Teacher created. Teacher approved. The most complete app to help kids practice that their reading is on target by 3rd Grade, bringing the best research- based classroom practices to mobile apps with intuitive features to help improve performance.
App recognized for its excellence at state wide reading and technology conferences
2nd Grade Chapters - Child practices questions covering plot, setting, and characters as well as inference type questions [Common Core Standards ELA 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.9]
3rd Grade Chapters - Multiple passage versions, point of view and inference type questions [Common Core Standards ELA 3.1 , 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6,3.9]
App contains both fiction and non-fiction passages. Each passage contains questions that are labeled so the child knows how to find the answer. Child can email results. App created for multiple users, perfect for school or home use.
Chapter 25 questions based on performance in previous chapters
More affordable than a reading tutor- Hints given to help kids to help move on through the passages
Students must score 7 out of 10 correct in 2nd grade chapters before moving to 3rd grade chapters
Engaging, high interest passages written by Moonbeam Award winning author
High interest passages designed to build lifelong reading skills
BEST EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES
Pre- Reading Activity to build purpose for reading
Child can see all the questions - the way teachers help kids with their reading comprehension in the classroom
App and questions designed by an award winning teacher
Connected to Core Curriculum, AIR, and PARCC
Topics of passages included in 2nd and 3rd Grade Curriculum
High Interest Non-Fiction passages include Cause/Effect, Problem/Solution, and Compare/Contrast
Each question is labeled [ Main idea, Timeline of Events, etc.].
Ratings and Reviews
Weird to set up, but very effective
The functionality of the app is effective. First the kid reads a passage, then is asked true comprehension questions. The fact that the passage is still on the screen when the questions are asked promotes re-reading, which is a great skill at this age.
The content was very likely written by an educator, and keeps my son engaged. His teacher has remarked that they are already seeing improvement.
That being said, the interface is really bulky and not intuitive, and the set-up is flat-out stupid.
To set it up, you first add an admin log-in (I used my first name), then it asked for my email, then it took me back to the home screen. Then you add the kids by entering their names and pressing “add user”.
Once logged in, the kid presses “table of contents”, picks a chapter, reads the passage, then presses “questions” to answer the comprehension questions. To check their answers, I think they press “chapter complete”. This allows them to progress.
Lastly, this app simply doesn’t work well on phones. The smaller screens cuts off the comprehension questions, and there is no scrolling function for them. Use an iPad for a much better experience.
Learning New Skills
I really liked this app. It seems like other reading programs kind of teach to the test but this one really makes my son look at the questions and try to figure out the answer. I like that the kids can see all the questions and change answers if they want. My son is learning skills to review go back and read again and I like that the questions are labeled.
Lots to like
I like that the reading level and questions are at grade level. And since I am a former teacher, I like that the questions are labeled and you can see them. This is important for building skills And if I were still teaching ,because of the way the non fiction is constructed( compare / contrast : cause/ effect, etc.) I would use this app to help build writing skills. Overall great find.
- Reinvent Recess Digital, LLC
- 7.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.