Title: Jump Start Kindergarten Reading
Playing Time: 2 hours
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:13
in (or larger) color monitor
Subject Area: Phonics, word building,
Objectives: Reinforce and build a reading
foundation using phonics and skill/drill.
Brief Description: This game allows children
to explore reading and writing while enjoying the semantics of a game.
Entry Capabilities Required: Prior subject
matter knowledge (basic letter knowledge).
Relevance to objectives: 5 (explores many
different consonant and vowel blends/digraphs)
Strong Points: Phonics
are stressed. Each game involves different selections.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
4 (game is designed to practice reading, writing, and phonics)
Likely to arouse/maintain interest:5 (
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 5 (Easy
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
(Nice Grahpics and Music adds to the attraction)
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): 5 (Very little chance involved
- winning depends on player choices.)
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 4 (involves various real
life activities such as hockey, and a pinata)
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
Clear directions for play:
5 (spoken and reinforces with graphics when possible)
Effectiveness of debriefing:5
(has a progress report card that may be printed)
Weak Points: May
recieve an error (did each time it was run)
Reviewer: Susan Pray
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.