Category Archives: Elementary Level Learners

Second Grade: Meeting Whole-Class Reading Needs

Reading Challenge: Teaching 19 Second Graders at a Range of Reading Levels School Profile: Dennis Elementary School, Springboro, OH 843 students; Grades 2-5; 14% Free/Reduced lunch The Story: After teaching fourth […]

Third Grade Students Learn the Power of Words and Literacy

Reading Challenge: Maintaining consistency in serving a highly transient student population with a large number of English language learners. At Red Rock Elementary School in Gallup, New Mexico, third grade […]

Learning Disabled Elementary School Students Excel on MVRC

Reading Challenge: Making progress with first-to-fifth grade students who face a range of learning disabilities such as dyslexia, autism and other challenges. At Sherwood Elementary School in the Pulaski County […]

Tech-Savvy Intervention Manager Harnesses Grapevine for Educator Buy-In

Reading Challenge: Promoting use of MindPlay as a K-12 reading solution. Houston Independent School District’s Intervention Program Manager, Mary Miner, says it was viral communication about MindPlay’s success that inspired […]

An Elementary School Principal Leads a School-Wide Literacy Transformation

The Challenges: When Dr. Sonya Campbell first arrived at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville, South Carolina in the fall of 2013, she faced a slew of challenges. The 450 Kindergarten- […]

A Coordinator of Continuous Improvement Supports a Transitioning District

Reading Challenge: Guiding Reading Intervention Across 13 K-12 Schools As Coordinator of Continuous Improvement for the Manor Independent School District in Manor, Texas, Jennifer Brewer describes herself as the “middleman” […]

Struggling Third-Graders Make Quick and Dramatic Gains

Reading Challenge: More than 50 percent critical ESL, ELL struggling and dyslexic readers “What’s powerful is that students can see and hear word pronunciations through an actual reading coach,” says […]

Primary Grade Non-Reader Clicks with Personalized Solution

Reading Challenge: Dyslexic Second-Grader Struggles with Literacy Basics Emmie’s Story: Second-grader Emmie would sit in class with her head down, discouraged and not participating, and any activities that involved reading […]

First and Second Graders Develop Skills and a Love of Reading

By Jeannie Kionka Reading Challenge: To ensure all first and second grade students are on grade level in reading, and to boost skills and enthusiasm for reading and writing in […]

Students Make Outstanding Reading Gains Using MVRC with Fidelity

An Interview with Shelli Treely, Reading Coach, Moran Elementary School; Osceola, IN During our last school year (2015-16), approximately 60 students worked on MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC) with fidelity. […]