Which Pupils Should Use Lexia Reading Skills Software?

Lexia can be used to support and advance reading skills development:

Reception/Key Stage 1

  • Used early, Lexia Reading can identify those who are at-risk of reading failure, allowing schools to plan appropriately.
  • Due to its scalable nature, Lexia Reading can support ‘at’ or ‘above level’ pupils in accelerating their acquisition of essential reading skills.
  • Lexia incorporates ‘nonsense’ or ‘pseudo’ words to assist in developing word-attack skills.
  • Lexia can support those who do not achieve the required level for the end of Year 1 Phonics Checker.

Lexia will accelerate the acquisition of reading skills for older students who are at-risk of reading failure:

Key Stage 2-4:

  • Lexia Reading has been proven to close the reading gap.
  • The software provides an action plan and targeted instructional materials to help each student reach the required level.
  • Diagnostic reporting allows the effectiveness of Lexia Reading™ to be tracked when used as an intervention.

Supporting English Language Learners:

  • Lexia Reading™ is proven to effectively support ELL pupils in the acquisition of reading skills (Bilingual Research Journal 2011)
  • The programme addresses the sound-symbol correspondences, which often prove difficult for ELL students.
  • The correct pronunciation of English sounds is addressed.
  • Lexia Reading gives instruction on the six syllable types, helping ELL students understand why vowel sounds are not consistent.
  • Many exercises contain picture-word matching activities which helps extend vocabulary.

Through the use of our reading skills software we cover all aspects of teaching reading including phonological awareness, phonics, sight words, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary for early reading, foundation reading and adult learning.

Early Reading

Focusing primarily on phonological awareness our early reading skills software provides the fundamental prerequisites required for successful reading. The software is aimed at ages 4-6 but can be used for older students with such concepts.

Find out more about our early reading software.

Foundation Reading

Ideal for ages 5-8 our Foundation Reading Software and paper based phonics resources review phonological awareness and develops essential phonics, fluency and sight word skills, progressing towards comprehension and vocabulary extension exercises.

Find out more about our Foundation Reading Software.

Strategies for Older Students

With the increasing need for older learners requiring help in basic reading skills, our software, Strategies for Older Students allows older children or adults to practice phonics, sight words, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary at a pace appropriate to their needs. By delivering a phonics led programme through a mature interface, our reading software encourages independent learning, confidence and reading for pleasure. Personalised learning is considered throughout this program. Our Intelligent Branching technology adapts activities according to need.

Find out more about our Strategies for Older Students.

Quick Reading Test

Gaining an insight into a student’s decoding skills enables teachers and tutors to plan appropriate interventions. Quick Reading Test is designed to accurately assess a student’s phonic strengths & weaknesses. Progress data can be easily communicated for value-added evidence. Information can be used to inform a personalised learning approach.

Find out more about our Quick Reading Test.