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Faughanvale Primary School, Greysteel, Co.Derry

Lexia Core 5


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Lexia Core 5

Lexia Reading Core5, computerised program specifically designed to develop pupil reading skills through personalized learning. Our school is using Core5 as part of our curriculum in reading and language arts – and we see this program as an effective way to building the reading and spelling skills of our pupils.

At the beginning of the program, selected pupils complete a placement activity in Core 5 to determine their appropriate individualised starting level. Following this, pupils can work independently both in school and at home, completing the set tasks at their own pace.

Below we have included a brief synopsis of how the program works.

Students develop fundamental literacy skills in six areas of reading instruction that have been identified by national reading experts: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

  • Students receive scaffolding, corrective feedback, and direct instruction in Core5 when needed. 


  • Each student’s teacher will monitor his or her progress and performance in the online activities through data reports. These reports help teachers to determine if a student is struggling with a specific skill and requires targeted, teacher-led instruction.


  • Students may also receive paper-and-pencil activities that provide offline practice to further improve and expand their skills. They may work on these activities in school, or they bring them home to complete as out-of-class work.