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2017 iPad Announcement

Please click the link here to see our announcement about iPads and iLit in 2017.

When do you send out the MOY GRADE?

Everyone is asking!  Please join the conversation here.

New iLit Documents and Guides

We are happy to provide you some new pacing guides, scope and sequences, as well as a new data and reporting guide.  Please see the links below.

iLit Data and Reporting Guide

iLit ELL/45 Scope and Sequence

iLit ELL/45 Pacing Guide: Level F

iLit FAQ

Nominate Your Favorite ELL Teacher

We're Just Getting Started!

We Missed You!

 

iLit U - Summer Edition

Thank you Teachers!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, iLit wants to say THANK YOU to our outstanding teachers.  

"Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind.  The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another." - Marva Collins

Thank you for being that SPARK!

iLit PLC reaches 1000!

We now have 1000 members enrolled in the iLit Professional Learning Community!  Thank you to our teachers, administrators and support staff who joined in the site's first year.  

Visit often to stay informed about iLit with updates on new releases, teaching content, and of course professional learning!

New Reporting Tools for Administrators

Step 1) Log into Classview (classview.co)
Step 2) Click on REPORTING in the blue navigation bar.
Step 3) Locate and click on EXPORTABLE REPORTS.
Step 4) You are provided options to export Reading Growth and Skill-based Reports.
Step 5) Click EXPORT.  The report you chose will download as a .csv file, viewable in Excel or any other spreadsheet program.
 
 
For the Reading Growth Report - The columns identify the Grade Level Equivalency (GLE) of each student that completed that week's Interactive Reading assignment.  If you don't see data for specific weeks, either the student did not complete the Interactive Reader or the teacher did not score the Interactive Reader.  Please email your Project Manager if you have questions about Reading Growth or the Interactive Reader.
 
For the Skill-based Report - The columns identify which Skill Set and Skill are being reported.  The numbers listed are cumulative percentages based on assignments and assessments in iLit tagged with those skills.  For example, an 88 in the column labeled Grammar:Pronouns is the percentage mastery of all assignments and assessments tagged with this skill.  Please email your Project Manager if you have questions about Skill-based reporting or how to read the reports.

iLit Success Stories

Student success is what drives the iLit team.  Please see the latest success stories curated by our iLit team.  Feel free to send your success story to joseph.bartlett@pearson.com

From Milissa in Indiana - 

"Okay so I didn't think I could get prouder of my kids or iLit but it just happened!  We have always kept our technology at the school but this year they have had Chomebooks and we allowed them to take them home last night.  Now mind you these are 6th graders that have free Chromebooks on a Friday!!! Instead of goofing around MY KIDS came home and worked on iLit assignments, emailed me questions, and are ASKING for more writing assignments!!!!  Thank you iLit!!! "

iLit App Release

Download the latest iLit Apps from PearsonAppStore.com 

This release is iLit 5.2.4.  You can also launch iLit in your browser through the Pearson App Store to ensure you're viewing the latest version.  Remember to clear your browser cache or history on a regular basis!

Have you cleared your browser lately?

We recommend periodically clearing your browsing history by clearing the browser's cache and cookies.  Learn how on our Support page here.

iLit wins the 2015 Tech & Learning magazine Award of Excellence

The winning products will be featured in the December 2015 issue of “Tech & Learning” magazine, as well as on its website.

Honored for the third consecutive year, the iLit mobile app is a comprehensive digital literacy solution designed to produce two or more years of reading growth in an academic year for students in grades 4-10. The intervention program offers personalized learning support based on students’ instructional needs, with engaging interactivities and built-in reward systems that motivate and track progress.
 
Developed to accelerate English language development, iLit ELL’s proven, research-based, digital intervention is enhanced with explicit, point-of-use scaffolding and content to support English language development so English learners can build academic language through word study; develop prosody with the English language; engage in academic discourse by improving English language production; and become independent readers who are successful working at grade level.

Engaging Adolescent Readers

Read this month's Inspired Blog post by iLit author, William G. Brozo, on engaging adolescent readers by relating what students are reading in school to what is going on in their own world.  

Announcements

iLit teachers and administrators,

Thank you for all that you do every day to help your students overcome challenges and develop into strong readers and communicators. We are here to partner with you and support you in every way possible to help you succeed.

To help support you, we launched this Professional Learning Community just over a month ago. We have been excited to see more and more teachers and administrators from across the country—and the globe—joining the community each week.

Here we will post new articles from our authors, provide suggested activities, announce new features, add teaching resources (including many printable resources), and offer professional development support. Please let us know what else we can do to support you. 

Two recently added features that you may want to check out: the Poll and Buzz features. Found in the lower right-hand corner of the Teacher App under the label “Connect,” these features allow you to create your own whole-class polls and assessments on the fly, send individual students or the whole class messages, and reward students with stars for strong performance. To send comments and stars to students, select the students from the list, either type in comments or select the ones that are pre-populated, add stars as appropriate, then hit “Buzz.” At the end of the week, you can project the top stars for the class by tapping or clicking “Project Top Stars.”

Last week we released the latest version of iLit: 5.2.3.    

You can check that you are using this version by clicking on the three dots (...) in the toolbar at the bottom right of the Teacher or Student App.

Visit PearsonAppStore.com to download the updated apps or to launch the newest version in your browser.  It is a good idea to periodically clear your browsing history to be sure you are launching the newest version.

New! iLit Welcome Letter for Parents & Caregivers

Find a Welcome letter for home communication in English and Spanish under Teacher Resources here.

Activity

Maria D'Alimonte and Talia Robinson joined iLit Professional Learning Community
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Pat Waddle, Greta Benavides, Amy J. McCurdy and 8 more joined iLit Professional Learning Community
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Friday
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Jan 12
Joshulyn Johnson liked Nicole Franks's article Word Study Skills
Jan 11
Bet Kolstad, Michelle Black, Tamara Sutton and 16 more joined iLit Professional Learning Community
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Jan 10
Samara Palko, Cristela Davila, Daniel James Lealos and 5 more joined iLit Professional Learning Community
Jan 9
Maureen Ortiz and Joi Cotton are now friends
Jan 6
Janine Silvia, Paul Carrillo and Michelle Karp joined iLit Professional Learning Community
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Alice Stallworth, Beth Ford, Stephanie Green and 5 more joined iLit Professional Learning Community
Jan 5
Tabitha Mortenson is now a member of iLit Professional Learning Community
Jan 4
maricela h garcia and Connie Sisneros are now friends
Jan 3
Angelina Luna and Connie Sisneros are now friends
Jan 3
Jessica Sjule and Connie Sisneros are now friends
Jan 3
Mary Davis, Greg Rohrs and Connie Sisneros joined iLit Professional Learning Community
Jan 3
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Comments

  • On the GRADE assessment, how many questions does a student need to answer right or wrong in order to score at a certain Lexile level? Is there a chart?
    • Hi Marisa. GRADE doesn't compute Lexile scores. The completion of GRADE produces a Grade Level Equivalent (GLE). The completion and scoring of the Interactive Reader produces the Lexile score.
  • I have 2 students who are not getting interactive readers even though they are assigned them by me weekly on ilit20. The one student has not done an interactive reading since Week 7 and we are on week 16. What is the problem?
    • Hi Diane. Thank you for your patience. Have both students finished the Word Reader assignments that are assigned along with the Interactive Reader? Please feel free to email me at joseph.bartlett@pearson.com and we can discuss further.
  • I think that the students need to have the ability to skip the videos blocked. This function would help the students understand what they are suppose to do before they skip ahead of it.
  • I would love if everything had the ability to be read to the students, such as assignment directions, directions for interactive readers, etc. beyond the books.
    • Hi Andrea. Thank you for your question. New this year in iLit is for all iPractice assignments to have translation and read aloud capabilities. Click on any of the text in the iPractice assignments and your students will see the options.
  • Crystal, you asked about more YA books to read as a group. Check out the Supplemental Lessons (top left of screen, in the black bar). There are books and activities for book clubs/literature circles and some alternate Read Aloud, Think Aloud lessons.
  • Sometimes I am asked to print out student work for things like independent study. Is there a way to do this in iLIT? It would be amazing if individual assignments could be downloaded as PDFs and printed.
    • I agree Danielle!
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