Headsprout

This Cool Tool Award Winner is a research-proven PreK/Early Childhood Learning Solution that takes a non-reader or beginning reader up to a mid-2nd grade reading level in 30 hours of adaptive, online instruction via desktop, tablet, or mobile device.

Headsprout delivers a unique, scaffolded teaching approach that automatically adapts so every student receives the individualized practice and instruction they need. Early readers interact with engaging online episodes, which develop key reading foundational skills, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and beginning comprehension. Student learning is extended with decodable books available in printable and digital formats, fluency-building exercises, and built-in incentives.

The Headsprout episodes draw upon state-of-the-art research, principles, and practices, and align with critical early reading and comprehension standards. It’s easy to implement, providing an online placement test, as well as built-in reporting and assessments that make it easy for teachers and parents to track learning progress and ensure student mastery.

Once readers have demonstrated a solid grasp of foundational skills, they move on to episodes created to teach the four primary components of reading comprehension: finding facts, making inferences, identifying themes, and learning vocabulary in context.

The solution provides an ideal PreK/Early Childhood Learning Solution because it supports emergent readers in the development of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and beginning comprehension skills. This Cool Tool combines a unique, scaffolded approach to reading instruction that adapts the learning path and pace in real-time to meet each student’s individual needs, with automated assessments and reporting that make it easy to track student progress and ensure success. Learn more

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