Reading Rockets

Category: Apps for Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities

Industries: Education

In order to assist young children learn to read and read better, Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that provides a multitude of research-based reading tactics, courses, and activities. Our reading resources help parents, educators, and other professionals support struggling readers as they develop their vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension skills. Reading Rockets initiative consists of PBS television shows (also available online and on DVD), online services provided by and, professional development opportunities, and a vibrant social community on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube. The initiative has been overseen by an advisory panel made up of top researchers and reading specialists.

Reading Rockets earned their moniker because Louisa Moats, a reading expert, called teaching reading “rocket science” in her seminal article about the abilities and knowledge teachers need to teach reading effectively. A youngster with dyslexia or other reading-based learning difficulties can practice their literacy and learning skills while having fun with the correct software. Kids that struggle with phonics, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, understanding, handwriting, word processing, and composition can find support in this collection of apps. We’ve also included apps for text-to-speech, audiobooks, and goal-setting and planning for kids. Browse our entire collection of literacy apps for additional top-notch programs.

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Reading Rockets creates and disseminates free, evidence-based information about reading through our three major services: PBS television programsIt is missing some text settings and eye-training exercises.
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Reading Rockets WETA Public Television 2775 S. Quincy St. Arlington, VA 22206

Reading Rockets reviews

RocketReader speed reading software has a simple colorful interface that makes it easy for users of any age to sharpen their speed reading skills. It has basic exercises and tests and enough included reading material to keep you engaged as you learn. However, it lacks a few options in regards to exercises, text customization, connectivity and customer support. The software is intuitive with clear labels and colorful icons. It has a good variety of exercises and tests and even a vocabulary trainer. We were happy to see a section dedicated to building vocabulary but were disappointed that instead of standard words, there was only a small amount of obscure phrases and axioms with odd multiple choice options. We did not find the vocabulary option helpful at all.

- "Jessica Richards

Reading Rocket can determine the reading age of any individual, and has the features needed to remedy a lack of reading skill. Reading Rocket is the rescue vehicle from illiteracy to literacy.


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