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Primer: determine teaching order of letters/graphemes

PrimerPrep

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Note: On some computers, when you start PrimerPrep it takes a little while to open the window. So when you first start the program, please be patient!

Note: For a few days, AVG was reporting a Trojan Horse virus in PrimerPrep. That false positive has been fixed, so if you still see this problem, please update your AVG definitions.

(Extracted from the help file)

SynPhony

Average: 4 (1 vote)

SynPhony is a browser-based program that facilitates the rapid production of literacy materials in alphabetically written languages. Being browser-based means it can be accessed from a web server OR your personal hard drive. In both cases it will display in your browser. SynPhony allows the computer to dynamically find language material that corresponds to the reading level of any particular stage in a literacy curriculum. It is unicode aware and can handle many different writing systems, including syllabic scripts. To date SynPhony has successfully been implemented in 12 different scripts (Arabic, Bengali, Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Ethiopic, Hebrew, Kannada, Latin, Tamil, Telegu, and Tibetan) and almost 2 dozen languages.

PrimerPro

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The purpose of PrimerPro is to assist the literacy worker in the development of primers for a given language. The application performs these functions (and more):

  • It can suggest a teaching order of the graphemes based upon a word list or text data, using an algorithm which calculates their productivity.

  • It supports alphabets that contains consonants, vowels, tones and/or syllographs.

  • It can give a list of words containing any given grapheme from the word list or text data.

  • It can track "graphemes taught" ongoingly.

Phonology Assistant 3

Average: 5 (1 vote)

This program keeps track of phonetic data either typed directly in or drawn from one or more data sources (Toolbox, Fieldworks Language Explorer, Speech Analyzer files with transcriptions). If sound files are included in the source data, the user can listen to them directly in Phonology Assistant. PA has many analytical features, such as