Literably can literally save you time and provide valuable information on your young readers’ fluency and comprehension as you work to support literacy in the classroom. Literably offers a free teacher account with up to ten free student accounts.
Doing individual periodic checks for young readers’ fluency is a necessary but often time-consuming task, but Literably can simplify the process by allowing students to record themselves reading an assigned, leveled passage and then submit a timed recording when done. Literably then grades the recording for you, marking errors and doing the calculations for correct words per minute. Teachers (and even parents) can always access those recordings to listen to, in addition to viewing the graded hard copy and statistics. In addition, students can also do a comprehension check on the same passage.
First students log in by selecting the “I’m a Student” option. The username should be the teacher’s username, as the drop down menu then populates with the teacher’s roster.
There is no student password required. After selecting the correct name, students click “Log In.” The teacher-assigned leveled passage will load, they will be asked to “allow” the microphone, and then they can click “start” when they are ready to record.
It is a one-minute recording, so if a student takes longer than a minute they will receive the following message:
Students have three options. If they choose to finish reading, it will help with the comprehension check as well.
The last comprehension check is a retelling, which can be recorded for those younger students without sufficient keyboarding skills.
Students are now finished with their fluency and comprehension check. While the grading is not real time, it is usually completed within the hour. From the teacher’s dashboard, the students are listed with their assigned levels and most recent data. If students attempt to record again, it will only save the most recent attempt.
Literably could be a great tool to streamline your literacy instruction with formative assessment done for you!
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