Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fluency Tutor

Helps busy teachers bring struggling readers up to speed.Great for time-stretched teachers, Fluency Tutor for Google makes reading aloud more fun and satisfying for students who need extra support. It’s a big help for struggling and reluctant readers, as well as students learning English as a second language. Easy to use, Fluency Tutor for Google lets students record themselves reading and share with the teacher - away from the pressures of reading aloud in the classroom environment. Ideal for schools using Google Apps for Education (GAFE), Fluency Tutor for Google integrates seamlessly with Google Drive and Google Classroom. And since it works with almost any online content, it’s great to use alongside other online instructional programs. 

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Features: 
- Friendly dashboard interface for teachers and students 
- Teachers can choose from hundreds of existing reading passages based on content, lexile level or reading age 
- Teachers can also create their own passages from web pages, docs or other content 
- Students can create reading passages from almost any web page 
- Share passages with individual students, or with the entire class using the Google Classroom 'share' button 
- Passages appear in student's Google Drive 
- Students can read and record assigned reading passages whenever and wherever it suits them 
- Extra help is provided including text-to-speech, dictionary, picture dictionary and translate tools 
- Quick Score gives immediate feedback to students without the need for full assessment 

- Analytical tools (Premium version only) allow detailed graphical review of each student's reading history over time 

Fluency Tutor for Google is truly a time saving tool for busy educators looking for ways to help their struggling or emerging readers. 

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