App of the Week: K12 Timed Reading & Comprehension Practice


Name: K12 Timed Reading & Comprehension Practice

What is it? This app lets readers in levels K–4 practice fluency by reading 250+ short, timed stories. This offering includes comprehension questions to check reading understanding following grade 1 through 4 stories, as well as per-student charts to track grade and story mastery.

Best for: Students at a Grade K-4 reading level.

Price: $3.99 (Education discount available in iTunes)

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5; Requires Android 2.1 and up.

Rated: 4+

Features:

• More than 250 short, fiction and nonfiction stories for young readers
• 46 unique Flesch-Kincaid reading levels between 0.0 and 4.7
• Track one reader, multiple readers, or even a whole class
• Track stories read and what’s next on the reading list
• Automatic suggestions to increase reading difficulty when students achieve consistently fast wpm scores
• Timer automatically calculates wpm for each reading attempt
• Each grade 1 through 4 story includes questions to check reading understanding
•Question pools of 6 to 9 questions per story gauge comprehension on rereading attempts
•Question prompts for grade 1 stories include audio support for developing readers
• Grade Stats: Per-student chart shows fluency (time) and comprehension (correct answers) mastery across the grade level
• Story Stats: Per-student chart shows fluency wpm and correct answers for the last 6 reading attempts per story
• Easily delete single reading attempts from charts

Links: [Apple] https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/k12-timed-reading-comprehension/id660702629?ls=1&mt=8

[Google] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.k12.TimedReading

[Amazon] http://www.amazon.com/K12-Timed-Reading-Comprehension-Practice/dp/B00DBCQ2K6

Meris Stansbury

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