Lexia Reading, Core 5The latest Lexia reading interventionprogram buildings on Lexia’s awardwinning software, and also adheres tothe common core state standards.
Lexia Reading System• Lexia Learning Systems is a Phonics-basedreading program that uses computer softwaredesigned to help struggling readers learn using“word-attack skills.”• Word Attack skills are defined as “the ability toanalyze unfamiliar words visually andphonetically.”
Stages of Lexia• Lexia Early Reading (ages 4-6): Helps students with phonemicawareness, phonological awareness, and sound-symbolcorrespondence skills.• Lexia Primary Reading (ages 5-8): Helps students to masterphonemic awareness, sound-symbol correspondence, word-attackstrategies and early comprehension skills.• Lexia Strategies (ages 9-adult): Has interactive activities designedespecially for older students to provide practice in phonologicalawareness, decoding skills, word level fluency and vocabulary wordsincluding advanced word forms.
Why Lexia?Research shows that Lexia can be highly effective whenimplemented correctly.
How does Lexia work?Designed towork with aliteracyprogram.Helpseducators, butdoesn’t replacethem.The interface isengaging andis ageappropriate.Students workon one skill ata time. Whenthey master it,they move on.Students arelearning whileplaying wordgames.Older studentsuse an interfacethat is moremature, andcomfortable forthem.
Lexia’s lessons in Phonics are engaging and fun. Studentsare motivated by their own success as they move through theeasy to navigate program.
When is Lexia needed?How often should it be used?• Lexia can be used byany student learning toread.• It is most effective forstruggling readers in pre-kindergarten to 5thgradewho need to buildphonemic awareness,phonics, vocabulary,and/or comprehension.• Lexia should be used forapproximately 15 to 30minute sessions, two orthree days a week.• Lexia should be used moreoften for Tier 3 studentsand less often for studentsthat don’t need intensiveintervention.
Using Lexia: Teachers shouldincrease the intensity for Tier 3students to five days a week.
Lexia and ELL Students• Supporting English Language Learners• This study, published in 2011 in the Bilingual ResearchJournal, demonstrates that Lexia supports EnglishLanguage Learners (ELL students) in acquiringfoundational literacy skills. The study was conducted inKindergarten classes using a bilingual education model ina rural Texas district, where all students received readinginstruction based on a core, phonics-based curriculum.
www.bestevidence.org• According to an 168 paged researched based article collaboratively written toprovide research on the achievement outcomes of four types of approaches toimprove the beginning reading success of children in kindergarten and firstgrade titled, Effective Beginning Reading Programs: A Best-EvidenceSynthesis the brief states, “It is important to note that studies of all of theseprograms (including Lexia Learning Systems) found positive effects oncomprehension and/or total reading measures, not just decoding measures thatwould appear more slanted toward phonetic approaches (pg. 72).” However, italso states, “It clearly matters a great deal how reading is taught, and anemphasis on phonics may be necessary but it is not sufficient to ensuremeaningful reading gains (pg.72).”
Businesswire.com“Lexia Reading Wins Prestigious Awards from DistrictAdminitrsation, eSchool News and EdTEch Digest,” Lexia Readingwon the 2011 EdTech Digest “Cool Tool” award “for outstandingcontributions in transforming education through technology.” LexiaReading was also named as one of the Reader’s Choice Top 100products in 2010, and 2011, by District Administration magazine. InJanuary 2012, Lexia was selected by educators in the eSchool News2012 Readers’ Choice awards program. Lexia attributes it’s success toit’s easy access at home and in the classroom, and the fact that itengages 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 "ComprehensiveReading 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 reviewframework.• Intelligent Branching: “Once a student is placed at the appropriate level and activity based on theteacher’s assessment of the student’s needs, a recursive branching system that is built into the Lexiasoftware automatically directs a student to the needed level of activity difficulty, depending on thestudent’s response.” – Florida Center for Reading Research• Student Experience: “Students are given support throughout the activities with cues offered whenneeded and additional lessons provided when they experience difficulty.” – Florida Center forReading Research