinomite ,

So Close

Just tried the trial, and the app has some great features that make it an almost purchase for my classroom. Unfortunately, the app lets kids skip ahead to new levels without the ability for the teacher to lock it, there is no placement test, if a student makes repeated mistakes it give a skip option, but progresses anyway, and the writing boxes are quite small at times. Sometimes the letter recognition is picky, and others, it accepted backwards letters as correct. I would love to use something like this to supplement my Orton lessons, but this just isn’t good enoug yet.

Developer Response ,

Explore has been updated! There is a placement test on the other versions of OgStar, but not on the free one.

UtahLady ,

Add more skip buttons!!!

Developers : please add more skip buttons!!!
My son is dysgraphic and he never writes the words correctly, NEVER. I have to rewrite them again and the voice saying he directions over and over is also super irritating. Nowadays I have him write the words then I erase everything and write the words myself to lose less time: if we could have a skip button it would be less painful for both of us.

Developer Response ,

I am very sorry for your experience. You can easily bypass repetitive directions by tapping the screen twice on all lesson steps. Using the eraser button instead of trying to write over mistakes or irregular strokes is helpful. There is a SKIP button on the writing steps. Explore has been updated since you tried it.

SLolarn ,

Keeps repeating mssg about internet connection

I tried to use this app several times. I have searched on my iPad time and time again about ensuring I have an internet connection. I can do everything except run this app....grrr

Developer Response ,

I am very sorry to hear about your experience. We have updated Explore to address these concerns.

App Privacy

The developer, OGSTAR READING, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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