Instructional Model

Flexible and Adaptable. Exactly What You Need to Reach All Learners

The instructional model is flexibly structured in our solutions, iLit 90, iLit 45, iLit 20, and iLit ELL, and then paced to match the time structure within each – 90 minutes, 45 minutes and 20 minutes.

iLit90
90 minutes a day
Comprehensive ELA curriculum for readers 2 or many grades below level
Replaces core ELA curriculum
All parts of the instructional model covered every day:
• whole class
• small group
• independent practice
iLit45
40 - 45 minutes a day
Complementary ELA solution for readers 0 to many grades below level
Complements or replaces core ELA curriculum
4 parts of the instructional model covered every day.
Every lesson includes:
• whole class
• small group
• independent practice
iLitELL
40 - 45 minutes a day
ELL solution to accelerate English Language Proficiency
Complements core ELA curriculum and content area classes
4 parts of the instructional model covered every day.
Lessons focus on ELD and include:
• whole class
• small group
• independent practice
iLit20
15 - 20 minutes a day 2 - 5 days a week
Supplemental reading solution for all of today’s students
Self-paced independent supplement for in class or pull out
Focus on independent practice with opportunities for small group and independent work in a flexible delivery model.

Instruction for grades 3-12 with 7 levels spanning Elementary, Middle School, High School.

A Closer Look at What Makes iLit Special: Our Unique Instructional Model

A uniquely different, workshop model accelerates reading growth. And by reading growth we mean three, four, and five or more years of reading growth in a single year of instruction.

The Instructional Model:
A gradual release of responsibility

The iLit instructional model is made up of the following stages that gradually increase students’ independence with reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Time to read
Students read independently or in small-group book clubs, choosing from the library of more than 2000+ digital texts.
Vocabulary
Collaborative, whole-class or small group instruction in Word Study and academic vocabulary focuses on words students will encounter in context during Read Aloud, Think Aloud.
Read Aloud, Think Aloud
Teachers read aloud (or play professionally recorded audio) from an on-level anchor text — novels, nonfiction trade books, content area readers, poems, plays, articles, websites, short nonfiction texts, short stories, folklore — and use the instructional support and stopping points to model how good readers are.
Classroom Conversation
Students engage in collaborative conversation related to the weekly text.
Whole Group
Whole group instruction develops language arts skills and strategies.
Work Time
Students work independently and in small groups to apply and demonstrate what they’ve learned. Dozens of activity types are included, aligned to lessons and weeks of instruction.
Wrap up
Lesson closure and homework suggestions are provided.

Gradual Release of Responsibility

Independent readers in the making

I Do: Teacher Models
I Do, you help. Students contribute ideas.
Guided Practice
Small Group Discussion

Growth Comes from Engagement

Build a bridge to grade level text

Put thousands of fiction and nonfiction texts at students’ fingertips with a digital iTunes-like library so they can always find something they want to read. Beginning reader to over 2500 Lexile® level.
Give students practice for weekly skills and strategies at their precise reading level. 9 levels of Interactive Readers mean texts for every reader’s level.
Motivate and empower students by giving them control of their reading time.
Give students a first-person view into the habits of great readers. Provide rigor with a high-interest text where the teacher models the reading skills and strategies needed. With teacher guidance struggling readers gain access to a more complex text.
Interest inventories, ratings and reviews make reading personal.

Not Just Readers, Writers Too

Give students access to text, writing and the feedback they need to communicate their learning


How writing in iLit Works

Students practice writing and use evidence they find in the text to support their answer.
Writing practice emphasizes the skills students need to succeed in the real world. Stepped out guidance helps students plan and then write an argumentative paragraph supported by text evidence. Immediate feedback helps them revise their writing as they develop their writing skills.
Response prompts help students learn to find evidence in the text to support their answers.

Develop Foundational Literacy Skills

Prepare Students with the Skills they Need to Read at Grade Level with Interactive Wordstudy Readers by Elfrieda H. Hiebert, PhD

Bridge vocabulary to comprehension.
Use recorded oral reading to apply phonics skills for fluency and prosody.
Automatically score oral fluency for fast response.