Solid choice for leveled readings and progress-tracking
Pros: In addition to the huge library of leveled texts, teachers get a detailed view of students' progress, even as they read independently.
Cons: You won't find great literature in the program's libraries, and students may be enticed to speed through books just to earn points.
Bottom Line: Trusty -- if a tad dated -- tool for helping younger students become proficient in many aspects of reading.
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