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One of the great things about Lexia is how flexibly the program can be implemented. Covering a wide range of age and ability levels, it can be used in lots of ways, making it one of the most diverse tools in your literacy arsenal.

But with so many uses, it can be a challenge to ensure that all your chosen cohorts benefit from consistent and effective access to the program. This is why implementation planning of Lexia is vital to success.

In this article, we outline 3 common implementation models for Lexia, their benefits and any additional considerations that will need to be taken to ensure a smooth roll-out of the program.


Classroom Rotation

In this model the Lexia Program, Skill Builders® and Lexia Lessons® delivered on a rotational basis in the classroom.


  • Requires minimal IT resources, only one group’s worth of iPads or Laptops required for the session.
  • Flexible Timetabling – Can be delivered over the course of an afternoon or over a week of shorted sessions.
  • Option to fold in additional reading activities such as reading with the teacher.


  • Longer sessions (i.e. 50-60 mins) preferable to ensure all pupils to meet all of their online usage targets.
  • Most suitable for classes that can work independently.
  • Ample time needed to support transitions.

Intervention sessions

Pupils are withdrawn from a lesson or school activity to complete Lexia sessions.


  • Pupils receive focussed time away from class to engage with Lexia.
  • Additional needs can be addressed easily during these sessions with Lexia Lesson Plans.
  • Size of intervention groups can be tailored according to the student’s receiving the intervention.


  • May need to consider which lessons or activities pupils will need to be withdrawn from. You may even consider a few timetable slots on rotation so no one lesson is affected over others. Remember, Lexia use increases students’ ability to access text across the curriculum so missing some lessons now, can lead to increased engagement with curriculum content later.

Computer Suite Lesson

A class or larger Lexia group can be taken to the computer suite to complete Lexia use all at once.


  • Enables a larger group to engage with Lexia at once. Intervention groups can be combined to maximise efficiency.
  • Ensures enough devices are available for all pupils to engage with Lexia for the full session.
  • Pupils can be supported with a Lexia Lesson or over the shoulder in the same timetabled slot. No need for additional intervention time to be scheduled.
  • Particularly beneficial for instances where the whole class or a large proportion of the class are using Lexia.


  • Room scheduling will need to be considered to ensure a full Lexia session can be delivered.
  • Consider how you may fold Skill Builders into this approach? Sent home? Made available to the class teacher for additional use in school?
  • If withdrawn from lessons, consider which lessons many be utilised for pupils to access Lexia. Remember, Lexia use increases student ability to engage with text across the curriculum so missing some lessons now, can lead to a better ability to engage with curriculum content later.


Unlocking the full potential of Lexia in your school requires thoughtful implementation planning. The three outlined models offer diverse strategies catering to different learning environments and student needs.

While each model presents its unique benefits and considerations, what remains consistent is the necessity for meticulous planning to ensure a seamless integration of Lexia into your literacy curriculum.

If you need help formulating your Lexia implementation plan, do not hesitate to reach out to our Customer Care team for bespoke advice and training suited to your school’s needs.

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