The Latest in Reading and Literacy Curriculum Products

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The Latest in Reading and Literacy Curriculum Products


Williams, Lauren, District Administration


From videos to games, tools to help students learn to read is all about fun. Programs that are compatible with mobile devices allow students to improve reading and literacy skills in and outside the classroom. On the educator side, many new products track students' progress and offer assessment tools.

Vocabulary.com

Vocabulary.com

Instead of studying, students play The Challenge on Vocabulary.com, a game that rewards learning and effort. The free website teaches students more than 10,000 words through 100,000 questions that include short blurbs describing what the word means and how it's used. The site has more than 50,000 vocabulary lists, and teachers, parents and students can create their own lists by grabbing words from up to 100 pages of any online resource.

www.vocabulary.com

Lexia Reading Core5

Lexia Learning

This reading curriculum for students in pre-K through grade 5 provides systematic and personalized learning in six areas of reading instruction: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, automaticity/fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Designed to meet the Common Core and rigorous state standards, Core5 predicts students' year-end performance and gives teachers data-driven action plans.

www.lexialearning.com

Tales2Go

Tales2Go Inc.

Tales2Go is an audiobook subscription service--made for educators and students--that streams thousands of titles from leading publishers and storytellers to mobile devices and desktops. Tales2Go also provides teachers with lesson plans and classroom activities for use with the audiobooks. Media specialists can purchase subscriptions for as many school devices as needed. Administrators can also use metrics features to monitor student use.

www.tales2go.com

Book Creator

Red Jumper Limited

Book Creator for iPad and Android devices offers a simple way for students to create e-books. Student storytelling is brought to life with text, images, video, music and narration. With a variety of features and compatibility with multiple devices. Book Creator encourages students and teachers to edit one another's work collaboratively.

www.redjumper.net

i-Ready Reading

Curriculum Associates

Built for the Common Core, the i-Ready Reading program combines reliable student growth measurements and individualized instruction in a single online product. It provides rigorous, grade-level instruction with downloadable lessons for individual or smallgroup learning. Reading topics covered in i-Ready include phonics, high-frequency words, vocabulary, literature comprehension and phonological awareness.

www.curriculumassociates.com

Pathblazer

Compass Learning

Pathblazer builds confidence by starting students off at their highest level of proficiency and guiding their progress. The program assesses each student's areas of need and prescribes an individualized learning path that contains fun instructional content, such as video, animation, audio and graphics, built to motivate and fill in the gaps. Pathblazer is also aligned with Common Core and state standards, and includes implementation training with select software purchases.

https://compasslearning.com

HMH Close Reads App

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The HMH Close Reads App, designed for grades 6 through 12, guides students through close reading of texts across all genres. …

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