Maria Counts Pumpkins - LAZ Reader [Level A-kindergarten]
By Language Technologies, Inc.
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PRESCHOOL TO KINDERGARTEN readers will delight as they watch Maria sit on the stoop outside her apartment with her dog as seven relatives bring her pumpkins. The pumpkins crowd the dog and Maria off the stoop. The repeated sentence patterns and pictures help early readers retain meaning and read counting words. Discussion questions after the reading build interest and comprehension. Learner objectives: counting words, cause and effect.
The app features interactive glossary pages that encourage early readers to explore challenging words through pictures and example sentences.
Learning A–Z provides materials delivered online and through the iTunes Store that help children learn to read, write, and discover the wonders of science. All our materials are leveled so that children can access information at their reading level. Our leveled readers begin at level aa with labeling objects. In level A simple sentences are presented. With each level thereafter the sentences get more complex and the words become a little more difficult.
A QUICK GUIDE IN PLACING YOUR CHILD at the appropriate reading level is to understand that level aa to D provides average kindergarten instruction; E to J—first grade; K to Q—second grade; R to U—third grade; V to Z—fourth and fifth grade. The letters earliest in the alphabet match beginning-of-the-year instruction while letters at the end of each grade range match skills at the end of that grade year.
THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE AS PART OF A TWELVE-BOOK SET IN THE LEVEL A LIBRARY.
Visit www.learninga-z.com and www.readinga-z.com for more information.
ReadSmart is a set of patented technologies created by Language Technologies, Inc. for improving reading comprehension, speed, and enjoyment and is used in a variety of publishing fields. ReadSmart's algorithms analyze text to give document-specific results: the arrangement of text for a document is optimized while preserving the designer’s layout. Once a digital book has been created using ReadSmart technology, nothing is lost and it retains the look and feel of the printed edition, not a generic electronic document.
What's New in Version 1.4
Great idea but needs improvement
I am very familiar with the leveled books from A-Z and I love using them in class. I teach kindergartners and we have an iPod touch for each student in class. I would definitely use the app if you could enhance it by doing the following: add a "read to me section," a recording button so students can echo read, the ability to tap each word and have it read to them, and develop the Spanish library since I teach in a bilingual classroom.
Great for free
Would be better if taps didn't turn page. Maybe an arrow would be better. Also, as a teacher, it would be nice if the books included a running words total, so that these can more easily be used for running records.
Awesome! Needs read to me option and maybe less sensitivity to touch. My daughter likes to follow her reading with her finger and she can't because it changes the page.
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 23, 2010
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 3.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Language Technologies, Inc.
- © 2009
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.