A2i SaaS Provides:
Individualized Literacy Instruction
Once students take the online assessment, the A2i Professional Support System analyzes data to determine exactly the type and amount of instruction each student needs.
A. Teachers can create lesson plans to individualize instruction based on students’ skills and needs.
B. Literacy instruction seamlessly integrates into existing curriculum to meet the student where there are, providing the support needed to promote growth.
C. Instruction to meet A2i recommendations can come from any evidence-based source:
1. Core Curriculum
2. Teacher-Created Activities
3. Florida Center for Reading Research Activities
4. Other supplemental/intervention materials
Small Group Instruction
A2i creates groups of students with similar skills, within each classroom by analyzing students’ ability in vocabulary, decoding and comprehension to determine which group to place them in. This allows teachers to tailor lessons to groups of students who have different language and literacy needs.
A. Explicit instruction provided in small groups effectively builds reading skills and raises reading achievement. Individualized instruction using small groups is shown to be four times more effective in targeting learning needs.
B. The number of groups and final student placement remains in teachers’ control
Recommendations for Types of Instruction
A2i gives the following types of recommendations for amounts and types of instruction:
Code Focused Activities
Help students crack the code of reading, specifically skills related to letter-naming, letter-sound knowledge, phonological awareness, phonics, decoding/encoding, etc.
Meaning focused activities
Help children understand what they are reading and includes vocabulary, reading for understanding, comprehension strategies, and content knowledge.
Highly interactive, involving the whole class, small groups, or a single child. Small group and individual instruction is far more effective than whole class instruction.
Children working independently, in pairs, or in small groups and the students are responsible for focusing their own attention on the learning task.