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Capstone Digital Launches myON reader

Posted Feb 4, 2011
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Capstone Digital, developer of personalized learning environments for students, has announced the launch of myON reader, a personalized literacy environment that provides access to an integrated library of digital books with multimedia supports, customized to a student's interest and reading ability. myON reader enables students to take ownership of their reading growth while rating and sharing their reviews with classmates, according to the announcement.

Designed for PreK-8 and remedial readers, myON reader creates individual, personalized reading programs for students. The online platform offers a growing library of more than 1,000 books from award-winning Capstone imprints. Embedded reading scaffolds (including highlighting, audio and dictionary) increase student confidence. To personalize the reading experience, myON reader develops an individual profile for each student based on interests and reading ability, and generates a recommended book list to encourage students to read more and further improve their reading skills.

In addition to customizing the reading experience, myON reader furnishes a collaborative reading environment in which students, educators, and parents work together to support student reading performance. The online platform uses cloud-based technology to connect school and home through anytime, anywhere access to an expanding library of digital books, and to provide a safe, social network where students can read, rate and review digital books, and recommend them to classmates.

Capstone Digital partnered with MetaMetrics to embed The Lexile Framework for Reading, which measures student reading ability and text complexity on the same developmental scale within myON reader. Educators use Lexile measures to match a student with books that will provide the right level of challenge for that student's ability and goals. Research shows that students can improve their reading skills by reading books within their Lexile range (100L below to 50L above the student's Lexile measure) and on their favorite interests - two factors that myON reader uses to recommend books.

Through embedded assessments, myON reader enables educators to monitor, track and measure student reading growth based on the Lexile Framework. Benchmark tests measure reading levels, and end-of-book quizzes determine comprehension. In addition, myON reader accurately tracks number of books read and time spent reading. To monitor their own growth, students have access to a personalized trajectory report that can forecast their expected reading level. Using this report, students and teachers create a plan together to improve reading achievement, and share with parents to foster collaboration at home.

For more information about myON reader, visit http://thefutureinreading.com/.

Source: Capstone Digital, www.capstonedigital.com


 
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