This app is so appealing with the series of skill building literacy activities that promote understanding of how words are decoded, thus enabling students to become more fluent readers. - Dr. Selma Wassermann, Professor Emerita at Simon Fraser University.
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
My Word! Reader is a unique and innovative series of software applications designed to raise literacy levels of elementary and secondary school students who struggle with inadequate reading skills, thus affecting their work in every area of the curriculum. Each app contains a high interest story with mature content, but written in reader-friendly language. The stories in the applications form the basis for six skill building activities, each leading to furthering understanding and skill development in those literacy skills essential to decoding unfamiliar words. Also appropriate for ESL students, the apps are self instructional, providing teachers with productive and cost effective learning resources.
Are Dogs Smart, or What? is the most advanced application in the series. Written in an easy-to-read style, the story relates how guide dogs are selected, trained and used as support systems for the blind; and how one guide dog used her intelligence to save the life of her blind owner. Words from the story are used in six engaging, and highly interactive skill building activities that promote skill development in consonant blends, long and short vowel sounds, spelling, sight vocabulary, spelling and writing. This app, like the others in the series, is personalized and customized to the needs of the individual learner. Because the program is self-instructional, it provides students with a sense of empowerment, and builds much needed support to the under-confident learner.
About Wrinkled Pants:
Based in Vancouver, BC, Wrinkled Pants http://www.wrinkledpants.com develops software applications that are based in sound educational and literacy theory, to improve the literacy skills of underachieving elementary and secondary school students who struggle with inadequate reading skills, thus affecting their work in every area of the curriculum.