Lexia Reading teaches students to read using the five areas of reading instruction established by the National Reading Panel. It combines technology and direct instruction to provide individualized lessons in the areas of phonics and decoding, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, according to Lexia Learning.
Lexia Reading is aligned to Common Core standards and provides a program called Lexia Reading Core5 for students in grades pre-K through fifth. The program identifies each student’s area of need and provides appropriate reading instruction, specifies Lexia Learning. Lexia also offers a program called Lexia Strategies that is designed to meet the needs of struggling readers in grades six and above. Lexia Strategies provides instruction down to a first-grade reading level, but it is formulated to engage the interest of more mature students.
The Lexia Reading program consists of Lexia Reading Software, which students work on individually, and Lexia Lessons, which are led by a teacher in small groups or one-on-one. It also contains the MyLexia online reporting system to help teachers track progress and a paper and pencil-based practice called Lexia Skill Builders. The National Center of Intensive Intervention cites a study showing that Lexia improves reading scores in at-risk students, English language learners and students with learning disabilities.