By demonstrating and explaining how the letters and sounds in a word fit together, Reading Machine aids readers in learning new words. When readers can’t or don’t want to ask someone else for clarification on difficult vocabulary, the app is ideal. Like a personal reading tutor, the app guides readers into figuring out a new word based on the word’s letters and sounds. While reading traditional books or other written materials, readers can use the app. They can utilize the app on the iPad in addition to e-books, webpages, and other digital content. The app works well for older readers who don’t like to ask for clarification on vocabulary when they read independently and is a delightful complement to parent-child reading time. Any age group that is learning to read can boost their confidence as they learn new words independently with the help of the app. On www.sharpcuriosity.com, videos demonstrating how the app functions are accessible.
The app’s underlying lexicon is powered by a genuine human voice with support for over 5,000 words and a text-to-speech engine for pronouncing all other words. It was developed by a parent, learning scientist, and reading researcher. The app dictionary offers customized decoding support for each word as readers progress from simple to more complicated terms, covering everything from individual phonemes and letters through multi-letter sounds, syllables, prefixes, suffixes, root words, and full words within compound words. The app also recommends books for kids’ interests and reading levels that parents may pick up from the library or bookstore.
• The Reading Machine functions as a key decoder to open written words. Use it in conjunction with actual books, either those you already own or books you have checked out from the library. Alternately, utilize it on the iPad together with e-books or websites.
• Excellent for struggling or early readers.
• Enables you to enjoy reading with your child more because they can figure out words without needing your assistance by using the reading machine.
• Children who still need assistance with reading sentences and books are those who already know the sounds that associate with each letter and can read a few words.
• Provides complete word decoding and phonics support for every word in more than 125 bestselling early reader books. Even the first chapter of Harry Potter is available on the app for older readers.
• For readers with varying interests and reading skills, the app offers lists of suggested books (referred to as “Book Sets”). This is a fantastic resource for identifying books that your reader will like. You may easily find these books for nothing at your local public library. or visit your preferred bookshop.
• The app provides phonics support for all the words in the more than 125 books mentioned in the Book Sets, with accurate pronunciations recorded by a real, human voice.
• Readers can use text-to-speech voice to hear the entire pronunciation of any word that isn’t in the app’s dictionary. As a result, they never run out of words.
• The 300 most common English words, which account for 65% of all English reading material, are among the words with phonics and decoding support. Many of these terms are commonly labeled “sight words.”
• New Book Sets and words can be downloaded for free from within the app as they become available.