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.