This reading comprehension app has twenty stories about social studies.
Each story has about 800-1000 words. 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.
This 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.
You can listen to the passage, question, and answer. By tapping the text you want to hear, the app reads aloud either the entire passage or just one word from it, depending on what you select.
In addition to teaching science, this app helps develop reading, vocabulary and comprehension skills.
List of included stories:
1. Longitudes and Latitudes
2. Our Nation and Capital
3. Native Americans in New York State
4. Your Community
5. Making Laws
6. Causes of the American Revolution
7. Resources, Goods, and Services
8. Choosing a President
9. Loyalists and Patriots
10. How the Iroquois Lived
11. Innovation of the 19th Century
12. Easter Island Mysteries
13. The Declaration of Independence
14. Supply and Demand
15. The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution
16. Mountains of the World
17. Immigration to the United States
18. The California Gold Rush
19. National Holidays
20. Christopher Columbus
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: 9-11
Categories: Reading, Social Studies