Are you an elementary teacher or specialist with access to at least one iPad? If so, check out the Reading Comprehension Booster app.
Based on the idea of paper bookmarks, each booster encourages the child to record responses, while they are reading, based on a specific reading focus. No more wondering if your child or student was actually paying attention while s/he was reading! Teachers can also use the app during a whole group read aloud to show students how to interact with books while reading.
Reading Comprehension Booster bookmarks are based on essential instructional elements identified in literacy, brain and learning research. Each booster has a variety of interactive options to tap into different ability levels and interests. Users can read or listen to directions, draw, type, drag or record responses, and much more. Children can choose from Characters, Connections, Story Seeds and other bookmarks, or use several simultaneously. Children can easily email their work to a parent or teacher for review and support.
"We have evaluated this app and find it to be wonderful! We have included it in two places on our list of Recommended iPad Apps. It is listed on the Must-Have page for Elementary and again on the Language Arts page under Reading Practice. The app is truly excellent and I commend you for it. Thank you for sharing it with us." Lori Gracey, TCEA Executive Director