Resources for Literacy Learning
Get the latest research, insights, and thought leadership from Lexia’s literacy experts, and learn more about how we help develop critical literacy skills for a wide variety of educational environments.
Accelerate Student Outcomes with Adaptive Blended Learning
Today’s students have experienced massive disruptions in learning. A study by McKinsey found that the 2020-2021 school year left students four months behind in reading. Increased use of technology for learning, however, has also risen, leading to opportunities to personalize student experiences and make up for lost instructional time in the process. As the pandemic continues, it’s time to prepare for continuity of learning across multiple platforms, focusing on acceleration and enrichment through high-quality instructional experiences for students. This planning should address the current state of the educational landscape but also secure future success for students at all entry points in the learning process. Blended learning that combines teacher-led instruction with technology-driven independent learning can address immediate unfinished learning and set up students for future success, providing variety in location, platform, and content. Blended-learning platforms save teachers time, make instruction time more efficient, simplify remote and hybrid-learning programs, and supplement a current curriculum for accelerated learning.
Level Up: Embracing Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogy for Emergent Bilingual Students
This Educational Insight will identify various pedagogies that position Emergent Bilingual students’ cultures and linguistic knowledge as strengths and assets before emphasizing the impact that culturally sustaining practices can have on all students in diverse classrooms.
Embrace the Asset Model for the Benefit of All Students
In the classroom, all students can benefit from teachers who implement an asset model. This Educational Insight will delineate the benefits of such an approach and identify the role a growth mindset plays in an asset-oriented environment.
Standard English Is a Myth: Bringing an Asset-Based Approach to Accents
?This Education Insight explains why standard English and its “non-accent” are myths; outlines the detrimental effects of stigmatizing accents; and provides ways to address accent bias in the classroom to bring us closer to educational equity.
Towards Educational Equity: Empowering Literacy Teachers
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015. The purpose of ESSA (2015) is “ . . . to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education”