OgStar Reading Early 4+


Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings
    • $14.99

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

Learn to read, write, and spell the multisensory way. Structured literacy works.

OgStar Reading™: Early Reader provides students in grades pre-K through 3 with an enjoyable and comprehensive 35-lesson literacy game, based on the well-respected Orton-Gillingham approach.

Students practice:
- phonological awareness
- systematic/synthetic phonics
- multisensory sound/symbol associations
- audio-visual-tactile reading and writing of sight words
- oral reading of phonetically-controlled words and sentences
- finger tracing and writing of syllables, words, and sentences
- oral reading fluency activities

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

Data collection is available on the app for parents and teachers describing student performance and progress over time. This delightful, multisensory, structured literacy game helps students of all ages to independently develop evidence-based literacy skills, in accordance with the scientific standards recommended by the National Reading Panel indicating 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

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

LimK3 ,


Sooo happy to have found this app. We’ve been using for only one week so far but it’s working wonders with my 1st grader. I love what she’s learning and she’s really enjoying the “game” aspect of it. Worth every penny. Thank you OgStar!

BunnyMom99 ,

Fun while learning!

This app allows struggling readers to learn in a fun way at home or wherever they go!

Stephanie W-Teacher ,

Great for young readers

I’m an elementary teacher and mom. My first grade daughter is currently using this app and she likes it. She is working on reading and this app has been helpful. I think this app is fantastic! I’m hoping there can be a few updates but overall I am satisfied.

*********I would recommend this to other parents.**********

Pros: This is great for early learners or struggling readers. It guides the students and interacts with them so if an adult is not around they can still learn a lot. It is in a fun, game format so it’s not boring to learn it. The child will say the words/sounds and write the words/sounds. This is great for the child to learn overall. Children can learn their letters, sounds, and words while saying the words correctly and writing the words. Children do earn coins/points for getting things correctly so they can change their icon or theme song.

Cons: 1) My daughter will say some of the sounds or words and it won’t accept her response. She doesn’t have an accent and she’s saying the words correctly but it’s saying it’s wrong. I think she’s saying a word half a second too long so it’s counting it wrong. She will be right by me and the word is correct but it won’t count it correctly. She gets very frustrated by this so I will say it for her after a few attempts when she says it correctly but it doesn’t register as correct. ***This is my biggest concern because it’s very frustrating for her and I don’t want her to give up. I know there will be younger children who won’t speak as clear as her so I feel like this is a big issue. *** I am thinking about getting this for 1 or 2 of my very low students that are severely behind their peers but I’m concerned if they don’t speak clear enough they would get too frustrated. If this improves I would like to purchase it for them and even let my principal know about this for our school.

2) This is a small con for me but I can see it being more of an issue for my daughter. My daughter didn’t like the speaker to be a boy on half of the lessons. She liked when the girl was the speaker. I was surprised because that has never been an issue before on things we have done. Maybe because some lessons are the girl and some are the boy so she knows there’s a girl option. She has skipped all of the boy lessons and doesn’t want to do them. I don’t want her to skip any lessons. I will make sure that she does those lessons but it will be more of a hassle because it doesn’t seem fun if I’m making her do it. ***I think an update so the child can choose if they want a girl or a boy to guide the lesson would be great!

3) This isn’t a concern but a suggestion. For the coins/points it would be great to have options for the children to choose different items for the speaker/child doing the lesson. So if the girl or boy is doing the lesson children can buy accessories or clothes to update the avatar. I like that the coins earned has to be a lot to purchase something. It could be the same way for additional items for the avatar.

4) This isn’t a concern but a suggestion. When I logged into the report as the parent it didn’t seem as if much information was given about what she has worked on. It says in progress or done for her lessons. She has done one test and it said how much was correct on it but how would I as a parent help my child with that report? I can figure it out by sitting with her and listening to see what she gets wrong plus I teach so I would know where to start. If I wasn’t a teacher or if I wasn’t able to sit by her and see what she’s missing I wouldn’t know what to work on. It would be nice to be able to download a report or if a report could be emailed each month giving more information on what needs to be worked on. As a teacher when we have programs for students I will get a monthly email on where my students are at and what they need to work on. I think if a parent knows what their child needs help with would be very useful.

Developer Response ,

Hi and thank you for your wonderful and thoughtful review! We are so happy to hear that your daughter is benefitting from OgStar! For speech recognition activities, please make sure that she holds the button until the ears pop up and then counts to 3 after saying the word before releasing the button. As for picking your avatar or being able to change the clothes, those are both great ideas and I hope to have an update like that in the near future! On the teacher portal, if you go to the Lesson Progress tab, you will see all of the lessons listed and how much has been done. If you then tap on the specific lesson numbers to the left, you will see a detailed chart of how the student fared with each specific skill. This information can inform subsequent teaching. Please reach out through our ogstarreading.com website if you'd like to discuss a school pilot! Best regards!

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.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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