For K-3 Learners

FREE during the COVID-19 national emergency

Learning Ovations is responding to the national crisis created by COVID-19 and a specific request from the U.S. Department of Education and Institute of Education Sciences by introducing the LEARNING OVATIONS Home Literacy Coach (appropriate for all students grades K to 3).

This web-based application provides both a guide and resources for parents and caregivers to maintain their child’s growth in reading.

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How It Works

Children take brief online quizzes that identify their reading needs.

Home Literacy Coach recommends how much time to spend on four different types of activities. It then links to the right fit practice activities for families to view or print for learning at home.

Individualized language arts lessons are calibrated daily to match the child’s exact need. Requiring no more than 15 minutes at a sitting and no specialized training, the proprietary algorithms embedded in Home Literacy Coach are the same evidence-based supports that teachers in classrooms across the country have used in achieving transformative reading success for ALL their students.

This technology helps parents or caregivers meet the home-study needs of children in their care. This tool is offered free of charge while schools are experiencing closures related to the COVID-19 national emergency.

Quizzes and materials in Home Literacy Coach are available in English only.

What It Does

Our research shows that every child needs different amounts of different types of literacy instruction when learning to read. Home Literacy Coach balances the amount and type of instruction to ensure a customized plan for each child.

Home Literacy Coach breaks down literacy activities into four areas.

  • Adult and Child: Phonics, Spelling and Fluency

    These activities help students decode letters and sounds into speech to “crack the code” of reading.

    Activities include: Teaching students the recommended activities, identifying sounds and letters, sounding out words, and spelling.

  • Independent Practice: Phonics, Spelling and Fluency

    Student should spend time practicing these skills independently.

    Activities include: Completing the recommended activities after adult instruction, matching letters and sounds, playing word games or practicing spelling.

  • Adult and Child: Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Writing

    These activities help students understand the content of what is being read and build their language, vocabulary, writing and comprehension skills.

    Activities include: Teaching students the recommended activities, reading to students, discussing the meaning of new words and summarizing books they read.

  • Independent Practice: Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Writing

    Student should spend time practicing these skills independently.

    Activities include: Completing the recommended activities after adult instruction, reading books either aloud or on their own, illustrating stories they’ve read, writing, or summarizing stories.

Time is the other important element to consider! Home Literacy Coach uses an easy to read pie chart to indicate how much time each child needs to spend in specific areas of learning. Families use these recommendations and links to free reading resources to ensure their children are getting the amount and type of instruction they need.

Teacher Connection

Let your child’s teacher know what you’re working on!

Whether you’re in a current Learning Ovations partner school or not, let us know if you want us to send a message to your child’s teacher about what they’re working on.