Early Literacy Skills Builder (ELSB) for Older Students Software

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


Product Name Item No. Price Qty
ELSB For Older Students Software EL-SSF07W $199.00
ELSB Older Students Software - 5 Pack EL-SSF57W $745.00
ELSB Older Students Software - 20 Pack EL-SSF207W $1,990.00



Meet Sam! She’s the adolescent character featured in our new Early Literacy Skills Builder for Older Students Software. 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 Software, this 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 software 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 software. 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 an iPad APP or part of the ELSB for Older Students Blended Curriculum.


Additional Info

Additional Info

Age Group Secondary
Subject English Language Arts, Literacy
Copyright 2017
Platform Windows, Mac
Media Type CD
License 3 Computer License

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