Lexia Expands Online Instruction and Offline Practice Tools
Reading software provider Lexia has announced expansions of its scripted instruction tool Lexia Lessons and its offline practice activities collection Lexia Skill Builders. The tools are part of the Lexia Reading series, which offer educators an opportunity to maximize learning time for key reading skills while providing student assessment data for differentiated instruction strategy and planning.
Using scripted lesson plans targeted instructional strategies, Lexia Lessons helps teachers identify students struggling with reading skills and provide effective assistance to help students master these skills and build confidence. The program's expansion adds support for early reading, geared to beginning readers in preK and kindergarten, and increases the total number of lesson sets to 21.
Skill Builders is a program of supplemental activity worksheets that children can use to practice what they learn in class and build their fundamental reading skills. The activities, which progress in complexity to reinforce developing skills, include word searches, matching games, writing exercises, and many others. The expansion increases to 39 the total number of Skill Builders sets for primary reading (grades preK through 3) and older students (grades 4 through 8), giving educators hundreds of distinct activities to allow their students to practice their reading skills offline and/or outside of class.
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