Tool Factory Launches Think About! For Reading Comprehension
Sunderland, VT June 16, 2006 - Think About! is Tool Factory’s newest program
for reading comprehension. 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.
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
A green progress bar allows students to track their
progress and reveal the amount of activities they have yet to complete. The program comes complete 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. Wonderful strengthening activities especially
for Dyslexic students with difficulties sequencing images as well
- Matching - Match the sentence text, to the picture.
Questions based on the stories
pictures – Using visual
images of the story line, place them in the correct sequence.
text – Using short sentences
from the text, place the text in the correct sequential order according
to the story line.
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.
permit teachers to select the stories they wish their students to
work on, and select comprehension activities they wish to test.
Printable student records allow teachers to view their students
comprehension based upon the different reading activities, and track
their progress. Assessibility
settings allow text to be placed blue on yellow, or yellow on blue,
and toggle use of a switch or other comparable AT device.
Where to Buy
available from Tool Factory’s website or by purchase order.
Tool Factory Inc., 3336 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland,
To Order: (800)
220-8386 Fax PO
to: (802) 375-6860
Grades 3-8, Inclusive
Item #: 20109
Single: $69.95 Unlimited Network Site License: $529.95
ABOUT TOOL FACTORY
Tool Factory is a woman-owned, Vermont-based business
with the goal to make a difference in US education by providing superior
educational software. The catalog offers over 150 titles, including a suite of digital imaging
products designed to maximize the use of digital imaging in the classroom.
Teachers, students, and parents
join the Tool Factory staff in testing products to ensure that they
are easy to navigate, fun to use, and beneficial to the learning process.
Tool Factory is now combining many of the special education and mainstream
products to better serve the inclusion classroom.
Media Contact: Jennifer Sweeney
Tool Factory Inc., 3336
Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland,
Telephone: (802) 375-6549 Ext. 201 Fax: (802) 375-6860
Email Address: Jennifer@toolfactory.com