Readorium at Home FAQ
I have kids that are not in grades 3-8. Can they use the program?
The program was designed for students in grades 3-8. However, if you have an advanced second grader, or a high school child who would enjoy fascinating science books written in clear, simple language, they will also benefit from the program.
How much training do I need to have to help my child(ren) use Readorium?
You’ll need almost no training at all. Your child will start by listening to the Readorium librarian who will explain what they should do. They can listen to the librarian every time they get to a new feature of the program. The program is very easy for kids to operate.
Do I need to know a lot of science to help my child use Readorium?
Your child will be able to get all the help they need from the program. Our virtual book mentors explain things thoroughly and provide lots of guidance. See what your children can teach you about science from reading these books!
How do I know that the books are at a level my child can understand?
This is the magic of Readorium. Kids at all levels can read the same information, because books are written on many different levels with the same information, pictures and captions, that lead to the same high level thinking questions. The level of the text, and the support your children receive will automatically adapt to their individual needs as they read and answer questions.
Why does the program teach reading strategies with science?
Many people struggle with nonfiction reading, and they find science text the most challenging text to understand. Readorium teaches strategies to help students make sense of each book. Book mentors demonstrate how to use the strategies to answer questions.
Will I need to sit with my child? How much time will this take me?
The program is designed for children to use completely independently. Of course, the more interest you show, the better it is for your child, both educationally and emotionally. Knowing their parents care about what they are learning, in terms of science and reading strategies, fosters motivation and achievement.
Who selects the books for my child(ren)?
Your child can select books. They can mouse over, or click, on the book titles to see what the book is about. Or you can select books in the Teacher Resource Center at the bottom of the screen when you click the registration tab. While we have default selections, you, as teacher, can lock or unlock books to make them available as you think best.
Where can I check on the progress of my child?
Readorium creates reports that you can check 24/7 to see how well your child is advancing in each skill as well as in general comprehension. You just need to go to the Teacher Resource Center and click Reports. There is a video there to guide you.
How will I know if my child is improving?
Our studies show that, on average, children who carefully complete 12 Readorium books gain one full grade level in comprehension. And the more they read, the greater the improvement. However, the improvement is far greater if they use the strategies they learn to make sense of confusing text. Tell your children NOT to RUSH. Tell them to “Go for the Gold” They receive a gold medal for every chapter if they answer the three main comprehension questions correctly, without needing hints.
How can I get help if I can’t get on the program or have a tech problem?
If your child has any type of tech problem, please have him/her click Get Help at the top of the screen and describe the problem with as much detail as you can. Sometimes, just clicking out of the program and in again will help.
What if I want to sign up more than one child?
You can sign up more than one student. Just go through the Free Trial link more than once. The second time you enter your email, the system will ask you for a one-time password that is sent to your email to verify your identity. After entering the OTP you will be able to enter the details for your next student.