Teachers who have English learners strive for different tools that help them be efficient in imparting literacy skills. The aim is to have the learners reading skill on grade-level at the earliest. Learning time for reading skill may differ based on individual’s pace and abilities.
There is an ever-growing need of solutions that offer both listening and reading to support literacy learning goals.
What are the technology solutions that enable impart of Literacy skills?
Improvement in any literacy skill require first focus on communication. A phonetic dictionary enable learners convert their native language into English. Teachers can translate learning content into learner’s first language for easier comprehension. Translation tools like Google Translate struggle to relay important messages. A language consultant can optimize this content and enable learners to comprehend the information.
Reading aloud is essential, especially for entering, emerging, or developing listeners. eBooks with read aloud feature improve listening, vocabulary and comprehension skills in learners. These help in their evolution as independent readers. eReader technology solutions available enable Read-Aloud in the content. Read aloud audio can use either Text to Speech technology or studio recorded audio. The eReader solutions offer Read-Aloud audio with word-by-word highlighting.
Age-group of a learner plays an important role for the design of content. Smart content templates use game based, interaction techniques suited to the age-group. These aid in improving vocabulary, spelling and comprehension skills. These templates can ingest and deliver instruction as per latest education standards.
Video play an important format and offer enough creative ways to engage. Learners can watch characters, animation and enjoy on screen activity to relate to concepts visually. Audio in video’s can further improve the listening skills. Smart Video Content players enable delivery of videos tagged with captions. Learners can turn on the closed captioning feature in the player for building listening skills.