Read Aloud can be switched on for students who prefer to listen to content instead of reading, as well as those with dyslexia or other learning differences. The Read Aloud feature increases word exposure and improves vocabulary. This exposure helps build background knowledge, an essential component of an evolving student. It also helps develop higher-order thinking skills. The Read Aloud feature may also reduce any working-memory deficit and remove printed word decoding anxiety.
Students begin to interact with the strategy through drawing. Students learn to use their imagination and learn to think visually. Feeling comfortable with simple drawing and sketching can help early years and ESL students, as well as learners with special needs. Best of all, these techniques build self-esteem and the confidence that emerges is transferable to other areas of the curriculum.
Allow your students to type their thoughts and comments right into the interactive assessments and lessons. Use various colours to emphasise different ideas or to connect important concepts, marking them up to make it easier to review that information later.
Based on the student’s skill level, our program recommends specific lessons which aim to help them improve in any areas of concern. Through this, students can engage in self-learning and are not heavily reliant on teachers, therefore they can continue to grow outside of the classroom.
Whether a student gets the answer right or wrong is not as important as understanding why. Alongside our auto-marking feature, students can view which answers were correct or incorrect, coupled with explanations of why this is the case.
Stop spending a teacher's valuable time on marking ticks and crosses all day. Our program is designed with an intricate algorithm that can mark your students' work for you, giving instant feedback and reports as students progress.
The research-based Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies (CARS) series helps you quickly identify which of the twelve standards-based reading comprehension strategies your students might be struggling to understand. You can then provide students with targeted instruction depending on each student's individual needs by using STARS interactive lessons.
The research-based Strategies to Achieve Reading Success (STARS) series provides explicit direct instruction in the 12 core reading strategies tested in CARS. Each lesson is broken into five parts providing a gradual release of responsibility and increase in student confidence. Multiple definitions and examples of each strategy within each lesson continually reinforce understanding.
At Hawker Brownlow Digital, we understand that everyone’s needs are different, so we’ve created short term 3-month, mid-term 6-month and full-term 12-month subscription plans tailored to your needs to help you to achieve your goals.