My Turn To Read: An Interleaved E-book Reading Tool for Developing and Struggling Readers

Nitin Madnani, Beata Beigman Klebanov, Anastassia Loukina, Binod Gyawali, Patrick Lange, John Sabatini, Michael Flor


Abstract
Literacy is crucial for functioning in modern society. It underpins everything from educational attainment and employment opportunities to health outcomes. We describe My Turn To Read, an app that uses interleaved reading to help developing and struggling readers improve reading skills while reading for meaning and pleasure. We hypothesize that the longer-term impact of the app will be to help users become better, more confident readers with an increased stamina for extended reading. We describe the technology and present preliminary evidence in support of this hypothesis.
Anthology ID:
P19-3024
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Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations
Month:
July
Year:
2019
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Florence, Italy
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ACL
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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141–146
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/P19-3024
DOI:
10.18653/v1/P19-3024
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