Guest Blog: AceReader Teaching Tips by Mike Downey – Part 1

[Editor’s note and disclaimer: Mr. Downey is a classroom teacher and ACT prep instructor with extensive experience using AceReader. After being a customer for several years and seeing first-hand how much AceReader was helping his students, he now works part-time in AceReader sales. His original version of the Teaching Tips was too long to fit … Continue reading “Guest Blog: AceReader Teaching Tips by Mike Downey – Part 1”


AceReader, Inc. Teams Up with the USAFA to Present at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) Conference

On August 9, 2017, Bernie Marasco, co-founder of AceReader, Inc. teamed up with Professor Constance Leonard and Dr. Gary Mills, both of the U.S. Air Force Academy, to present an in-depth seminar entitled “’Read’ Warning: Side-effects Include Retention, Engagement, & Prolonged Intellectual Arousal” at the 2017 COLTT conference in Boulder. The USAFA has been using … Continue reading “AceReader, Inc. Teams Up with the USAFA to Present at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) Conference”


Stop the Summer Reading Slide

As the last of the school bells are ringing right now, kids are heading off to a summer that (they hope) will be filled with trips to the pool, picnics, sports, and vacations. Very few are thinking about reading and the need to keep up their hard-earned skills from the previous academic year. This leads … Continue reading “Stop the Summer Reading Slide”


Choosing Books for Your Child

Reading is an important skill, one a child will use all through their entire life. It will not only help them in school, but it will also help them working their way through achievement tests, getting into college, graduating from college, and making a success of their chosen career. But how do you get a … Continue reading “Choosing Books for Your Child”


Using Games for Comprehension

Generally when we get individual students, or schools, onto the AceReader platform, we stress that improving your reading skills is not a competition. The only person you’re competing against is yourself, and the only scores that matter are those that show how much your speed, comprehension, and fluency improve as a result of your practice … Continue reading “Using Games for Comprehension”


Guest Blog: Kidus Yared, 10th-Grade Student, on the AceReader Program

[Editor’s note: This is the fourth in an occasional series of guest blogs from a variety of AceReader users.] I’m currently in the 10th grade at Richard Montgomery High School, and I’ve been using the AceReader program on-and-off since I was about eight or nine years old. Reading has been a part of my life … Continue reading “Guest Blog: Kidus Yared, 10th-Grade Student, on the AceReader Program”


Assessing Comprehension in the Real World

Our world has transitioned from a pen-and-paper to a multimedia experience. Instead of getting our information strictly from encyclopedias and books catalogued on note cards in the public library, we now look to the internet, social media, texts, videos, and online courses for content. What this means for reading is that we do not just … Continue reading “Assessing Comprehension in the Real World”


Guest Blog: Miriam Ruff, Reading Instructor and Content Developer, on the AceReader Program

[Editor’s note: This is the third in an occasional series of guest blogs from a variety of AceReader users.] I have always been an avid reader. Since the time I was three or four, I had a book in my hands, and I was reading by the time I was in kindergarten. During my elementary, … Continue reading “Guest Blog: Miriam Ruff, Reading Instructor and Content Developer, on the AceReader Program”


Guest Blog: Robert Burnett, Individual User, on the AceReader Program

[Editor’s note: This is the second in an occasional series of guest blogs from a variety of AceReader users.] My reading efforts over the years have been an up and down journey. By the time I was four, I was already reading storybooks, and as a young kid I was a frequent, engaged reader. The … Continue reading “Guest Blog: Robert Burnett, Individual User, on the AceReader Program”


Reading Formats – Should You Use Print or Electronic Material?

Paper or plastic? It’s a question we get asked a lot these days, but not only at the grocery store. As we move further into the digital age, there is a growing debate about the effectiveness of reading a book in a traditional, paper-based format versus reading it in on an eReader or other screen-based … Continue reading “Reading Formats – Should You Use Print or Electronic Material?”