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About Twisted Pictures
The Fast ForWord Reading Level 3 exercise Twisted Pictures helps develop sentence comprehension, syntax (sentence structure), logical reasoning, and vocabulary.
The object of Twisted Pictures is to help the museum set up a new exhibit by matching the correct descriptive sentences to their corresponding paintings.
How students use Twisted Pictures
To work on Twisted Pictures, the student clicks the yellow paw to see a painting and four sentences displayed on the screen. The student must review the painting, read the descriptive sentences, and then click the sentence that best describes what is happening in the painting. Points are awarded for each correct answer, and bonus points are awarded after 10 correct answers.
Tip: The following keyboard shortcut is available in Twisted Pictures:
- Paw (start button). Space bar
- Responses, top to bottom. Number keys 1 through 4
How Twisted Pictures rewards progress
Session consecutive correct counter. The three lights below the student's name represent the consecutive correct counter. The lights turn on to indicate the number of consecutive correct responses. When the student answers three consecutive trials correctly, a fun animation plays and counter resets. Each time the student answers three consecutive trials correctly two times, the safe on right side of the screen opens a little more. As the student continues answering trials correctly in a session, more fun animations play, which can help indicate a more successful session performance.
Session high score. Each time the student surpasses the highest score ever achieved in one session, the points counter lights up and flashes the words High Score.
Time. The timer at the top of the screen shows the amount of time the student needs to work on the exercise that day, which is based on the student's protocol. When the time requirement is met, the exercise session automatically ends, and the student can either choose another exercise to work on or review his/her success in the exercises.
Exercise percent complete markers. The percent complete markers (squares) to the left of the paw indicate the percentage of completed content in the exercise. Each marker represents 10% of the exercise. When all of the markers light up, the exercise is complete.
How students master Twisted Pictures
The student will continue to work on Twisted Pictures until the skills in the exercise are mastered. Then, the exercise is closed. For more information see Completing a component.
Tip: For a complete list of content used in the exercise, check the teacher manual (