LAZ Level O Library
By Language Technologies, Inc.
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SECOND GRADE TO THIRD GRADE READERS will love this library of 12 books. Each Learning A–Z library contains ten books on that reading level, the free sample book for that level, and the free sample book for the next level to challenge readers to expand their reading skills. Developmentally appropriate sentence construction, vocabulary, and engaging illustrations make it easy for readers to feel confident about their skills.
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 developmental 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.
—Interactive glossary providing point-of-use definitions
—All books are carefully leveled, giving readers a developmental growth path to improve their reading skills
—All books end with discussion questions that check student comprehension and encourage critical thinking
—Classroom support through lesson plans, worksheets, and quizzes can be found at www.readinga-z.com (subscription required)
—All books support state and national core standards (correlation found at www.readinga-z.com)
A QUICK GUIDE IN PLACING YOUR CHILD at the appropriate reading level:
aa to C—kindergarten
D to J—first grade
K to Q—second grade
R to U—third grade
V to Z—fourth and fifth grade
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 1.4.1
- updated icon art
- added Book Talk discussion questions
Good, but with two basic problems...
(Similar to my review for the LAZ Level E Library, which I also have.)
We loved this program based on the web version for which we pay an annual license. However, there are two basic problems with the app version:
Incomplete selection: we thought maybe with this app we would be able to switch our kids to reading from iPads rather than printing and reading the PDFs from the web page. The full program on the web as 32(!) books for the O level alone, but there are only NINE books included in this app (the description mentions twelve books, which is totally wrong).
Cumbersome navigation: you don't have a quick way to jump back to the listing of books if you have started reading a book, or to jump to the beginning or ending of the book.
I deducted one star compared to my review of Level E because the discrepancy between the description of the number of books offered and the number of books actually given is more glaring.
PLUS: the support page for the developer shown here in iTunes seems to go to a completely blank page.
There were only 10 books on O level and 1 on P, 11 not 12 books.
When the book is opened it opens upside down and won't switch.
The biggest hassle is that you can't go back and forth within the book, and you have to turn every page to get to the end of the story before you can get back to the library. It is very time-consuming if you accidentally touch the wrong book to open.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Mar 01, 2011
- Version: 1.4.1
- Size: 39.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Language Technologies, Inc.
- © 2010
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.