Activities: Read Aloud by Poodll
How well are your student's reading?
Read Aloud helps you answer this question in three simple steps...
Read Aloud evaluates
Teachers get actionable data
The teacher selects a level-appropriate reading passage. Students record themselves reading the passage aloud. When they are finished, Read Aloud grades the attempt automatically and provides words per minute (WPM) and accuracy scores. Languages presently supported for auto-grading include: English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. Manual grading is supported via an intuitive interface. Students are able to view their scores, listen to their readings, and see which words were marked as incorrect.
In first language contexts, Read Aloud is most often used for reading practice, assessment, and progress monitoring. Many educational authorities require students to reach a certain level of reading proficiency before advancing to the next grade.
Read Aloud makes it easy for teachers to collect measures of oral reading ability that can be shared with parents, administrators, and other stakeholders.
Read Aloud is also used extensively in language learning. Curricula that include extensive reading or speed reading programs use Read Aloud to measure changes in reading speed and accuracy via pre- and post-testing. Mismatches between the transcription of a student's reading and the original passage provides language learners with valuable feedback on pronunciation. Students are able to reattempt the task multiple times with the purpose of improving their pronunciation of certain words.
Read Aloud requires a Poodll API username and secret. These are available with a free trial or paid subscription to Poodll. To get your API username and secret:
- Visit the Read Aloud page at poodll.com
- Take a "30 day Free Trial" and try our Read Aloud demo course
- Register your Moodle site URL on your member page
- Pick up your Cloud Poodll API user and secret
You can install Poodll Read Aloud as usual from the Moodle plugins directory. After installation you will be asked for your API user and secret. Please see the Poodll Read Aloud support documentation for more information on installing and using Read Aloud.
Poodll has been making plugins for Moodle since 2011. Our software has helped teachers build and deliver language courses in thousands of Moodle websites worldwide. Search for "Poodll" in the Moodle Plugins directory to see a list containing more than 25 of our plugins. Poodll is based in Nagasaki, Japan.