Ticket to Read is an awesome online program that functions as a super fun reading tutor for all levels. You can use it for remediation or as a challenge. It’s appropriate for grades K-6.
In essence, your child earns tickets for reading passages and answering the questions. These tickets can be redeemed to play games and to decorate your own personal virtual tree house.
Ticket to Read provides comprehensive reading tutoring. It really covers everything. Your child reads the story out loud (fluency) and answers questions that address comprehension and vocabulary. If your child makes mistakes, the program offers personalized tutoring. If your child has trouble sounding out words, the program will read to her, and then let her click on words she doesn’t know so she can hear them pronounced. After all the tutoring, your child tries the passage again. Many of the passages are nonfiction, which is the most difficult genre for children on standardized tests. For younger students, Ticket to Read has a phonics component.
The tickets are good reinforcement because your child earns them quickly and constantly. Every correct question earns tickets. Reading a story out loud and recording it earns tickets.
It is super fun to decorate the tree house. Your child can spend tickets on virtual toys such as a drum set or keyboard, buy a virtual teddy bear, and even purchase access to secret passages or a virtual pool.
Individuals can subscribe to Ticket to Read for $29.95. Classes can subscribe for $249.95. Schools can subscribe, too—see Ticket to Read for details. You can get a FREE 14 day trial.
This is a great deal! You will be so glad you subscribed! Your child’s reading level will soar!