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Making time for reading

Great for time-stretched teachers, Fluency Tutor helps students of all ages and ability levels become more avid, engaged and confident readers. What’s more, it gives teachers a clear picture of every child’s reading attainment and progress over time.

This easy-to-use app lets students record themselves reading aloud on their laptop, Chromebook or tablet, away from the stress and embarrassment of reading in a classroom environment. 

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Help at every stage

Fluency Tutor frees up busy teachers to focus on other classroom tasks, while giving every young person’s reading a boost. It’s a big help for students at every stage of their reading journey, including:

  • Emerging readers who require short, appropriate reading age passages to help build their reading foundation
  • Shy, struggling and reluctant readers who are self-conscious about reading aloud
  • English Language Learners grappling with unfamiliar words
  • Confident readers who actively seek content most relevant to their interests
  • Kids with dyslexia who need extra support and special interventions

Ideal for schools using G Suite for Education, this friendly Chrome app integrates seamlessly with Google Drive and Classroom. And since it works with any online content, it's the perfect complement to other existing teaching strategies.

 

How it works

Pick any content, any time. Teachers can select any web page or browse a library of over 500 pre-selected reading passages based on content or reading age. Students can also create their own passages from websites containing content they enjoy reading. Assigned passages can be edited as needed and then shared with individual students or groups via Google Drive or Google Classroom.

Students can rehearse and record their reading in a relaxed environment at school or at home, with extra help provided by a dictionary, picture dictionary and translation tools.

Teachers can listen to students’ recordings wherever and whenever it's convenient, giving quick feedback or a more in-depth assessment of reading progress. By collecting data over time, Fluency Tutor for Google helps teachers build a clear picture of each student's progress throughout the school year.

 

Benefits Features
  • Makes reading aloud fun and satisfying for readers of all ages, abilities and year levels
  • Saves time for busy teachers, allowing them to focus on other classroom tasks
  • Encourages students to practice reading aloud at their own pace without direct supervision in a relaxed environment, at school or at home
  • Simple, friendly and seamless: one easy-to-use app for teachers and students
  • Allows reluctant students to freely choose their own reading content
  • Frees teachers to listen to each student's reading progress wherever and whenever it suits them best
  • Give students extra help with text-to-speech, dictionary, picture dictionary and translate tool
  • Great for early readers, and individuals learning English as a second language (ESL)
  • Integrates seamlessly with G Suite for Education, Google Drive and Classroom
  • Plays nicely on any device: Chrome browser app for PCs, Macs and Chromebooks
  • Friendly dashboard interface for teachers and students
  • Teachers can pick from pre-selected library of over 500 reading passages, based on content, or reading age
  • Teachers can also create reading passages from existing curriculum materials or online sources
  • Students can pick their own reading passages that interest them – great for reluctant readers
  • Share passages with individual students, or with the entire class using Google Classroom 'share' button
  • Passages appear in student's Google Drive
  • Students can record their own assigned reading passages whenever and wherever it suits them
  • Extra help with text-to-speech, dictionary, picture dictionary and translate tools
  • Quick Score gives immediate feedback to students without the need for full assessment