This non-fiction reading comprehension app has seventeen stories about the solar system. You can also create and add your own stories to the app.
The seventeen stories are:
1. Our Solar System
2. The Sun
11. The Dwarf Planets
13. The Moon
Each story is 300 to 500 words. All the information presented is factual. Each story introduces new vocabulary and concepts, and is followed by a set of exercises that measure the student's comprehension. The exercises include multiple choice questions, true/false questions and matching exercises that ask the student to match words or concepts with their definition, synonym or antonym.
The app allows unlimited individual users, and provides detailed reports on each student's progress. The app can be configured to email the progress reports to a parent or teacher.
There are two modes: Practice Mode and Test Mode. In practice mode, the student is given visual and audio feedback as they answer each question.
Concepts are explained as they are introduced. The stories should be read in order, as concepts introduced in early stories are used in later stories without an additional explanation.
Each story has several images, including photos of each planet, and the spacecraft that have explored them.
You can create and add your own stories, along with photos and questions. You can sync all the data (stories, images, questions, user accounts, reports, etc.) to your dropbox account, and import all the data to another iPad.
This app helps develop reading, vocabulary and comprehension skills. It also teaches science and astronomy.
This app is ideal for self-paced learning or home schooling. You should encourage your child to work at his or her own pace, and make learning fun!
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Recommended Ages: 8-12
Categories: Reading, Science