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Title: Readorium Rising Reader: Smart Nonfiction Comprehension Software For Students In Grades 3-5
Center: NCER Year: 2013
Principal Investigator: Isecke, Harriet Awardee: Mtelegence Corporation
Program: Small Business Innovation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 6 Months Award Amount: $150,000
Type: Phase I Development Award Number: EDIES13C0030

The project team is developing a prototype of the Readorium Rising Reader, a web-based game for students in grades 3 to 5 intended to strengthen reading comprehension of non-fiction science text.  The game will provide students with strategies to use as they construct meaning and decipher new content vocabulary.  The game will supplement classroom lessons and will be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Pilot research in Phase I will seek to demonstrate that the software prototype functions as planned and that students are engaged with the components of the prototype.