A K5 Approved Reading App
There are a lot of things we like about this app, and the folks at Readability Tutor agreed to make a special offer to K5 users.
How Readability Works
After an account is created, students can select a story from the Readability library (fiction or non-fiction).
The student then begins reading the text on screen. Readability's speech recognition system, customized for early readers, provides real time prompts and feedback as the student reads. Feedback is subtle, trying not to interrupt the reading experience. Students can query any word for pronunciation or meaning.
At the end of the story, the student is asked a couple of comprehension related questions.
There are the usual goals and tracking for parents, if that is important to you.
Guided reading via computer is not new, but this is the first mobile app we've seen which implements it in a quality manner.
Special Offer for K5 Users
Readability is making a special offer for K5 users, including a 7 day free trial and (up to) a 58% discount on a subscription. Access the offer here.
We suggest you give it a try and see if it works for your student. If you subscribe, you will also be supporting K5 as we do receive compensation from Readability.
You can sign up for a Readability free trial here. If you do, please let us know what you liked or didn't like.