Following the announcement, WholeReader explains that its read-along app only needs to be used for 45 minutes a day for parents to notice a significant improvement in their children’s vocabulary and reading comprehension.
More details can be found at https://wholereader.com
New books range from children’s stories such as “Peter Rabbit” and “Benjamin Bunny” to more advanced novels such as “Crime & Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky and “Pride & Prejudice” by Jane Austen.
WholeReader recommends reading material that is aligned with the student’s baseline vocabulary level not grade level. This is important as every student learns at a different pace and assigning books based solely on age may result in a bad reading experience: Students with higher comprehension will not be challenged, while children with limited comprehension will struggle with difficult material and thus absorb little.
Instead, the reading app assesses the student’s vocabulary level with an initial test. Then, it recommends books that provide at least just a bit of new vocabulary while still being easy enough to understand. Students are encouraged to read the book of their choice for at least 45 minutes each day.
The immersive reading app also provides a suite of reading support tools to help students. These include a floating synonym-style display for difficult words, one-tap dictionary definitions for any word, instant pop-up translations for ESL students, and integrated sharing and note-taking tools, among others.
WholeReader is compatible with any device and operating system. It can be installed as an app or used as a webpage.
Those with limited internet can also download the books to read offline. However, internet is required for the platform to generate daily reading reports automatically shared with parents or teachers.
A spokesperson for the company said, “We believe that the study of great literature is the best means for grounding students in the most important philosophical questions of life. This grounding empowers students to participate in a broad civilization-building discourse that stretches back into antiquity and constitutes the real basis of civilization and of effective citizenship.”
Interested parties can find more information by visiting https://wholereader.com
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