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Explore-A-Story is an academic tutorial program designed to stimulate and develop comprehension, vocabulary and writing skills for individuals who have a cognitive or physical disability. Students are motivated to read, to imagine and to write and stage their own stories using scenes and characters in the books and software. First, they read an illustrated story book as they watch it unfold on the computer screen. They can change the screen by moving characters and objects to create new scenes. Children can also write new, animated stories using characters, props and settings from the stories. The Macintosh version has a full-features word processor for multi-paragraph writing projects to allow students to create fully interactive stories. It also supports French and Spanish character sets. There are four packages, each including five story books, one program disk, one back-up disk and a Teacher's Guide. The packages are: Just Around The Block; The Bald-Headed Chicken; Rosie, The Counting Rabbit; and K-2 Bundle (includes The Bald-Headed Chicken and Rosie, The Counting Rabbit). Each program is TouchWindow (see separate entry) accessible for students with a physical disability. COMPATIBILITY: Macintosh, Apple, and IBM and compatibles. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Macintoch LC or better; System 6.0.7 or greater; 2 MB RAM (4 MB for System 7.0); 256 color monitor; hard disk. Apple IIe (enhanced), IIc, IIGS; 128K; color monitor; single disk drive. IBM or compatible; 640K; single 3.5 inch disk drive; EGA, VGA or MCGA and color monitor; mouse. Optional for all systems: TouchWindow, printer.
Notes: See also Explore-A-Classic under separate entry. ** The Macintosh version of this program is called Explore-A-Story Plus.
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This product record was updated on April 24, 2003.
This product is available from:
Riverdeep, Inc.100 Pine Street
San Francisco, California 94111
Telephone: 800-825-4420 or 415-659-2000.
Fax: 866-627-1403 or 415-659-2020.
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