Recently, five links to sites and apps to help kids with reading comprehension appeared at Free Technology for Teachers.
Here are some of their top picks, along with mine:
Rewordify: Rewordify is a free website that translates English texts into easier English.
|From frustration…||…to understanding|
|You will soon speak more eloquently about a greater number of contentious contemporary issues due to your erudition.||You will soon speak more beautifully about more argument-causing modern topics due to your (amazing knowledge).|
Speak It is a Google Chrome extension that reads aloud the contents of a web page.
Readworks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly. The ReadWorks curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the standards of all 50 states. Most importantly, ReadWorks is faithful to the most effective research-proven instructional practices in reading comprehension.