How iLit Works
iLit is Driven by the Teacher’s Instruction
The iLit classroom hub creates a totally interactive classroom! It allows for real-time communication between teacher and student devices, pushes content to student screens during instruction, and provide real-time alerts for teachers on student engagement and progress.
The iLit Class Period
Each day begins with the students reading a self-selected title from the thoughtfully curated high-interest leveled library, which culls Pearson’s vast collection of Penguin, DK, Adapted Classics and other libraries. Students conference with the teacher weekly or twice a week to check engagement and comprehension.
The daily instruction allows for gradual release of control utilizing an effective Workshop Model. It is NOT an online skill-and-drill self-paced tutorial.
Through explicit shared reading of a complex text, the teacher models the fluency and meta-cognition of a successful reader while teaching important skills and strategies to fill reading deficiency gaps. Students process daily reading, applying both strategies and reading themes to daily life, during guided classroom conversation.
Reading Cannot Be Measured By Multiple Choice
Finally, iLit is the only reading intervention program that recognizes that reading comprehension cannot be measured only by multiple-choice tests. Students should also be able to summarize a text’s key points. iLit makes this task more meaningful to the student and easier to manage for the teacher. By leveraging all of Pearson’s award-winning proprietary technology learning solutions, iLit is able to provide students real-time feedback and coaching on informal summary writing and formal essays. Scaffolded hints and personalized feedback allows the students to write and re-write independently, practicing skills in a safe engaging environment before submitting for grading. It is the only reading intervention program with technology-based writing coaching