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New iLit Whitepaper

The iLit team is proud to announce a new whitepaper presented by one of iLit's distinguished authors, Jim Cummins.  Please click here to view the article and ask questions.

New Feature! Selective Broadcast for iLit 90/ELL/45

Discuss and ask questions here

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

Lisa Stockdale and Kate Stecklein joined iLit Professional Learning Community
3 hours ago
Kate Stecklein updated their profile
11 hours ago
Mari Lasnetski and Kajsa Freborg are now friends
13 hours ago
Jillian Campbell, lori m. bricks, Karen alexander-romeo and 1 more joined iLit Professional Learning Community
Wednesday
Joseph Bartlett posted a blog post
The iLit team is happy to bring you an outstanding whitepaper written by distinguished iLit author, Jim Cummins.  Dr. Cummins is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and has extensive experience in the areas of bilingual and multicultur…
Feb 14
Joseph Bartlett and Maria D'Alimonte are now friends
Feb 14
Jennifer Marra and Mary Jo Anderson joined iLit Professional Learning Community
Feb 14
Dean berry, Megan Evers, Sandra Hernandez and 4 more joined iLit Professional Learning Community
Feb 13
Esther Ives Williams Kalbfleisch, Elizabeth Proud, Janet Chai and 6 more joined iLit Professional Learning Community
Feb 10
Yvette Hernandez Payne, M.Ed and Joi Cotton are now friends
Feb 9
Brenda Carlson and Joi Cotton are now friends
Feb 9
Yvette Hernandez Payne, M.Ed liked iLit PLC's article Planning, Pacing, and Scope & Sequence
Feb 9
Yvette Hernandez Payne, M.Ed liked iLit PLC's article About the Texts in iLit
Feb 9
Ken Mooney and Jane Heneghan joined iLit Professional Learning Community
Feb 9
Terri Davis, Cameron Cheek, Toby Westmoreland and 5 more joined iLit Professional Learning Community
Feb 8
Kimberlee Caldwell, Denise Conrado, Terrence Brandon and 13 more joined iLit Professional Learning Community
Feb 7
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Comments

  • I have been trying to find the supplemental lessons that are similar to interactive readers. They do exist right?
    • Hi Lerita. Are you asking about the Word Study and Word Reader assignments? These are located in Extra Practice.
  • Are there worksheets for students who need more phonics practice?
  • Can I set the translate language for each of my newcomer students? Also, many of my newcomers speak Pashto. Are you planning to add Pashto to the translate feature?
    • Hi Heather. We don't currently have Pashto. We can check with our vendor to see if it is being added. Every student has the ability to set the language on each of their devices.
  • I cleared my browsing data and I was then able to access the "assignments" tab. Whew!
    • Great news, Joanna! Thank you for letting us know.
  • We have just started using iLit and are having problems finding the writing narrative plan. We want our kids to review it before writing their narrative paragraph.

    Is there an instruction manual with the program in a PDF format?
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