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Abracadabra! Add Magic to your Reading Program<br />Carla Stone & Sandy Wiseman<br />
Abra Overview<br />2<br />Julie<br />
Body of Research<br />Prototype (BLTK) built in 1998<br />ABRACADABRA in 2002 (usability testing)<br />Pilot Study 2004 (s...
Statistics<br />
Where to Find<br />WVDE Webtop<br />Abralite<br />LTK Download<br />http://grover.concordia.ca/ltk/download-site/<br />
Abra Characters<br />
Accessing Stories and Activities<br />
Stories by Students<br />
Choose a specific skill:<br /><ul><li>Letter sounds
Reading
Understanding the story
Writing</li></li></ul><li>Alphabetics Skills<br />
Comprehension Development<br />
Comprehension Skills<br />
Writing Development<br />
Writing Development<br />
Teacher Resources<br />
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This presentation introduces the free reading software from Concordia University called Abracadabra. This was presented at the West Virginia State Technology Conference in August, 2011 in Morgantown, WV.

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Transcript of "Abracadabra!"

  1. 1. Abracadabra! Add Magic to your Reading Program<br />Carla Stone & Sandy Wiseman<br />
  2. 2. Abra Overview<br />2<br />Julie<br />
  3. 3. Body of Research<br />Prototype (BLTK) built in 1998<br />ABRACADABRA in 2002 (usability testing)<br />Pilot Study 2004 (small effect sizes)<br />Larger study 2005-2006 1st Grade<br />Small Kindergarten Study 2005-2006<br />Classroom Integration 2006-2007<br />Longitudinal look 2007- 2009<br />Australian studies 2008-2010<br />ABRA-ePEARL Connection 2010- 2012<br />
  4. 4. Statistics<br />
  5. 5. Where to Find<br />WVDE Webtop<br />Abralite<br />LTK Download<br />http://grover.concordia.ca/ltk/download-site/<br />
  6. 6. Abra Characters<br />
  7. 7. Accessing Stories and Activities<br />
  8. 8. Stories by Students<br />
  9. 9. Choose a specific skill:<br /><ul><li>Letter sounds
  10. 10. Reading
  11. 11. Understanding the story
  12. 12. Writing</li></li></ul><li>Alphabetics Skills<br />
  13. 13. Comprehension Development<br />
  14. 14. Comprehension Skills<br />
  15. 15. Writing Development<br />
  16. 16. Writing Development<br />
  17. 17. Teacher Resources<br />
  18. 18. Link to ePEARL: Level 1<br />
  19. 19. Parent Zone<br />
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