Reading Comprehension: An Interactive Workbook
Summary : A Digital Workbook that Builds Early Readers’ Comprehension Skills
Reading Comprehension is an interactive workbook designed to teach users strategies for understanding text. After launching the app, users are presented with a series of passages and questions, matching activities, graphic organizers, and other similar exercises. To complete the exercises, users either drag the correct answer to a corresponding blank space or tap the correct answer. If users are correct, Reading Comprehension shows a green check mark and the answer stays in place. If users are incorrect, Reading Comprehension shows a red “X” and the answer returns to its original place. After users complete a page, they can tap the “reset” button on the bottom right of the page to clear it or progress to the next page by tapping the arrows. Users can also navigate the workbook pages by scrolling along using the right-hand column.
Please note: Users only have access to chapter 1 for free. Users must make an in-app purchase to access chapters 2–6.
- To model how to use this app, teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and demonstrate to students how to use this app. While demonstrating, teachers can use a “think aloud” strategy to model for students how to correctly answer the questions and complete the activities.
- Teachers can have students complete a page, series of pages, or a whole chapter independently. As students work, the teacher can monitor their performance. Once students are finished, teachers can review their work by quickly scrolling through the pages using the navigation feature on the right-hand column.
- After students become familiar with using this app and the skills that it builds, teachers can transition students from this app to a paper-and-pencil workbook.
- Teachers can place students in pairs and have the pairs complete the activities together. By placing students in pairs—preferably with one student who can support the learning of the other student—they can learn from each other by discussing the activities and questions.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|