TEACHES GRADE 1 VOCABULARY
ReadingMagic is our highly improved online version of the Grade 1 ReadingKEY Program. In 5 minutes you'll be amazed at how much more effective this method is for teaching reading. Upon completion of the program (about 2-3 months), students will have learned the 520 most-common reading words in Grade 1 and early Grade 2 textbooks and will be reading at a solid 2.2 Grade Level. The Trial Version provides access to the first 12 weeks free of charge so you can see first hand how effective and successful this program is for teaching reading to any student!
EXPERT READING TEACHER IN MINUTES
Each Step in ReadingMagic includes a special blue Teacher audio button that describes in detail how to teach your student and allows anyone to become an expert reading teacher in minutes.
STEP BY STEP
Students are taught the 520 vocabulary words in groups of 5 words per list using a very special sequence of learning STEPS (each slightly more difficult than the previous). The 5 words also share the same vowel sound (short-a, short-e, r-controlled vowels, etc.) which is a strategy that greatly improves the speed-of-learning for students.
When students can say the 5 words in 2-3 seconds, they are shown two pages of a high-interest ongoing story that uses only words from the list (and previous word lists), thereby insuring reading success..
After reading the two pages, students are then given a 10 question exercise to insure mastery of word meaning and proper word usage. Audio is included which reads questions aloud to the student, thereby allowing the teacher to move onto other activities with different students.
MONITOR STUDENT PROGRESS
Keep track of student performance on each Lesson all year long with our detailed database. Click the database icon above and we will show screenshots of this powerful database.
KNOWS WHERE TO BEGIN
When any student clicks the Student Login button on our home page at ReadingMagic.net (or when the teacher clicks BEGIN from the database), your student will then be asked to enter their assigned username and password. When this is done, they will be automatically transported to the next Lesson AFTER their last successfully completed Lesson. Students must achieve 80% correct on the Lesson comprehension test to advance to the next Lesson, otherwise the computer will have them repeat the Lesson again.
REMEMBERS IMPORTANT STUFF..
There are 7 very special STEPS in each LESSON that enables students to rapidly learn the 5 vocabulary words in that Lesson. The database records only important milestones in this 7 Step process. This includes results of the STEP 5 stopwatch excercise in which students 'time themselves' saying the list words using our built-in digital stopwatch. The database will display how many times the student used the online digital stopwatch (to record their time) and display their fastest time saying the list words. The database will also display the number correct responses (out of 10 questions) in the STEP 7 comprehension exercise in which the computer talks to the student to test definition understanding of the 5 words.