Best English Language Arts Instructional Solution for Grades PK - 8

Recognizes the best instructional solution for reading, writing or literature curricula and content for students in the PK-8 market. Includes solutions for learners at all levels, through managed classroom/course-based instruction or online supplemental instruction. Provides for deep and personalized learning experiences for students, supports standards alignment and reflects current curriculum practice. ESL products should be nominated in the Best ESL Solution category. World Language products should be nominated in Best World Language Solution.

Lexia® Core5® Reading - Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.

Lexia® Core5® Reading is an adaptive learning program that accelerates foundational and advanced literacy skills for students of all abilities in elementary grades. The research-proven program provides all students—from at-risk to on-level and advanced—a systematic and structured approach to phonological awareness, oral language, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. With Core5, teachers are empowered to differentiate instruction for each student using meaningful data powered by Lexia’s patented and embedded Assessment Without Testing® technology. The embedded assessment technology predicts students’ year-end performance and provides ongoing norm-referenced and actionable data to help teachers prioritize and plan instruction with the offline instructional materials. The quantity and quality of efficacy research on Lexia products is unparalleled with more than 20 studies published in independent, peer-reviewed journals. Core5 received a “Strong” rating—the highest ranking available—from independent review organization Evidence for ESSA, part of the Johns Hopkins School of Education. What sets Core5 apart is how student data is easy to access and simple to interpret. As students work independently in the online activities, real-time performance data is collected through Lexia's Assessment Without Testing®. Based on this data, Core5 recommends specific offline lessons and resources for teachers to use in supporting face-to-face instruction and independent practice. This data is correlated to and highly predictive of outcomes on DIBELS, AIMSweb, MAP, and other commonly used assessments, and allows administrators to see a full picture of academic progress across a district, school, grade, and class, down to the individual student.

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  • MobyMax - Best English Language Arts Instructional Solution for Grades PK - 8 - MobyMax

    The hallmark of MobyMax is that it offers the power of personalized learning to all learners, from �special needs� to �gifted.� As a result, students develop critical skills in 16 ELA subjects, including language, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, phonics, and reading. Using this inventive approach, students consistently gain more than one full grade level after just 20 hours and retain the fundamental knowledge they need to continue to succeed in language arts. �Language,� the MobyMax flagship grammar module, covers state Language standards and addresses topics like parts of speech, verb tenses, punctuation, and vocabulary. It pairs perfectly with MobyMax�s suite of automated classroom tools, saving teachers precious hours with comprehensive assessments, grading and markup aids for writing, accurate diagnostics, IEP reporting, and real-time progress monitoring. Built-in incentives like badges and contests boost student engagement, a particularly important benefit during remote learning. Critically, Moby�s Language Arts solution provides students and educators with timely and actionable feedback to maximize learning. Response from teachers has been overwhelmingly positive. �This is my second school year using MobyMax. I cannot tell you how fantastic the results were in my classroom last year. Overall, my students gained years of gap-skill closure and remedial practice in much-needed areas. This wonderful tool allows me the opportunity to maximize instructional time using technologically guided 'instructors', individualized to each child.� ~Elaine Santos, fifth grade teacher, Alfred J Gomes, MA MobyMax was the most awarded EdTech company in 2021, racking up 57 industry awards including the SIIA CODiE awards for Best Cross-Curricular Tool, Best Foundational Science Instructional Solution, and Best Enterprise Learning Solution. MobyMax was named a SIIA Education Technology 2021 CODiE award finalist in a record-breaking 18 categories including Best Solution for English as a Second Language. MobyMax is used in more than 82% of all K-8 schools in the United States, with over 28 million students registered by teachers.

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    Pixton Comics Inc. - Pixton Comics Inc.

    Pixton is a web-app that gives teachers and students a unique way to create stories, demonstrate learning, and enhance writing assignments – in any subject – through digital comics. Users can explore topics in Math, Science, Social Studies, History, English, Art or any other subject. Choose images from popular content, books and movies like The Hunger Games or The Outsiders, plus other topics like the solar system, black history or the environment – all Common Core aligned. No drawing skills are required. Pixton levels the playing field with hundreds of preset characters, backgrounds, outfits, poses, and even emotions, all just a click or tap away. Comics can be made and shared in no time, making the classroom experience fun and memorable. It’s also a great tool for distance/remote learning.

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  • Reading Horizons Discovery® - Reading Horizons

    Reading Horizons Discovery® is a phonics-based solution that supports educators with science-based, tech-enabled foundational reading instruction that helps all students reach reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade. With differentiated instruction and a naturally multisensory approach built-in, Reading Horizons Discovery® truly meets the needs of every student.
    Reading Horizons works hand-in-hand with teachers to develop resources that transform the complexities of an evolving science into easy-to-implement resources for all students, regardless of learning differences.The program includes three types of lessons as it engages students in structured literacy instruction. The first revolves around the 44 sounds of the alphabet and phonetic skills and decoding skills—all taught through explicit, systematic, and sequential lessons. The second type of lesson helps students master the top 300 most common sight words. Based on the Fry Word List, the words are divided into digestible lists and embedded throughout lessons for student practice. The third lesson type introduces students to basic grammar and syntax to help students improve their overall reading ability.
    Reading Horizons Discovery® features impact-maximizing resources, such as teacher-designed lesson plans and student-friendly software that help educators recognize concerns in real time, then respond with resources proven to help. Wraparound training and support from certified facilitators helps teachers to quickly embrace existing resources, then go above and beyond to offer creative solutions as unique needs arise. 
    Reading Horizons Discovery® is a phonics-based solution that supports educators with science-based, tech-enabled foundational reading instruction that helps all students reach reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade. With differentiated instruction and a naturally multisensory approach built-in, Reading Horizons Discovery® truly meets the needs of every student.
    Reading Horizons works hand-in-hand with teachers to develop resources that transform the complexities of an evolving science into easy-to-implement resources for all students, regardless of learning differences.The program includes three types of lessons as it engages students in structured literacy instruction. The first revolves around the 44 sounds of the alphabet and phonetic skills and decoding skills—all taught through explicit, systematic, and sequential lessons. The second type of lesson helps students master the top 300 most common sight words. Based on the Fry Word List, the words are divided into digestible lists and embedded throughout lessons for student practice. The third lesson type introduces students to basic grammar and syntax to help students improve their overall reading ability.
    Reading Horizons Discovery® features impact-maximizing resources, such as teacher-designed lesson plans and student-friendly software that help educators recognize concerns in real time, then respond with resources proven to help. Wraparound training and support from certified facilitators helps teachers to quickly embrace existing resources, then go above and beyond to offer creative solutions as unique needs arise. 

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    Freckle ELA - Renaissance Learning

    Freckle offers differentiated reading and ELA skills practice, where students can practice specific nonfiction, fiction, and grammar standards at their level. With Freckle, educators can easily identify each student�s individual level and deliver �just-right� practice aligned to ELA standards. As students practice independently, Freckle continuously adapts and provides content that fits the variety of ways they learn best. Freckle can be used to support high-dosage tutoring, independent practice, or whole-class instruction. Featuring more than 1,000 fiction and nonfiction passages, teachers can assign fiction and nonfiction articles and each student will automatically receive it at their reading level. Students will answer reading comprehension questions and can even respond to writing prompts. With student- and class-level insights, teachers can see smart recommendations in Freckle to guide them to the best follow-up action for each student. ELA practice in Freckle engages every learner in differentiated practice with standards and skills for K�12. Interactive features, team challenges, real-world scenarios, and instant feedback make practice engaging and fun, while embedded supports and scaffolds help students master even the most challenging concepts. Freckle includes in-depth and user-friendly administrator dashboards to accelerate student learning and support district-level initiatives and goals. Freckle for ELA provides the just-right practice to inspire every learner by: Identifying each student�s individual level in ELA through a brief, adaptive assessment. Students practice standards in Freckle at their level, and Freckle continuously adapts as students progress. Educators can view real-time student data, identify skill gaps, and determine where to focus instruction. Supporting student learning with short passages, longer fiction, and nonfiction articles, and word pattern recognition activities aligned to standards and skills for K-12. With ELA skills practice, students read short passages and answer questions to build anchor skills such as making connections and inferencing. With word study, students can practice recognizing word patterns to build and reinforce spelling, reading, and writing skills. Younger students can start off with a solid foundation of reading skills with Freckle's K-2 ELA activities, including Sight Words and Decodables. Freckle meets students where they are with an excellent mobile device experience, making it easier to practice either in-person or remotely. Teachers can see when students are actively practicing to ensure students are getting their practice in each day. Freckle for ELA maximizes impact on student growth and achievement, equipping educators with reliable and actionable data to monitor students� ELA skill development and mastery, motivate students with standards-based instruction, and engage students.

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    Rosen LevelUp - Rosen Classroom

    Rosen LevelUp is a robust adaptive reading platform that meets the needs of modern learners and PreK–3 educators. LevelUp is the ideal solution to foster growth—and a love of reading—in young learners at a critical time in their development. LevelUp’s library contains more than 2,400 authentic fiction and nonfiction texts, plus controlled vocabulary literature for practice. This includes more than 650 Spanish and bilingual titles. Books are available in online, projectable, mobile, and printable formats to ensure access for all users, even at home. A complete phonics practice resource helps students master the essentials of foundational reading, with 110 engaging eBooks that provide practice and review of phonemic/phonological awareness and phonics through interactive activities. Students love LevelUp’s personalized bookshelves, which offer a diverse collection of books in each user’s "just right" reading range to maximize growth. Professionally recorded audio narration and text highlighting aid emergent readers while quizzes assess comprehension as well as skills and standards taught in the classroom. Users are incentivized to read—not just by LevelUp’s high-interest offerings, but also with LevelUp Land, an immersive 3D gaming environment. With points earned for books and quizzes completed, students can customize their open-world gaming experience. Teachers control game access to maximize engagement without distracting from learning goals. LevelUp is an ideal solution for remote, in-person, or blended learning environments. It is optimized for classroom instruction, small-group instruction, and individualized practice. Its flexibility saves educators time while providing powerful tools for intervention. Digital running record assessments provide crucial data on whether students are growing into fluent readers. Book- and concept-specific lesson plans, practice pages, and instructional guides help teachers reinforce reading skills. Teachers can assign books or oversee students as they engage on their own. While LevelUp makes differentiated instruction easy, a suite of powerful classroom management tools gives teachers the option to customize the experience for each learner. User-friendly reports provide clear, top-level insights for teachers and administrators and just as easily facilitate deep dives into usage and performance data. Unlike similar products, LevelUp precisely tailors reporting to each user: it presents detailed data expressed in that user’s state or territorial English language arts standards. Administrators can identify important trends by delving into data at the district, school, class, or individual student level.

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