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Live Ink reading help: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Online Edition, $3 add-on to price of online textbooks (which start at $65.95)

This text-formatting method is now available in the online versions of the company's textbooks, including biology and its entire line of social studies curricula. Based on brain science discoveries in visual and syntactic processing, Live Ink helps readers' eyes float down the screen, absorbing sentences that have been computer-formatted to improve the brain's ability to extract meaning and build comprehension. Designed to help students become better readers, it conveys visual cues to sentence structure through a patented method of reformatting text in a visually friendly, cascading phrase style. Readers can choose the format--standard, block-paragraph or Live Ink by clicking on the online textbook, which opens a window with the modified text layout.

The company has also launched a new Spanish curriculum, iExpresate! 2006 ($56.35-$58.10 per book), which employs instructional and multisensory learning techniques to connects students to Spanish-speaking countries while teaching them to converse in Spanish. Students experience life in other countries through first person accounts, geographic and cultural tours and studies in art and history. An online curriculum is available for students in both middle school and high school grades for $62.35-$64.10; it includes a new audio recording technology called SoundBooth, allowing students to record and play back their voices while learning vocabulary, practicing pronunciation or doing speaking activities. SoundBooth is planned for upcoming versions of Holt's French and German programs.


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Author:Ezarik, Melissa
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Date:Apr 1, 2005
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