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Reading Kingdom

Reading Kingdom

reading kingdom
Reading and writing
Reading Kingdom

Reading Kingdom teaches students to read and write with comprehension at a 3rd grade level (Lexile 750). The online platform has a starting test, and the results are used to optimize the learning path for the student. The program has a clear structure and study goals, which can be taken into use both at schools and homes.

Reading Kingdom’s innovative teaching techniques are based on a new “Phonics-PLUS” six skill model of reading instruction and do not rely solely on phonics-based decoding approach.

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Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Reading Kingdom provides well-thought, pre-curated material: The goals of use are clear and the material is chosen to support these goals (basic reading and writing skills). The child needs to actively both read and write to proceed and Reading Kingdom analyzes the results and provides further tasks according to the success.
When the student takes the starter test, the user's prior knowledge on the area is assessed and it affects the learning path. The provided information is quizzed until correct - the system directs the child to find the right answer and makes sure the child understands, what is the right answer in situations where the correct answer is not found. This makes success based on the ability to adapt knowledge that the solution delivers.
The solution provides specific information on the learning outcomes for each student. They can be compared, but the students don't compare their results with the other users. The solution has a clear start and finish: Each session has been designed for daily use. The baseline test enables varying the number of sessions needed for individual students.
The solution works for highly individual work on a personal learning path. The teacher may adjust the student's learning path and hand out diplomas. The teacher dashboard includes some additional resources, such as worksheets and activities. They are well suited for classroom use and can be done with small groups of children.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

The learning path of each user can be individually designed by the solution (and the teacher) according to the results of the placement test at the beginning of the learning process.
The solution approaches the reading and writing learning process from multiple angles and gives great support for learning.
Reading Kingdom has clear objectives and goals. The quality of the context is excellent and research-based. The user knows what the effects and results of practicing with Reading Kingdom are.
Reading Kingdom is safe for the child to use even without adult supervision. The programme can be used at school or at home.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Recognise, name and sound all lower- and upper-case letters and common letter patterns, displaying some word-identification strategies when reading instructional and independent-level texts.
Compare sounds and patterns in words found in texts in various genres across the curriculum.
Use basic conventions of print and sentence structure.
Recognise, name and sound letters and use some correct spellings, drawing on their sound and letter patterns to try out invented spelling.
Acquire appropriate vocabulary to support the independent comprehension of text.
Spell high-frequency and high-interest words accurately.
Write upper- and lower-case letters as separate, flowing letters and present texts in a range of formats.
Use knowledge of letter- sound correspondences and common spelling patterns to accurately spell words.
Use appropriate reference materials to independently check and correct spelling.
Acquire appropriate vocabulary to support the comprehension of text shared by the teacher or read independently.
Read instructional and independent-level texts in a range of genres with reasonable pace and understanding, and self-correct independently.
Use conventions of print and sentence structure to help understand text.
Identify and use basic conventions of print in text.
Attend to, take part in and enjoy listening to reading and talking about the meaning and interpretation of written words and illustrations with others, recognising themselves as readers.
Choose, read and communicate about text in a range of genres and languages for pleasure and interest.
Talk about and use new vocabulary as it arises, drawing on context and identifying words with similar meaning and words with similar sounds but different meaning.

Soft skills learning goals

Practicing keyboard skills and touch typing
Learning the basics of spelling
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Practicing persistent working
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Practising visual recognition
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
Practicing fine motor skills
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practicing to use information independently and interactively
Using technology as a part of explorative process
Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
Using technology resources for problem solving
Learning to combine information to find new innovations
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Practicing to notice causal connections
Learning to notice causal connections
Practicing categorization and classification
Practicing communication through different channels
Practicing memorizing skills
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Learning to plan and design own written content and textual representations
Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
Learning to face failures and disappointments
Practicing to find, evaluate and share information
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts
Building common knowledge of technological solutions and their meaning in everyday life
Developing problem solving skills
Creating requirements for creative thinking

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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