Literably: Automating Miscue Analysis and Running Records

Freemium! Literably is a website designed for analyzing student reading using running records and miscue analysis. To begin, teachers need to launch the Literably website and register by entering in their information (e.g., name and password), student information, and grade level. At this point, the teacher’s dashboard will open, and all the students who were enrolled in the class when the teacher registered will appear. Teachers can adjust the level and text students read using the dropdown menus under the “Level” and “Next Reading” columns. In addition, teachers can click the blue “magnifying glass” icon to view the actual read…

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Literably: Automating Miscue Analysis and Running Records

Summary : Take the “Muss & Fuss” out of Miscue Analysis

Literably is a website designed for analyzing student reading using running records and miscue analysis. To begin, teachers need to launch the Literably website and register by entering in their information (e.g., name and password), student information, and grade level.

At this point, the teacher’s dashboard will open, and all the students who were enrolled in the class when the teacher registered will appear. Teachers can adjust the level and text students read using the dropdown menus under the “Level” and “Next Reading” columns. In addition, teachers can click the blue “magnifying glass” icon to view the actual read passage.

Once the teacher has the grade levels and passages set, they can assign them for students to read. To do so, students will need to go to the Literably login page and select the “Student” option. They will then enter their teacher’s email address and choose their name from the dropdown menu. Once entered, students are to click the “Start” button on the top of the screen and read the passage. Once they are finished, they click the “Stop” button. At this point, students have the option to play back the recording, rerecord their reading, or answer comprehension questions. Students will need to answer the comprehension questions in order to complete the exercise. As they enter the comprehension questions, students click the “Horn” icon to have Literably read the question to them. On the last question, students will have to retell the passage, either by typing or recording themselves, back into Literably. When finished, students must click the “I’m Done – Log Out” option.

At this point, the reading and answers are submitted to Literably, and it will automatically run a miscue analysis based on the reading and report the results to the teacher in approximately 24 hours. Once the report comes in, teachers can go to their dashboard and view the percent of words read correctly, words read per minute, comprehension accuracy, focus area, and date of the reading.  In addition, they can click the title of the text to view the miscue analysis.

Please Note: Only five students can be enrolled in a class for free, and teachers will have to subscribe to the service for additional students to enroll.

Instructional Ideas for Literably

  1. Teachers can enter their students into Literably and assign them a reading to complete on a weekly basis. Students can then log into Literably, either at school or at home, and complete the reading and submit it for analysis. Teachers can then analyze student data and use it to inform instruction.
  2. Teachers can routinely have students complete a reading passage on Literably weekly, monthly, or at another constant interval. That way, teachers can gather data and view trends in student reading performance over time.
  3. Teachers can form professional study groups and decide if they prefer using traditional running records and miscue analysis, Literably, or Fluency Tutor. Teachers can then try the different services and then choose one approach to use. They can then check in with each other as a support group for using that approach and make adjustments/recommendations as needed.
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A3. Guidance
A4. Relevance
A5. Credibility
A6. Differentiation
B1. Multipurpose
B2. Collaboration & Communication
B3. Ability to Save Progress
B4. Modifications
B5. Platform Integration
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C1. Navigation
C2. Ease of Use
C3. Customization
C4. Aesthetics
C5. Screen Design
C6. Information Presentation
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C8. Free of Distractors

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