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13 iPad Apps To Promote Close Reading Of Text

13 iPad Apps To Promote Close Reading Of Text

Wattpad - Free Books and eBook Reader

• Free stories and books written by published and aspiring authors, writers and creators
• Follow stories as they are written and get updates for new chapters.
• Connect with writers and other readers, using text, emoji, emoticons... all the reactions. Binge read, leave comments on stories and discuss the newest plot twists!
• Save to your library and share what you’re reading with your friends. You can even make gorgeous quote art to share on Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, and all the rest.
• Write your own stories. Share your writing with the supportive Wattpad community and finally finish that novel (or listicle) you've been talking about.

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Kindle

Kindle

• Customize your reading experience by choosing margin size, line spacing, background color, font size, font style, and either portrait or landscape format.
• Tap and hold text to quickly highlight important sections, easily edit or change highlight colors, and select long passages that span multiple pages.
• Exclusive to Kindle, X-Ray lets you see the “bones of the book” and learn more about notable characters, places, and phrases with descriptions from Shelfari and Wikipedia. (English Titles Only)
• Collections: Easily categorize books, docs, and magazines with a few, easy taps.
• Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions. Tap and hold a word to view the definition. You can also use previously purchased Dictionaries, such as medical, legal, or other translation references.
• Search inside the book to find a character, topic, or section you want to revisit.
• Simply tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages.

GoodReader - PDF Reader, Annotator and File Manager

The ability to mark-up PDFs opens up new doors to GoodReader users who can now use typewriter text boxes, sticky notes, lines, arrows, and freehand drawings on top of a PDF file. You can also easily sign any PDF document with our app.

Acceleread Speed Reading Trainer

Acceleread is the #1 Speed Reading App on iTunes and the most effective speed reading course available. For most people, reading education ended in 6th grade, leaving them ill-equipped for the demands of modern life. These elementary reading techniques cripple productivity and are a deep source of frustration.

Inference Clues: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice for Kids Who Need Help to Become Stronger Readers

Inference Clues helps build strong reading comprehension skills in a fun, game-like environment. As well as generating inferences, players identify the clue words that lead to an inference -- a vital comprehension skill and part of the Common Core standards.

iAnnotate PDF

Use iAnnotate to read, mark up, and share PDF, DOC, PPT and image files! Join the over 1 million users worldwide who say iAnnotate is “an indispensable tool to have,” and “the reason I bought an iPad.”

Fluency Timer Pro

Fluency Timer is an adjustable timer that automatically records students' fluency readings for playback and sharing. Just press record and the app will automatically stop at the end of one minute (or whatever time you select). It's simple enough for even students to use it. At the end of the recording, name your file and play it back or delete it from the built in library.

Understanding Inferences Fun Deck

This colorful educational App for the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPodTouch® has all 52 illustrated picture flash cards (plus audio of the text on each card) from the Understanding Inferences Fun Deck® by Super Duper® Publications. Select the cards you want students to see, and have them answer questions or complete sentences to help boost their inferencing and reasoning skills.

Bluster!

This word matching game develops vocabulary and word understanding for school-aged children, or anyone brave enough to battle the elements.

Trading Cards

Create trading cards for any number of categories, including:
• Fictional person
• Real person
• Fictional place
• Real place
• Object
• Event
• Vocabulary word

Each category has specific guiding questions for creating a dynamic, information-rich trading card. Summarizing skills are critical as they drill down to the most important information to fit on the card. In addition, they become aware of writing for an audience because they can share their cards with others. Part of the appeal of trading cards is being able to sort them into collections. Have kids and teens build a collection of cards for characters from their favorite

SimplyNoise

SimplyNoise is the best sound machine $0.99 can buy. Featuring the highest fidelity white, pink, and brown noise samples that have helped thousands of people from all age groups and professions block distractions, enhance privacy, aid sleep, soothe Tinnitus, and melt away stress.

Audio Books by Audiobooks

Read, then listen. Listen, then read. Follow along with audio version. Combining audiobooks with physical texts can be a powerful close-reading tactic.

Inference Ace: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice for Struggling Readers

Inference Ace helps kids who have trouble with reading comprehension. The app builds inference skills step-by-step until mastery in a fun, game-like environment.