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Resources

Explore these resources to learn more about the hot topics in education—from blended learning to Common Core to personalized learning—and discover how Lexia can help your students develop fundamental reading skills in a variety of educational environments.

5 Problems Blended Learning Can Help You Solve

Effective blended learning requires rethinking the challenges of how classroom instruction is structured, how time is spent, and how limited resources are used. There are a number of different models of blended learning, but if any of the following challenges sound familiar, blended learning could be the answer to your problems.

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5 Things You May Not Know About English Language Learners

ELL students are often thought of as a homogenous group when, in reality, they are one of the most diverse. Although you may be aware of some of the more commonly known facts about ELLs, you may not be as familiar with the underlying complexities of this often misunderstood population.

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The Critical Role of Oral Language in Reading Instruction and Assessment
The Critical Role of Oral Language in Reading Instruction and Assessment

Research has shown that oral language—the foundations of which are developed by age four—has a profound impact on children’s preparedness for kindergarten and on their success throughout their academic career. This white paper will examine the critical role of oral language in reading instruction and assessment and the implications for classroom teachers. 

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Comprehension: Pre-K–5

Comprehension activities develop the ability to understand information at a concrete level as well as an abstract level through the application of higher order thinking skills. Activities develop comprehension strategies through interaction with increasingly complex narrative and informational texts.

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Structural Analysis: Pre-K–5

Structural analysis activities include work on recognizing meaningful parts of multisyllabic words derived from Latin and Greek. Morphological structure refers to the study of meaningful units of language or morphemes (e.g., prefix, root and suffix) 

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Vocabulary: Pre-K–5

Vocabulary activities are structured to teach word-learning strategies, to provide exposure to rich and varied vocabulary words, and to allow students to develop an awareness of word relationships and associations.

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Phonics: Pre-K–5

Phonics activities include the ability to apply knowledge of letter-sound correspondence to reading and spelling words. In addition, phonics activities involve pattern recognition of syllable types, rules for syllable division, and simple spelling generalizations that are based on letter-sound correspondence.

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Automaticity & Fluency: Pre-K–5

Automaticity is systematically developed through a series of warm-ups and activities focused on speed of processing. Fluency is addressed through activities that involve analysis of sentence structure and ultimately the timed silent reading of passages.

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