Lexia Core 5
Kindergarten through Second Grade
About Lexia - Lexia Reading Core5 is a technology-based instructional program that provides students the explicit instruction needed to accelerate mastery of reading skills. Activities within the program adapt based on a student's individual performance.
Use your child's Core5 level as a guide and build reading skills through these at-home activities for kindergarten.
Level 1 - Play games to practice rhyming and categorizing! Say a word, like log, and see if your child can come up with words that rhyme, like dog or hog. Or, give them a catergory, such as animals, and see how many he/she can think of.
Level 2 - Play games to build sound awarness and vocabulary as you look for objects around you. Say a sound, like /m/, and see if your child can find soemthing that starts with that sound.
Level 3 - Continue to build sound awarness and vocabulary by counting sounds of objects around you (/d/-/i/-/sh/ has 3 sounds!), and look for common sight words in books.
Level 4 - Go on a sound treasure hunt. Pick a sound, like /p/, and see how many things your child can find that begin or end witht hat sound.
Level 5 - READ together! Find consonant-vowel-conconant (cvc) words like lap and hat, and common sight words, like said and come, for him/her to read on their own.
Use your child's Core5 level as a guide and build reading skills through these at-home activities for first grade.
1. Practice spelling conconant-vowel-conconant (CVC) words, like lap and hat, and common sight words, like said and come, for him/her to try reading on their own.
2. Write silly sentences together using new word patterns. Try using word families and contractions. Choose the best one(s) to act out or illustrate.
3. Share notes with each other so that your child can practice reading and writing compound workds (pancake) and words with vowel teams (boat, treat).
4. Practice as you cook! Choose a recipe and read it together. Have your child write and categorize the ingredients. When you are done, have him/her tell someone else the steps to the recipe using sequence words, like, first, then, and finally.
Use your child's Core5 level as a guide and build reading skills through these at-home activities for second grade.
1. Read long words together! If your child gets stuck, look for small word parts. For soem words, like "basket", read one syllable at a time (bas-ket). For other words, like jumping, look for the suffix (-ing) and base word (jump).
2. Practice asking and answering questions as you talk about your day using words like who, what, where, when, why, and how. Ask your child questions, such as, "What did you eat for lunch?" and have him/her respond in a complete sentence.
3. Look and listen for similes (as fast as lightening) and metaphors (she is sunshine) in books or movies, on television, or in conversation. Try to use them to describe things around you.