Meet Sam! She's the adolescent character featured in 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.
The ELSB for Older Students web-based version is a one or three-year subscription for up to 20 students. Teachers can manage student access to apps, view results, and monitor student usage. Students can log directly into to the app or from a student desktop launch page.
The ELSB for Older Students software (excluding web-based) is a component of the ELSB for Older Students Blended Curriculum.
|Subject||English Language Arts, Literacy|
|Platform||Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Web-Based|
|Compatibility||Desktop: Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS 10.12 or higher. iOS v9.0 or higher. Android v6 or higher. Web version runs on Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks with the following minimum browser versions: Chrome v75, Safari v12.1, Microsoft Edge v18, and Firefox v67.|
|License||1 Device License|