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Informational Text. 50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers. Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. Epic! - Read Amazing Children's Books - Unlimited Library Including Flat Stanley, Scaredy Squirrel, Batman, and Many Others.

Association for Library Service to Children. The ALSC Summer Reading Program Grant is designed to encourage reading programs for children in public libraries by providing $3,000 in financial assistance, while recognizing ALSC members for outstanding program development.

Association for Library Service to Children

Current ALSC/Baker & Taylor WinnersPrevious ALSC/Baker & Taylor/BWI* Winners *The ALSC Summer Reading Program was previously sponsored by BWI, a part of the Follett Corporation from 2007-2012. Criteria Each application will be judged on the following: The plan and outline submitted for a theme-based summer reading program in a public library The committee encourages innovative proposals involving children with physical or mental disabilities Requirements Applicants must: Be personal members of ALSC as well as ; organizational members are not eligible Submit program ideas that are open to all children (birth – 14 years) Submit program ideas take place at a public library.

Complete K-8 Curriculum. Educational Leadership:Reading Comprehension:The Power of Purposeful Reading. Students often seem mystified when asked to determine what is important in an assigned reading.

Educational Leadership:Reading Comprehension:The Power of Purposeful Reading

Teachers see this confusion when students' book pages are overly highlighted in bright yellow. Media specialists see it in requests for printing out massive numbers of documents from the Internet. Parents see it when their children complete reading assignments and equate note taking with copying entire chapters. It's frustrating for everyone concerned, but especially for the students. As one of my 11th grade students told me, Most of the time, I don't like to be told what to think, but at school I have to be told, especially when I read hard stuff. At the beginning of the year, I ask my students how they know something is important in an assigned reading. Every day in our schools and colleges young people face reading and writing tasks that seem hard or unusual, that confuse them, that they fail.

I agree with my colleagues. Untitled. Free Reading Program. Effective Reading Programs for Middle and High Schools: A Best Evidence Synthesis. By: Robert Slavin and Alan Cheung, et al.

Effective Reading Programs for Middle and High Schools: A Best Evidence Synthesis

Many reading programs claim to boost student performance, but how is that measured? Johns Hopkins University examined more than 200 published studies to create this quick guide to programs. What reading programs have been proven to help middle and high school students to succeed? To find out, this review summarizes evidence on four types of programs designed to improve the reading achievement of students in grades 6-12: Reading Curricula (Curr), such as LANGUAGE! Key findings Overall, 36 experimental-control comparisons met the inclusion criterion, of which 7 used random assignment to treatments.

Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI). Program ratings Listed below are currently available programs, grouped by strength of effectiveness. Strong evidence of effectiveness None Moderate evidence of effectiveness. Reading Programs > HOME. Online reading enrichment program for kids. Sample Lesson: Click to Play Grade 5: reading comprehension.

Online reading enrichment program for kids

Use context clues to help Jermaine solve the mystery of the missing hat. Grade 5 Reading Comprehension Use context clues to help Jermaine solve the mystery of the missing hat. The Lexile® Framework for Reading. These instructional programs and tools utilize The Lexile Framework for Reading to help students improve their reading and writing skills.

The Lexile® Framework for Reading

Achieve3000®: KidBiz3000® & TeenBiz3000® combined, form a supplemental, web-based literacy program in vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and writing for students in grades 2-12. KidBiz3000 is for students in grades 2-5 and TeenBiz3000 is for students in grades 6-12. The programs provide practice reading nonfiction text and include extension activities designed to address vocabulary, reading comprehension, a relevant math problem, and written output.

At the initial log-in for each student he or she automatically takes a pre-test called LevelSet™. LevelSet is an assessment unique to KidBiz3000 and TeenBiz3000. EdSphere® is a personalized learning platform that employs the research and technology of the Lexile Framework to differentiate students' reading and writing practice. Hampton-Brown: The Edge and Insider are both instructional programs.