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LiteracyPlanet news and product updates.

LiteracyPlanet is the leading, online literacy resource for students in the United States. In this section you can keep up to date with that the LiteracyPlanet team has been up to, as well as some amazing updates we’ve made to our product. To learn more about how LiteracyPlanet can improve your students' English literacy skills, click here for a free demonstration.

Rising to a global challenge

Never before have schools faced such disruption on the scale inflicted by the coronavirus COVID-19. In all corners of the globe, and in the middle of a school term for most countries, schools had to adapt to remote teaching, at a pace that allowed little time to prepare or adjust. We have learned new things…

Top 5 tips for schooling at home

Having children at home doing their schooling is a new experience for many parents and carers all over the world at the moment. Here are LiteracyPlanet’s top five tips to keep you sane, your learners on track, and make it work in your home: 1. Routine Encourage your child to go through the same routine…

Checklist: How to help parents support student learning at home

When students learning moves away from a classroom setting and into the home, the disruption can cause stress for both students and parents. Here is a simple guide to coping with this change, to ensure that learning continues in the most effective way. Get the printable version by clicking here. 1. Routine: Having a routine…

Checklist: How prepared is your school for COVID-19?

During this difficult time where the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a global pandemic, navigating the disruption it has caused in schools can be tough for teachers and educators. Here is a simple checklist to prepare your school for potential closure. Get the printable version by clicking here. 1. Be safe and be informed. Get…

How LiteracyPlanet’s Spelling program works

The ability to sound out each phoneme and recognize whole words on sight is reinforced by LiteracyPlanet’s Spelling Program that includes every phoneme, morpheme, and lexeme in the English language. Every lesson includes instruction on the etymology or meaning of each word in context, enabling the student to not only learn how to spell the…

How LiteracyPlanet’s Sight Words program works

The explicit teaching of letter-sound correspondences is essential to acquire synthetic phonics knowledge, although not sufficient on its own. Analytic phonics – the identification of a whole word (blue) and its consonant blends (br as in bread) – is also essential, as it helps students recognize words that cannot be sounded out (these are often…

How LiteracyPlanet’s Phonics program works

The systematic and explicit teaching of synthetic phonics has been identified by literacy practitioners in the US, Australia, and the UK as one of the most effective strategies for students to develop their phonemic awareness. Synthetic phonics is the identification and blending of the 44 unique sounds that make up all the words in the…

How Artificial Intelligence Helps Teachers Improve Literacy Outcomes

Closing the connectivity gap and improving access to digital resources in classrooms has been a priority for education systems in many countries over the past decade. Equitable access is recognized as critical for educational opportunity. Today, digital resources are often integral to subject learning. Most teachers use them regularly, and most educators believe they have…

Gamification in the K-12 Classroom

The use of gamified resources is growing in school classrooms. So what exactly is gamification, why gamify learning, and how does it improve outcomes? Gamification is the integration of game principles, mechanics and design techniques into a non-game based context or activity. It is different to game-based learning, such as learning how to problem-solve by…

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