Student-Driven Learning

Using Lexia Reading Core5, students are automatically placed at the proper level and work independently on developing their foundational reading skills. The program provides explicit, systematic, adaptive learning on foundational reading skills, scaffolding students as they struggle and advancing them to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency. Free school-to-home access allows students to continue their independent work at home, in blended learning models, extended-day programs, or libraries and other community centers.

Students work independently to develop reading skills in a structured, sequential manner with a focus on:

  • Foundational skills to develop automaticity and fluency
  • Listening and reading comprehension with complex text
  • Academic and domain-specific vocabulary to improve comprehension

Independent, personalized learning

At-risk, on-level, and advanced students can each work at their own pace, and their teacher is notified (on web-based reports and via email) when they require support or intervention.

Advanced students have the opportunity to accelerate beyond their grade level skills, as they are given the ability to demonstrate proficiency in skill area, and are advanced to the next level if no instruction is needed.

If a student struggles in a particular activity, the program provides a level of scaffolding, removing some of the answer choices and stimuli on the screen. Once the student demonstrates that they understand the skill in the scaffolded level, they have the opportunity to try the initial activity again.  If the student continues to struggle, the program provides explicit instruction and on the concepts and rules of the skill, allowing the student to demonstrate proficiency and then return to the scaffolded level and standard-level activities.

Engaging, motivational interface that allows self-directed learning

As the students move through the levels of the program, they are engaged and motivated by activities that take students on a journey around the world.  Each level of the program represents a different area of the world and introduces new characters that are representative of each region.  Within each level, students have the opportunity to decide which skills and activities they want to work on.  This allows the students to be self-directed in their learning as they move through the program and their journey around the world.


Choose an area of reading below to see a student
activity in Lexia Reading Core5.









Phonological Awareness
















Structural Analysis