Login With Pal and Reg

Login With Pal and Reg

by Adrienne Akinsete
     
 

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Reg, a tiger cub, has a hard time keeping up academically with the other kids his age. He’s been trying for three years and just can’t seem to learn to read. Now he needs Special Education. He stutters, has memory, attention and processing disorders. Reg meets Pal, a sleek state-of-the-art Tablet PC that tells him of a teacher on the Internet who can

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Reg, a tiger cub, has a hard time keeping up academically with the other kids his age. He’s been trying for three years and just can’t seem to learn to read. Now he needs Special Education. He stutters, has memory, attention and processing disorders. Reg meets Pal, a sleek state-of-the-art Tablet PC that tells him of a teacher on the Internet who can help him learn to read. Hence the partnership begins as two friends and an elusive rat named Tar, work through the steps required to power-up and login to the Internet.

After an introduction to the power switch, icons, and the input devices, Reg experiences trouble filtering out the class in the background and the rat, Tar, who taunts for Reg’s attention, first as a computer mouse, and later as a spy who tries to capture the password. Reg experiences sensory overload as his friend Pal tries to teach him too many things at one time. But Pal assures him that all he has to do is ask, and he will slow down and take things one step at a time. As they get closer to accessing the Internet, Reg imagines that he catches Tar, and he triumphs in his ability to learn how to login and find the teacher who will help him learn to read.

In the United States 40% of all nine year olds score below the “basic level” on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Children between the ages of 6 and 9 despite their difficulty reading, have a love for computers and electronics. Children are logging on at school and at home; however, there is very little literature that introduces or reflects the joyful computer experiences of these young users.

Login with Pal and Reg is for parents, teachers and children. Parents are encouraged to read to their children and desire to introduce them to the computer vocabulary as part of their natural language acquisition. Teachers who integrate computers into their curriculum will value this as a read aloud book that will familiarize the students with the login process and vocabulary. The story can be easily mapped by teacher and students to provide sequenced login instructions along with computer vocabulary. And finally, children will be able to relate to a character map of both Reg and Pal and identify with Reg’s difficulties learning to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016073972
Publisher:
Adrienne Akinsete
Publication date:
01/05/2013
Series:
Login and Learn , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
30
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

The author, Adrienne Akinsete, is an educational specialist who teaches children
with mild to moderate learning disabilities. She has subtly and gently captured the
struggles, frustrations, and triumphs of children when learning doesn't come easy.

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