Reading Lesson Examples – READING 1
Reading is designed like all other lessons… using video, illustration, onscreen questions and the ability to have the text narrated. In the reading series, learners aren’t taught “just how to read words” but to ask questions, understand the meaning of written documents, books, advertisements, etc. Understanding characters and how they are interwoven into a story makes reading more interesting – and more educational – while increasing the ability to read more complex content and opening the door to many of life’s opportunities. The inability to read at a higher level can be a personal hindrance.
Reading, like other parts of the Library, offers many opportunities to read short passages and answer questions about them. I all cases, if you get the right answer, the learning is reinforced. If you get the incorrect answer – or even an answer that is close but not the best fit, the Library will help you understand why!
Double click on any word, and the dictionary pops up with English definitions. Click the “Spanish” button and the definition will be shown in Spanish!
Click the Thesaurus button and open up the informational window. Scroll up and down if there is a lot of content as the Thesaurus is a great reference tool… not just for the Reading series but for Math, Algebra and Writing!
Reading Lesson Examples – READING 2
While the Library is helping a learner understand something about electricity, you can see the goal is to learn to apply reading skills and strategies on material dealing with electricity! The Library helps introduce learners to the concepts behind the physics of electricity. Seems pretty high level! But again, the Library is designed to help learners “understand” this kind of material so as a person gets older and is exposed to information related to electricity, they won’t be left wondering and trying to comprehend. They’ll be better prepared to read and proceed (even if it means asking for help in a more informed and learned manner!)
Reading literature and other complex material requires the ability to “comprehend” and understand it. Wally Amos – “Famous Amos” is the moderator for the Reading 2 series. He helps learners navigate through the second reading series and make the process of dissecting reading materials fun to do!
Good writers have motives… they want you to get engrossed in their material. Whether it was Mark Twain and his Huckelberry Finn classics – or something from today’s popular mystery and science fiction authors – there are motives, morals, plots and characters in books. By understanding this, reading takes on a new “meaning” and once a person “knows how to read”, it may not be “such a chore” anymore!