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Tool Factory Launches Think About! For Reading Comprehension

Posted Jun 19, 2006
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Tool Factory, Inc. has announced the launch of Think About!, its newest program for reading comprehension. Students read, listen, and watch the adventures of Jasmine and Harry as they venture through relevant life situational events such as recycling, gardening, camping, and more. As the short story is played, teachers can choose to have the spoken text accompany the animation, thus strengthening reading skills. They then have the students test their comprehension of the short story using different reinforcement activities based upon the story's conversations and events. Think About! teaches and reinforces reading comprehension skills with various activities based upon each short story, according to the announcement.

A green progress bar allows students to track their progress and reveal the amount of activities they have yet to complete. The program comes with clip art resources for additional class activities or worksheets, as well as an accompanying workbook. Additional workbook support materials provide the stories in a textual format, with supporting classroom activities and lesson plans. Record your voice reading the text of the story then play the recording back while watching the story for complete customization of the program.

A few questions in each comprehension activity will test a student's command of the previous short story. Comprehension activities include:

* Matching - Match the sentence text, to the picture.
* True False - Questions based on the stories conversation/events.
* Sequencing pictures - Using visual images of the story line, place them in the correct sequence.
* Sequencing text - Using short sentences from the text, place the text in the correct sequential order according to the story line.
* Multiple choice - Given a sentence, choose in the appropriate word that best fits the sentence grammatically.
* Do you remember? - Questions poised not from the stories conversation/events but from the animation itself. Students must learn to pay attention to all detail to answer these questions.

For purchasing information, visit Tool Factory's Web site at

Source: Tool Factory, Inc.,

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