What is Reading Assistant Plus?
Reading Assistant Plus is an innovative online guided reading tool that provides intensive reading practice. Learners use the tool to read developmentally appropriate texts both silently and aloud.
What makes Reading Assistant Plus such an innovative reading practice tool is its use of patented technology that listens as each word is read aloud and delivers immediate support whenever a learner struggles with or mispronounces a word — reinforcing newly learned reading skills, vocabulary, and fluency.
Reading Assistant Plus is the only program that listens to each student as they read aloud into a microphone to provide real-time feedback, helping the student with words they mispronounce or don’t know. How might your students benefit from using this program?
The reading Assistant plus component gives students opportunities to practice and develop fluency and comprehension skills through the active reading itself.
This is a socially safe environment that uses speed recognition technology to listen to students read and give immediate corrective feedback on their fluency or pronunciation skills.
Hopefully, these examples we’re able to show you how this program is adaptive and engaging for students at any level.
What Reading Assistant Does
Reading Assistant Plus uses patented speech recognition technology to deliver real-time corrective guided reading feedback, enabling learners to self-correct as they are reading aloud.
Unlike other digital reading practice resources that only allow learners to record themselves reading aloud, Reading Assistant Plus actually listens and helps learners whenever they struggle or mispronounce a word — it’s like having a personal guided reading tutor available 24/7!
Automatic calculation of words correct per minute (WCPM), and actionable comprehension and vocabulary reports make it easy for teachers to track learners’ reading levels, and specific areas of strength and weakness.
Built-in Word Wall activities pre-teach academic vocabulary, activate prior knowledge, and provide pronunciations for new words before learners begin each e-book passage.
Reading Assistant Plus provides reading selections for a variety of interests and reading levels, plus frequent comprehension checks, to keep learners motivated and focused on reading for meaning.
Reading Assistant Plus provides implementation and performance reporting at the district, group, and student levels to support and improve data-driven decision-making. Graphical depictions show usage, performance, reading level trends, and student proficiency levels.