Resources for Instruction and Practice
Lexia not only offers students the support they need to become successful readers, it also provides teachers with valuable instructional resources. As students work independently in the online activities, real-time performance data is collected through Lexia’s embedded assessment. Based on this data, Lexia recommends specific resources for face-to-face instruction as well as materials for practice and extension of skills learned online. Lexia's resources for direct instruction and practice include:
Lexia Lessons are scripted materials that allow teachers to provide explicit, multi-sensory instruction in specific skill areas. Lexia Lessons are automatically recommended for struggling students based on their performance in the online activities and can be delivered in a variety of ways, such as individual or small-group instruction within the classroom or during pull-out intervention with a specialist.
Lexia Instructional Connections
Lexia Instructional Connections provide teaching strategies and collaborative activity ideas to use with all students as a way to introduce, reinforce, or extend skills. These innovative classroom ideas can help teachers structure individual and group activities that integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Lexia Skill Builders
When a student successfully completes an online activity in Lexia's instructional programs, a set of paper-and-pencil activities are provided to reinforce and extend the learning. Lexia Skill Builders can be incorporated into classroom routines or used for home practice to build independence, increase automaticity, and expand expressive skills.
Flexible Implementation Scenarios
Lexia Instructional Materials fit flexibly into existing classroom routines. While some students work on tablets or classroom computers to complete online activities, the teacher can provide direct instruction using Lexia Lessons to one group of students.
While this takes place, another group may be collaborating on an activity suggested in Lexia Instructional Connections or practicing skills using Lexia Skill Builders. Working independently helps on-target students develop automaticity and expand skills and allows teachers the opportunity to provide direct, face-to-face instruction for students at the greatest risk of reading failure.