READING ASSISTANT

1st-12th Grade guided oral reading practice using speech recognition software to improve reading skills such as fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension

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Fluency

Reading Assistant uses state-of-the-art voice recognition software to serve as a non-judgemental reading coach for every student. This software allows students to record as they read aloud, gives live feedback on pronunciation and fluency.  When a word is mispronounced the software provides immediate pronunciation practice. Fluency is measured by the number of corretly pronounced words per minute and goals are set for each individual student. Students read from a comprehensive library with reading material that is adapted for their level, and increases in complexity as the students fluency and comprehension improve.

Vocabulary and Comprehension

Students are guided through questions that teach the use of context clues to determine word meaning. Students have easy access to a glossary just by clicking an unknown word- where they are then give the definition, examples, and a picture to strengthen understanding. Comprehension and quiz questions lead students to use skilled reading strategies. There is a skill or a strategy and a level of thinking assigned to each question. Students learn to:

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Use Prior Knowledge

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Identify a Reading Purpose and Plan

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Inference and Predict

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Connect Prior Knowledge

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Visualize

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Monitor and Clarify Understanding

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Retell and Summarize

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Ask Questions

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Tutoring Options: 3 Tiers of Support

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