Early Literacy Skills Builder (ELSB) for Older Students App

NEW! An age-appropriate, early literacy program targeting National Reading Panel components

Product Features:

  • Features an adolescent character for older students learning foundational literacy skills
  • Provides seven levels, each with five lessons and an assessment
  • Reads instructional scripts aloud, letting educators focus on student behavior and learning
  • Incorporates systematic instruction and progress monitoring
  • Ideal for individual and small group instruction
  • Free version of app available for trying before buying  

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Product Name Item No. Price Qty
ELSB For Older Students App APP-EL-S07W $100.00
ELSB Older Students - 5 Apps APP-EL-S57W $375.00
ELSB Older Students - 20 Apps APP-EL-S207W $1,000.00



Meet Sam! She’s the adolescent character featured in our new Early Literacy Skills Builder for Older Students iPad App. Your older students with significant intellectual disability or autism, who still need to develop the foundations of literacy, will have Sam to help them along the way.

Using the same scope and sequence as ELSB iPad Appthis version was specifically designed to give older students who have not been exposed to foundational reading skills, age-appropriate activities to learn them. Seven levels present skills in 14 objectives including the conventions of print, phonemic awareness, letter-sound correspondence, listening comprehension, vocabulary, and writing. Skills increase in difficulty as students progress from Level 1 to Level 7.

The program incorporates the best practices of systematic and direct instruction. The app directs the student, provides feedback, and gathers data on the student’s performance. Instruction can be conducted with individual students or with groups. Students love creating an avatar to represent them. Avatars also appear on screen to indicate whose turn in the group it is to respond.

Sam Stories, describing the adventures of Sam, her family, and her friends, are read to students in the app. A writing activity focuses on new vocabulary. End-of-level assessments—scored instantly— help determine when to move students to the next level.

Also available as  software or part of the ELSB for Older Students Blended Curriculum.

Compatible with iPad, iOS 6 or later, Android 6.0 or later.



Additional Info

Additional Info

Age Group Secondary
Subject English Language Arts, Literacy
Copyright 2017
Platform iOS, Android

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