For 30 minutes each day (more if needed), each student uses the Lexia Reading Core5 program on their iPad for guided reading activities. The program can gauge what level the student is at currently, so each student is working right at their level on the skills they need. Within each reading level are categories, and students must master those categories to progress to the next level.
The program helps teachers as well. The data collected on how each student is doing is immediately available through easy-to-read metrics. Teachers can see at which levels students are, which students are growing, and which are predicted to pass IREAD-3 or ISTEP+. Core5 can even tell teachers when it can’t help a student and when a teacher should provide additional instruction.
The Riverside 1:1 iPad program and Lexia Reading Core5 software have exceeded Davis’ expectations. They have closed the digital divide and given her students much needed experience with technology. They have increased her students’ reading skills. And maybe most importantly, they have helped create a building full of students who love to read!