Educational app, FREE for a limited time – Oscar Finds a Home,a “You Tell Me” story. In this story, a cute little dachshund named Oscar finds himself in a dog shelter waiting to be adopted. Oscar gets more and more worried as other dogs are chosen. Just when the shelter is about to close, little Joey comes along and takes Oscar home. Cute story!
“You Tell Me” stories are designed with some special features: 1. They incorporate WordWinks into the story. WordWinks are questions and comments written in red italics. To maximize children’s understanding of the story, teachers often add comments/questions as they read aloud. WordWinks are meant to model that teacher voice. 2. They have a “Retell, Record & Share” section. Kids are asked to order 4 scenes from the story then record their own version of the story to share with grandparents or friends. the app is nicely done! If you have a preschooler or early reader, check out this e-book. I love that it emphasizes “thinking about reading.”