Two programs, ReadingPlus and Lexia Reading Core5.

 

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A PRE-K TO GRADE 5 INDIVIDUALISED, COMPUTERISED READING PROGRAM FOR HOME USE

    • Research proven program providing explicit, systematic, personalised learning that adapts to the individual students responses with immediate corrective feedback.
    • Engages and motivates students in a game-like environment and is fun to use.
    • Develops automaticity and fluency, listening and reading comprehension.
    • Includes spelling rules, Latin suffixes and prefixes, sight words, verbal analogies, classifying analogies and more.
    • Provides progress monitoring data without administering a test.
    • Can provide directions in native languages such as Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese.
    • A comprehensive database of reading activities
    • “Best in Tech” award winner
    • Accessible via iPad, Android tablets, Chromebook, browser or download

 

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MASTER ADVANCED READING COMPREHENSION AND INTERPRETATION SKILLS FOR COMPETITION LEVEL READING.

A complete web-based program for students from primary through to tertiary.

  • Deepen reading comprehension skills, understand nuances of meaning and master advanced level text interpretation and analysis
  • Be exposed to an extensive library with a wide range of genre, styles, topics and challenging literature: reading materials with advanced vocabulary, sophisticated themes, and abstract or metaphorical concepts
  • Rigorous controls ensure students encounter ever-increasing levels of text complexity
  • Excellent scholarship or GATE test preparation and for students with English as a second language
  • Accessible via iPad, Android tablets, Chromebook, browser or download
Recent research by neuroscientists at Stanford University has highlighted the difference between reading for pleasure and reading for learning, suggesting that “… paying attention to literary texts requires the coordination of multiple complex cognitive functions.” and that analytical reading is a “… type of cognitive training.” This is exactly what gifted children need.
They suggest “… it’s not only what we read – but thinking rigorously about it that’s of value, and that literary study provides a truly valuable exercise of people’s brains.” Practice with these texts requires learning how to control concentration and how to move flexibly between different modes of focus. Learning to think critically and learning about their own thinking trains the reader in the skills needed “… to negotiate, back and forth, [to see] the relation of ideas.” This is exactly what children who are already good readers need to do develop their abilities. 
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Members: $84

Non-members: $120

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Contact Colleen: coll.mccallum@gmail.com