Integrates the interests, knowledge, and lived experiences of diverse learners.
Invites students to explore their reading preferences and those of their peers.
Uses modeling and imaginative play to support equitable learning experiences.
- Expands Vocabulary and World Knowledge
- Increases Self/Social Awareness
- Increases Reading Self-efficacy
- Increases Reading Engagement
- Increases Reading Motivation
- Supports Reading Identity Development
An Innovative Reading Tool
(Available 2023-2024 School Year)
Reading So Lit™ is a web-based reading identity exploration and assessment platform for grades preK-5. It leverages multimedia teaching modules and strengths-based student self-assessments. This AI-enabled tool supports in-person or virtual learning and can be facilitated by classroom teachers, other child-serving professionals, and teen instructors. Reading So Lit has been implemented successfully during the school day and out-of-school time.
This innovative reading tool integrates Science of Reading research outlined in the Advanced Education Research and Development Fund’s 2022 concept paper, “Reading Reimagined: A New Inclusive Research and Development Initiative,” which highlights how improvements in non-academic elements of reading (i.e. reading identity, self-efficacy, engagement, motivation) accelerate reading achievement among underserved and neurodiverse learners.
Helping preK-5 students explore, understand, and articulate their reading preferences increases self-awareness and social-awareness – two pillars of social-emotional learning. Reading So Lit generates actionable, strengths-based data about the reading content and conditions that students find personally meaningful, relevant, and engaging. This reading platform helps educators and administrators make student-centered decisions about content, instruction, and learning environments.