Use this highly structured reading program to develop emerging readers. Many struggling students find reading success with a process that teaches a word, introduces its meaning, provides comprehension practice, and uses the word in the story context.
Read:OutLoud 6 can help provide access to the new electronic books required in IDEA, and the included web browser makes the internet fully accessible. Read:OutLoud provides accessibility supports like text-to-speech and study tools that help you read with comprehension. Read:OutLoud 6 includes an improved accessible web browser that is now compatible on Mac and Windows. Includes support for NIMAS and DAISY files as well as one-click access to Bookshare.
The ReadingPen®2 is designed specifically to help readers improve their reading skills. This fully portable scanning device helps with reading fluency and comprehension by providing immediate definitions for scanned text. Scanned text and definitions can be read aloud, allowing readers to maintain their reading flow, even when encountering unfamiliar words.
VocabGrabber analyzes any text you're interested in, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context. Just copy text from a document and paste it into the box, and then click on the "Grab Vocabulary!" button. VocabGrabber will automatically create a list of vocabulary from your text, which you can then sort, filter, and save. Select any word on the list and you'll see a snapshot of the Visual Thesaurus map and definitions for that word, along with examples of the word in your text.
The Read Naturally Software Edition features the same reading strategy and stories used in the Masters Edition, while taking advantage of the benefits and functionality of the computer. The Software Edition automates the placement process, assigns an appropriate reading goal, and allows you to customize the program by accelerating or skipping steps for advanced readers. It also creates detailed reports that track student progress and indicate areas that need additional coaching.
The purpose of this study was to test the effects of vocabulary instruction, using words with multiple meanings (i.e., contextually-based multiple meaning vocabulary instruction), on the vocabulary and reading comprehension of students. Over a three-month period, the treatment group received language arts instruction embedded within contextually-based multiple meaning vocabulary instruction. Students in the control group received the standard language arts instruction (non-specific treatment).
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, nearly 4 in 10 fourth graders read below the basic level. These literacy problems get worse as students advance through school and are exposed to progressively more complex concepts and courses.
The pen is a pocket scanner with text-to-speech for reading single words and lines of text aloud. Embedded dictionary and thesaurus can be turned on or off (for testing mode). Weighs 3 ounces.
Classworks is a web-based instructional software that provides interactive lessons, customized learning and assessment in K-12 Math, Reading, and Language Arts. Elementary Science lessons are also available. Classworks units are based on state standards and offer interactive instruction through a multi-sensory approach that includes voice, pop-up text, audio support, video, photographs, artist drawings, and animated clips. The multiple modalities may be helpful for those with limited English proficiency or learning disabilities, or as a Response to Intervention.
To gain meaningful access to the curriculum, students with reading difficulties must overcome substantial barriers imposed by the printed materials they are asked to read. Technology can assist students to overcome these challenges by enabling a shift from printed text to electronic text. By electronic text it means textual material read using a computer or some other electronic device such as Palm, iPod, or even a LeapPad. Yet, in spite of its inherent possibilities, electronic text by itself is rather limited in its usefulness to readers and learners.