The RAZ Kids online program consists of animated books and interactive quizzes. Students can listen to books or read aloud, with vocabulary and pronunciation support. Teachers can limit students to appropriate reading levels and specific books, and also track progress.
A personalized literacy environment, myON Reader engages students at all reading levels with its library of more than 2,000 enhanced digital books. Books are recommended to students based on individual interests and reading level using the Lexile Framework for Reading. myON Reader measures time spent reading, number of books read, and reading growth.
This reading curriculum tool for students in pre-K through grade 5 provides systematic and personalized learning in six areas of reading instruction. Designed to meet the Common Core and rigorous state standards, Core5 predicts students’ year-end performance and gives teachers data-driven action plans.
These programs from Funnix include online resources, DVDs, lesson plans, and print materials. Funnix Math is designed for preschool or kindergarten children who don’t know math or lack counting skills. Funnix Reading helps non-readers reach a beginning third-grade level.
This computer-based learning system uses animations and characters to engage struggling students’ interest in reading. With programs for pre-K through 12, IStation teaches vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Teachers also have access to hundreds of resources, such as on-demand assessments and lesson plans.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 10:13am
The Malden Public Schools, in Mass., are aiming to promote early childhood literacy with a new software platform. Titled Footsteps2Brilliance, the program will allow all Malden students access to a library of talking e-books and educational games through smart phones, tablets, and computers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 2:56pm
A North Carolina school board lifted on Wednesday its ban of Ralph Ellison's classic novel "Invisible Man" from school libraries after being ridiculed by residents and undercut by a giveaway of the book at a local bookstore.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 3:21pm
The Department of Education has compiled a resource page of programs that can help teachers improve reading. From rhyming and poetry to coloring books for English language learners to a discussion of the value of water, there are tens of dozens of programs across all grades that can be used in the classroom to help children learn to read.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:31am
The online diagnostic for reading and math will help New York state school districts and boards of cooperative educational services define student growth for teacher and principal evaluations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 10:16am
Rewordify is a free site that was developed by a special education teacher and former computer programmer to help students read complex passages. Rewordify could help students who are having difficulty reading a book or article that is a step or two above their current reading levels.