Creating Readers: Reader Support


 

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Reader Support

Name Description Suggestions for Use Examples

*Fluency Tutor for Google

https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/fluencytutor.aspx

@texthelp

Available on Google chrome

Fluency Tutor for Google lets students record themselves reading and share with the teacher - away from the pressures of reading aloud in the classroom environment. Ideal for schools using G Suite for Education  (Formerly Google Apps for Education (GAFE)), Fluency Tutor

for Google integrates with Google Drive and Google Classroom. Works alongside other online instructional programs

~Practice reading aloud at comfortable pace

~Teachers can listen later and track progress

 

MobyMax

http://www.mobymax.com/

@MobyMax

Moby Reading pairs literature and informational texts with similar topics to encourage deep reading and facilitate learning. Informational texts draw in students with interesting topics, and all students love stories. ... Each grade has three reading levels with 10 lessons at each level

~Differentiate through skills assessment

~Track student progress

 

 

CommonLit

https://www.commonlit.org/

@CommonLit

Free digital collection of fiction and nonfiction for students in grades 5-12

Create a free account

~Paired texts

~Teacher and Parent Guides

~Notes and questions for texts

Who was Anne Frank? Gr. 5-6

Vocaroo

http://vocaroo.com/

@vocaroo

Voice Recording service --Just click to record

~Increase reading fluency

~Embed two vocaroo recorders side by side on your web page. Record yourself reading a passage. Students listen and then record themselves. They are able to hear their own playback to compare and re-record. 

~Create fluency logs

 

Chirbit

https://www.chirbit.com/

@chirbit

Audio sharing for everyone . Record or upload recordings.

~Reading fluency

~Record audio to add to other applications 

 

 Read&Write for Google Chrome

 

Read & Write for Google Chrome allows the user to hear words, passages, or whole documents read. There's a dictionary, a screen mask to highlight parts of page to track reading, a highlight tool that instantly saves to a Google doc with citation, Prediction spelling correction, Speech input, and so much more.  

~Model reading passages for students 

~Students submit reading of passages or original work

Reference Guide 

 

Toolmatcher

OwlEyes

https://www.owleyes.org/

@OwlEyesReader

Read, annotate and collaborate with your students while reading classic novels ~insert annotations and questions into classic literature OwlEyesReader YouTube Channel

Hemingway App

http://www.hemingwayapp.com/

 

This app, also available as an online version, analyzes writing and makes it bold and clear. The reading aspect is that it determines readability levels so that teachers can determine whether their lesson or reading is at an appropriate level for their students.

~quickly paste in and analyze text for readability

~adapt text for less able readers

 

OpenDyslexic Extension

@OpenDyslexic

This free font is designed to make text easier to read for students with dyslexia. For instance, letters with heavy-weighted bottoms and unique shapes prevent confusion and help stop readers from flipping and swapping letters. Get the Chrome extension to instantly change text on a page to this font.

~Dyslexic friendly books  

Tips for Teachers In Support of Readers 

Reading on Chromebooks Strategies from EdTechTeacher    

Choosito Search Engine 

https://www.choosito.com/search/web

 

Allows teachers to search web for content leveled by Early, Emergent, Fluid and Advanced readers and by subject matter. 

Basic account free-- registration required.

~Differentiate materials by reading levels 

Example search:

Ancient Greece for Emergent readers

 

Common Sense Media Book Reviews

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews#

 

Great reviews for teachers in supporting student readers or in selecting read-alouds. Besides searching by

reading levels, each titles is also rated for:

Educational potential,  Positive messages,Positive role models, Violence & scariness, Language
  Sample Book Review: The Last Star