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With a furrowed brow and a deep breath, 9-year-old Dallis Engel pressed down on the screen of her iPod touch.

Then, she began to read.

“My brother William is a fisherman,” she said, using a finger to trace words in Patricia MacLachlan’s book, Sarah, Plain and Tall.

The fourth-grader stumbled over pronunciations and skipped words as an application recorded her voice. When she


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