User:Vtaylor/Lectric Library/Reading guide app
Application selects appropriate books from Tar Heel Reader series for display based on
- reading level and preferences of learner
- difficulty of book based on Flesch-Kincaid, Fog, ??
- feedback from reviewers and other learners
- records books read, grade level
- displays learner progress
- Plearn. Tar Heel stories. Suggest 3
- Readability. Auto?
- Flesch-Kincaid http://www.standards-schmandards.com/exhibits/rix/index.php
- Words: Lexical Density: Fog Index: http://www.usingenglish.com/resources/text-statistics.php
- New words - Student word list. Standard.
- word lists - Quiz. Practice
- check comprehension ??
- Report. Monitor. Time per page repeat stories. Choices. Same level. More / less difficult. Total time. Total stories. Progress - relative change in ?? measure
- Feedback - to learners - how they are doing, new words, improvements, statistics - total stories, time reading, ...
- Controls. Learner. Mentor. Auto.
Stories - examples
- NASCAR - Words: 41 Lexical Density: 65.85% Fog Index: 1.82
Nascar. The Nascar race was starting. Noah is ready for the race. And they are off. They had a big crash. They wave the caution flag. Noah has a new car now. Noah is in the lead. Noah wins the race.
- Boccia - Flesch-Kincaid Grade level: 14. Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease score: 20. Words: 161. Lexical Density: 64.60% Fog Index: 11.17
Boccia A Paralympic Game Boccia is a sport for people with a neurological disability or cerebral palsy. Anyone with a brain disability can compete in this competition. In 1984 the first Boccia competition at the paralympics was in New York, NY. In 1986 the CPISRA World Championships were held in Gits, Belgium. C1 athletes were allowed to use assistive devices. In 1989 Howard Bailey invited people to form an "International Boccia Committe." They met twice per year to organize the rapidly growing sport. In 1990 a 3rd event was added, the C1 Wad using Assistive devices. The first Referee Accreditation Workshop was also held. In 1996 a motion to approve the International Boccia Organization, IBO, was rejected. In 2000 the Games in Sydney, Australia secured the future of Boccia as an integral part of the Paralympic movement. 2004 marked the introduction of Individual Class BC4 and Pairs BC4 in Athens, Greece. In 2010 the governance of the sport transferred from CPISRA to a Boccia independent international sport governing organization.
- The Olympics - Flesch-Kincaid Grade level: 7. Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease score: 60. Words: 104. Lexical Density: 35.58% Fog Index: 4.89
The Olympics The SOAR Classroom The Olympics are coming soon! Here’s what we are excited to watch! "I want to watch basketball during the Olympics," says Vlad. "I want to watch soccer during the Olympics," says Eugene. "I want to watch swimming during the Olympics," says Adam. "I want to watch basketball during the Olympics," says Mitko. "I want to watch baseball during the Olympics," says Zach. "I want to watch rowing during the Olympics," says Mr. Black. "I want to watch gymnastics during the Olympics," says Mrs. R. "I want to watch running during the Olympics," says Mrs. Fox. Go team USA!
- The Human Framework - Flesch-Kincaid Grade level: 10. Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease score: 48. Words: 50 Lexical Density: 68.00% Fog Index: 7.20
The Human Framework. Without bones, the human body would be nothing but a pile of soft flesh. The adult human body is comprised of 206 bones. The human vertebrae which is composed of 26 individual bones is what helps the human body stand in the upright position. Bones protect all vital organs.
- Space - Flesch-Kincaid Grade level: 7. Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease score: 59. Words: 52. Lexical Density: 59.62% Fog Index: 4.14
Space. Astronauts can fly in space with a jet pack. Astronauts wear space suits to go to space. Sometimes they get out of the shuttle. You go into space with a rocket. You can go to the moon. Astronauts walked on the moon. One day I would like to go into space.