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Inference Ace: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice for Struggling Readers

Age Level: Ages 5-8, Ages 8-12
By Developer: Janine Toole

As stated in the title, Inference Ace is a tool for developing comprehending skills & practice for those in need. It is specifically created for children who can read the words but have difficulty understanding what is being read.

This app comes with 4 different levels, comprised of 10 questions in each. The 4 levels cover who, what, when and where type questions. Additional levels can be unlocked with in-app purchasing. New levels will only be unlocked when the prior levels are mastered. More advanced levels utilize a timer to ensure fluency.

The user is given a sentence to read. Below this are 4 possible answers, of which one is correct. The user simply picks the answer they feel best fits the sentence. The app does not allow one to choose an incorrect answer. Stars are won when all 10 answers are correct. These can be then used in the Game Center. All-in-all, this app provides a fun and engaging experience!

It is designed and tested by both typical and special needs children. It was created for children in grades 2-5 and supports up to 10. Each player's scores can be viewed in their personal settings.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Features

  • Incremental learning. New levels are unlocked only when your child is ready.
  • Guided learning for less frustration. Your child will always be guided to the correct answer.
  • Fun and engaging Reward Center to increase motivation.
  • Contains over 450 examples, with content designed by professional teachers and researchers.
  • Inferences are taught from multiple perspectives: what inferences are possible, which are not possible, multiple inferences per sentence, etc.
  • Our own Smart Sentence technology is used to infinitely vary the examples to prevent learning by rote.
  • Advanced levels include timers to ensure fluency. Research shows fluency in the foundation skills is critical to reading comprehension.

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