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Literably and the Science of Reading

May 24, 2023

For two years, we’ve been working on a version of Literably designed for schools shifting towards the Science of Reading (SoR). In this post, you’ll learn about:: (1) Our New SoR Assessments, (2) Plans for Our Fluency Assessment, and (3) How Literably Can Help.

Resource Constrained Teachers Need Tech Solutions that Work FOR Them.

September 7, 2022

We’ve written about overburdened educators before, but teacher shortages and the need for more instructional time continue to be two of the most concerning issues facing our nation’s education system, so the topic seems worth revisiting.

Increase Student Engagement & Confirm Assessment Instructions with Literably Interactive Instructions

August 19, 2022

In an effort to mirror a familiar teacher-led experience, Literably Interactive Instructions imitates the student/teacher classroom interaction with a preview of the task and an opportunity to respond to it before the formal assessment begins.

Science of Reading: Understanding Scarborough's Rope

August 11, 2022

Science of Reading is a novel term, but it is hardly a new concept. Most in academia agree that Word Recognition and Language Comprehension are both required for reading mastery. The issue has long been understanding and implementation in the classroom. Given the 100s of skills and sub-skills that need to be measured, where does a teacher begin? We think it starts with technology that measures those skills and stores them for comparison and future reference.

Literably Spanish: Coming this FALL!

August 3, 2022

What lessons can Dual Immersion offer your classroom and how can Literably for Spanish change the way you think about teaching English Literacy? Find out TODAY!

Science of Reading: Challenges, Opportunities and Your Checklist for Implementation

June 3, 2022

Science of Reading (SoR) is a popular protocol, a proven format of early reading instruction that may significantly reduce the literacy gap. SoR is also an area of study that inspires our product development at Literably. We are committed to delivering the diagnostic insight on every student that is the basis for any remediation or K8 lesson plan. But ubiquitous, classroom implementation is not without its challenges. To be successful, we will a methodical approach.

We Just Landed $1M To Get Every Child in America Reading at Grade Level

May 24, 2022

Building a company is hard, especially in an industry like education. It requires unwavering support and a community of cheerleaders who believe in your vision. We are incredibly proud of what we’re building and grateful to find that support in the Institute for Education Sciences.

Literably’s Science of Reading Series: SoR 101, What Educators Should Know

May 17, 2022

“Science of Reading” (SoR) as a movement, has gained a lot of momentum over the last few years. But few people seem to be able to well define its elements beyond the support for phonics and phonological awareness. What exactly is required to align with SoR or implement a successful SoR-guided literacy program? As educators where do you start? In this series I'll attempt to tackle those questions and help you along the decision path that's right for your school or district.

3 Tips On K12 Reading Success From A Leading Literacy Coach

May 6, 2022

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we sat down with leading literacy coach, Susan Lavelle, to discuss what K12 reading success looks like. Susan is on special assignment at Union School District in the California Bay Area. She specializes in early literacy, reading, writing and reading intervention and believes that all children should not only learn how to read but learn to love to read.

New Year. New Story.

Thanks to all of our teachers and administrators who work tirelessly to help us refine our solution. We couldn’t do it without you & we’re grateful to serve you. So as we bid farewell to 2021, we look forward to writing a “new literacy assessment story”, one that meets educators where they are, doesn’t demand extra time, gives back valuable teaching hours and offers the insight that allows you to be the champions you are on behalf of our nation's students!

The Early Literacy Platform that Listens for Every Phoneme

November 10, 2021

We want to deliver a dependable and consistent “literacy backbone” for K-8 and a more well-rounded approach to remediation. How? By collecting and analyzing reading and literacy skills.

Five Tips for Maximizing Your Running Records

July 9, 2021

How should running records shape instruction? In this article, I offer 5 suggestions.

Tips for Communicating Reading Levels with Parents and Caregivers

July 10, 2021

“What’s my child’s reading level?” In this brief one-pager, my colleagues and I offer ten tips for responding to this common type of inquiry.