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 can identify those who are at-risk of reading failure, allowing schools to plan appropriately.
- Due to its scalable nature, Lexia 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 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 to be tracked when used as an intervention.
Supporting English Language Learners:
- Lexia 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 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.