Lexia Reading, Core 5 The latest Lexia reading intervention program buildings on Lexia’s award winning software, and also adheres to the common core state standards.
Lexia Reading System• Lexia Learning Systems is a Phonics-based reading program that uses computer software designed to help struggling readers learn using “word-attack skills.”• Word Attack skills are defined as “the ability to analyze unfamiliar words visually and phonetically.”
Stages of Lexia• Lexia Early Reading (ages 4-6): Helps students with phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, and sound-symbol correspondence skills.• Lexia Primary Reading (ages 5-8): Helps students to master phonemic awareness, sound-symbol correspondence, word-attack strategies and early comprehension skills.• Lexia Strategies (ages 9-adult): Has interactive activities designed especially for older students to provide practice in phonological awareness, decoding skills, word level fluency and vocabulary words including advanced word forms.
Why Lexia?Research shows that Lexia can be highly effective when implemented correctly.
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Lexia’s lessons in Phonics are engaging and fun. Studentsare motivated by their own success as they move through the easy to navigate program.
When is Lexia needed? How often should it be used?• Lexia can be used by • Lexia should be used for any student learning to approximately 15 to 30 minute sessions, two or read. three days a week.• It is most effective for • Lexia should be used more struggling readers in pre- often for Tier 3 students kindergarten to 5th grade and less often for students who need to build that don’t need intensive phonemic awareness, intervention. phonics, vocabulary, and/or comprehension.
Using Lexia: Teachers shouldincrease the intensity for Tier 3 students to five days a week.
Lexia and ELL Students• Supporting English Language Learners • This study, published in 2011 in the Bilingual Research Journal, demonstrates that Lexia supports English Language Learners (ELL students) in acquiring foundational literacy skills. The study was conducted in Kindergarten classes using a bilingual education model in a rural Texas district, where all students received reading instruction based on a core, phonics-based curriculum.
www.bestevidence.org• According to an 168 paged researched based article collaboratively written to provide research on the achievement outcomes of four types of approaches to improve the beginning reading success of children in kindergarten and first grade titled, Effective Beginning Reading Programs: A Best-Evidence Synthesis the brief states, “It is important to note that studies of all of these programs (including Lexia Learning Systems) found positive effects on comprehension and/or total reading measures, not just decoding measures that would appear more slanted toward phonetic approaches (pg. 72).” However, it also states, “It clearly matters a great deal how reading is taught, and an emphasis on phonics may be necessary but it is not sufficient to ensure meaningful reading gains (pg.72).”
Businesswire.com“Lexia Reading Wins Prestigious Awards from District Adminitrsation, eSchool News and EdTEch Digest,” Lexia Reading won the 2011 EdTech Digest “Cool Tool” award “for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology.” Lexia Reading was also named as one of the Reader’s Choice Top 100 products in 2010, and 2011, by District Administration magazine. In January 2012, Lexia was selected by educators in the eSchool News 2012 Readers’ Choice awards program. Lexia attributes it’s success to it’s easy access at home and in the classroom, and the fact that it engages students in learning activities that they enjoy doing.
• Florida Center for Reading Research• The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) categorized Lexia in 2008 as a "Comprehensive Reading Program" able to address the needs of students in a wide range of grades and skills levels. Lexia was deemed appropriate in more categories than any other program within the FCRR review framework.• Intelligent Branching: “Once a student is placed at the appropriate level and activity based on the teacher’s assessment of the student’s needs, a recursive branching system that is built into the Lexia software automatically directs a student to the needed level of activity difficulty, depending on the student’s response.” – Florida Center for Reading Research• Student Experience: “Students are given support throughout the activities with cues offered when needed and additional lessons provided when they experience difficulty.” – Florida Center for Reading Research