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A contemporary language arts curriculum for transition age students with a Student Reader with a corresponding PDF and Life Skill Readers Software that reads the stories aloud to students. The software includes many other features including text highlighting, vocabulary word definitions, testing and a management system.
Life Skill Readers presents 40 stories in six content areas: Community, Personal, School, Signs, Transportation and Work. Stories describe places (grocery stores, restaurants), things (community signs) and activities (going on a date). Each story has three, five, or seven pages with study questions. The easy-to-read text is brought to life with engaging, colorful photos and is ideal for older students who are reading at a second grade level or below.
By Craig Booth and Judi Kinney with photos by Beverly Potts. Covered spiralbound book, 290 pages, 2005.
Life Skill Readers Software uses reads the stories aloud to students with professional narration. Text is highlighted word by word, line by line, or by complete sentence. Graphics are plentiful, contemporary and age-appropriate. A test at the end of each story provides speech support and an optional hint feature that directs students to the page that addresses each question. Students can access the software by mouse, touch screen, or single or double switch. A unified management system helps the teacher quickly review or print out student performance data. Teachers can determine reading lists and set options that best suit each student's learning style. Choose word-by-word or natural speech narration, select the text highlighting approach and assign tests.
Software is compatible with Windows XP or higher and Mac OS 10.6 or higher; accessible with mouse, touch screen, and single or double switches.
Life Skill Readers book sold individually or in kits that include books, a PDF file and software:
Life Skill Readers Introductory Kit includes one book, one PDF CD, and the multimedia software on a Win/Mac CD. The PDF CD includes a printable PDF file with a Classroom License that lets you print stories for each student.
Life Skill Readers Classroom Kit includes eight books, the PDF CD, and the multimedia software.
Life Skill Readers is also part of the Read to Learn Book Library, a language arts curriculum of 8 titles for transition age students and the Read to Learn Software Bundle — winner of the 2009 Bessie Award for best in educational software!
SKU: LSR-00W- Life Skill Readers
SKU: LSR-15W - Life Skill Readers Introductory Kit
SKU: LSR-25W - Life Skill Readers Classroom Kit