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Reading Mastery Signature Edition

Such a comprehensive program can serve as a school reading intervention curriculum for K5. Reading Mastery Signature Edition uses explicit instruction, modeling, guided practice, and independent practice to help students meet the rigorous Common Core standards in vocabulary, writing, and comprehension.

TeacherMate System

Designed for iPads, iPod Touches, and MP3 players, the TeacherMate program allows teachers to control all aspects of beginning reading instruction through games and interactive audiobooks. Teachers can customize each student’s learning plan and follow each student’s progress. They can also control the mobile devices when teaching in small groups.

RAZ Kids

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.

myON Reader

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.

Lexia Reading Core5

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.

Beginning Reading & Math

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.

IStation

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.

Malden schools launch new tech literacy program

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.

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North Carolina school board lifts 'Invisible Man' book ban

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.

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Online learning resources for reading development

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.

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