Every educator knows that students benefit from extra reading practice, especially when it is combined with immediate feedback and support from a teacher. With Reading Assistant students receive individualized reading coaching every time they use the software, making the most of each instructional minute.

Reading Assistant is the only online reading tool that uses speech recognition to support English Language Learners as they read aloud.

Using research-validated speech verification technology, Reading Assistant “listens” to a student as he or she reads aloud. Monitoring for signs of difficulty, the program intervenes with assistance when the student finds a word difficult. Students re-read passages several times to build automaticity. Students are assessed to determine their level of comprehension by skill. The software maintains careful performance records and the corresponding audio of each reading session for review by student and teacher. The program computes the students Words Correct Per Minute automatically.

Reading Assistant delivers:

Patented speech-recognition technology provides real-time corrective feedback, enabling students to learn from errors

Automatic calculation of words correct per minute (WCPM) and immediate access to comprehension and vocabulary reports make tracking students’ progress effortless

Reading selections for a variety of interests and reading levels plus frequent comprehension checks keep students motivated and focused on reading for meaning

MySciLEARNTM on demand makes the software easy to implement for school or home use

UNRIVALED REAL-TIME LITERACY SUPPORT

Reading Assistant is the only reading program that “listens” to students as they read out loud, intervenes when the student falters, and automatically scores students’ oral reading. No other program or e-book provides comparable real-time guidance and feedback.

How it works

Students preview and read the text silently, including listening to a model reading. After answering guided reading questions, students read the text aloud and take a quiz.

Students will:

  1. Preview and read silently
  2. Listen to a model reading of the text
  3. Record their reading
  4. Answer guided reading questions

 Reading Assistant is the only online reading tool that uses speech recognition to support English Language Learners as they read aloud.

  1. Acts as a non-judgmental listener, guiding English Language Learners (ELLs) through just-right reading selections
  2. Corrects ELLs when they misread a word
  3. Builds ease and comfort with speaking and reading in English
  4. Helps to build language and reading fluency

Reading Assistant Progress Demo

 

ESL student reading a passage for the first time. Click the play button to start and the pause button to stop. Pause one Progress Demo before playing the other.
ESL student reading the same passage 45 minutes later. Click the play button to start and the pause button to stop. Pause one Progress Demo before playing the other.