The latest iteration of the interactive platform is available via an iPad app and has been optimized for blended learning settings
(Salt Lake City, UT) March 10, 2016 – Reading Horizons, committed to providing an effective reading curriculum to educational institutions for more than 30 years, today announced version 7 of its interactive platform Reading Horizons Discovery™. The latest iteration of Reading Horizons Discovery provides teachers with new resources to give K–3 students a solid foundation for reading success.
The new features in Reading Horizons Discovery include a tool to guide the pacing of whole-class and small-group instruction, an assessment to provide a reading level for each student, and a new iPad app.
The new Reading Horizons Discovery Check-Up assessments can be used to quickly determine the level of mastery for each student immediately after each skill lesson is taught. To track long-term progress, the Reading Horizons DiscoveryReading Assessment powered by the Lexile® Framework for Reading is available to give teachers a Lexile measure for each student. Results from the assessment can also be used by teachers and parents to select appropriately leveled books for each student. The new iPad app allows easy access for students before, during, or after school via an internet connection.
“We have listened to and incorporated feedback from our users nationwide and are thrilled to announce the latest iteration of Reading Horizons Discovery,” said Tyson Smith, the president and CEO of Reading Horizons. “We are dedicated to providing educators and students alike with the best possible solutions to increase literacy skills and reading comprehension. With the expanded assessments, teachers are able to pinpoint exactly where a student needs intervention and track his or her progress over time, ensuring that each student is on the road to reading success.”
The research-based platform incorporates multi-sensory, Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction, along with a unique marking system, while using relatable characters to guide practice activities and give corrective feedback. Each of the skill lessons in the four grade-level tracks (K-3) includes a high-interest, decodable book accompanied by engaging games that help reinforce learning as readers apply newly acquired skills in a fun and rewarding way. Reading Horizons Discovery adapts lessons to meet the needs and skill levels of all students, and provides differentiated instruction as they progress through the program.
The new release offers expanded options for use in a variety of instructional settings: whole-class, small-group, intervention, and one-on-one settings; blended learning environments; classes for English language learners; afterschool and summer programs; and independent learning centers.
Reading Horizons Discovery fulfills 92% of the standards for foundational reading skills for K–3 students, as well as other standards outlined by the Common Core State Standards, and is correlated to the findings of the National Reading Panel.
The web-based software is accessible to students, teachers, and administrators from any location with an internet connection.
About Reading Horizons
For more than 30 years, Reading Horizons has dedicated its time and efforts to perfecting a reading system that makes learning to read simple and enjoyable for beginning and struggling readers. All of Reading Horizons’ products are based on a method that provides explicit, systematic, sequential decoding instruction. The Reading Horizons method has been proven successful for beginning readers, struggling readers, and students learning English. For more information, please visit ReadingHorizons.com.
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