Reading for Details: Stories for Early Reading
Stories to engage young readers.
The Early Reading app has 30 short stories. Most of the words are 1 or 2 syllables. They are in simple sentences. Sentences have 5 to 8 words. The student is asked to answer three direct questions that rely on facts in the story.
Read about Alice the bee, Rita the tree rat, Jensen the duck and Bob the buffalo, Hector and Bo the dog, Lily and her grandmother’s farm, and more.
These stories are aimed at very early readers so the questions are straightforward. They do not require making inferences or judgements. In most cases, the correct answer can be found word-for-word in the story.
The fourth question usually requires the student to recall multiple items from the story. At the end of each story there is an open ended question for discussion.
Target Audience: This app is intended to be used by parents, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Special Education Teachers with children who are having difficulty with reading. It can also be used for remediation of attention and processing deficits due to attention deficit disorder, traumatic brain injury, or stroke.
Just $3.99 on the App Store.
Rationale: The stories require multiple processing skills in attention, memory, inferential thinking, and comprehension.