In addition to resources to support high-quality explicit and systematic phonics instruction, LevelUp Reader supports a systematic approach to phonics practice.
Early learners need additional exposure to various resources that allow them to practice phonics to build their literacy development. LevelUp Reader includes 110 interactive phonics readers that align to the scope and sequence and provide students with a rich resource to develop their phonics skills.
These interactive eBooks begin with letter-sound correspondence to multisyllabic and compound words that support the reading needs of children just learning to read and for those who are well on their way to being independent readers.
These video-based eBooks have the following elements that support independent phonics practice:
- Actor-narrated audio modeling of authentic sounds
- On-screen letter tracing
- Embedded activities, such as matching, puzzles, and mazes
- Repetition of the skill to cement learning
Since these resources are available online and be accessed virtually anywhere, they are a perfect fit for children to practice within small groups, independently, or with their families. Teachers frequently use small groups to introduce students to these interactive resources. When a teacher is working with another set of students, repetition of the skill is encouraged through independent practice. Finally, since these eBooks are accessible outside the school building, students can continue practicing or sharing their newly learned skills at home or with other care providers.