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K12 Timed Reading Practice – Nice Reading app

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  Timed Reading Practice – is a simple timed reading program similar to the books but on iphone.  It has different levels of reading. when once the student finishes the level they can move on to the next.  It also ecords the time it took to read the store and compares it to the last time and will calculate the progress.Full version has 250 stories with multiple student tracking option.Wishlist- Allow students to record and replay the stories read. (Tip:I used my iPhone to record and replay. It is cumbersome but can be done. You can use laptop or any phone you have that records voice messages will do)- Add comprehension question. The one that is used in school has comprehension questions and this way teacher knows whether they read and understood or not.

Developer Notes

K12 Timed Reading Practice lets readers in levels K-4 practice fluency by reading short, timed stories. Improving fluency allows readers to read smoothly and quickly so they can focus on comprehension rather than on decoding words.

• More than 250 short, engaging stories for young readers
• A variety of fiction and non-fiction
• 46 Flesh-Kincaid reading levels between 0.0 and 4.7

Reading Tools
• Track one reader, multiple readers, or even a whole class
• Track stories read, words per minute, percent above or below average reading rates, and what’s next on the reading list
• View recommendations for moving up or down in reading difficulty based on recorded Words per Minute scores

K12 Timed Reading Practice was created by K12 Inc. as part of its comprehensive Language Arts and Phonics curriculum. Learn more at http://www.k12.com/what-is-k12/.

  1. May 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I agree that it is a nice, basic app for reading fluency. I would like to see comp questions, also, including inference and vocabulary ones. Also, shorter passages, about 100 words, would be more useful. I think some of the passages are mis-categorized compared with similar paper and pencil reading inventories, and would be better at the next grade level up. I, took, would like the ability to record the student reading. So important for analyzing miscues, for the teacher AND the student!

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