iRead Program - Increasing Reading Fluency in Grade 3


3rd grade teachers in the Sheboygan Area School District have learned how to use the Voice Memo application on iPod Touches to increase reading fluency with students. Using iPods in the classroom lets students record and listen to their reading, allowing them to hear and correct their errors by using self and peer reflections. Results have shown an increase in student reading fluency and math proficiency. The iPods give students an engaging opportunity to read, reflect, and re-read at a self-guided pace as well as reflect on good reading skills and collaborate with their peers to help each other gain better reading skills.