New Reviews: Lexia Reading Core5

[Source: Lexia Learning]
 Lexia Reading Core5 is an online, supplemental reading program for grades PK-5 that includes some print materials. Learning List recently reviewed Core5 products for grades K-5. The data-driven program provides differentiated instruction to help close reading gaps and ensure all students become proficient readers. Core5 combines individualized, adaptive, technology-based lessons with teacher-led direct instruction to meet the needs of students below, at, and above grade level. The program supports Response to Intervention (RtI) at each tier.

Core5 is made up of three components: (1) individualized online instruction, (2) teacher-led direct instruction, and (3) performance data contained in the myLexia reporting tool. Online content is organized in 18 levels that increase in difficulty, building from oral language and listening skills to academic vocabulary, reading comprehension, and fluency skills. At the start of each school year, a placement test identifies the appropriate level for each student.

Online content is presented using colorful animated characters in a game-like format that keeps students engaged. Teacher-led lessons use the Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) instructional model that includes modeling (i.e., “I do”), guided practice (i.e., “we do”), and independent practice (i.e., “you do”). MyLexia performance data and monitoring tools allow administrators and teachers to track progress at the district, campus, classroom, and individual student level. MyLexia predicts the probability of student success on assessments and includes an “Ability Score” that measures students’ growth in word recognition, vocabulary knowledge, syntactic knowledge, and reading comprehension skills.

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About Lexia Learning*

Lexia Learning is one of the best-known and most highly respected reading technology companies in the world. Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, Lexia was founded more than 30 years ago with private funding and grants obtained from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Today, the company maintains a keen focus on its promise to improve student literacy through the use of technology, and has helped millions of students build reading skills.

In 2013, Lexia was acquired by Rosetta Stone.

*The content in this section is provided by or adapted from Lexia Learning.

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