PLATO Learning, Inc. has announced the release of Todos a leer con PLATO Achieve Now, designed to help English Language Learners (ELLs) develop literacy skills with materials in Spanish that cover key objectives in emergent literacy, reading comprehension, and vocabulary.
The Todos a leer con PLATO Achieve Now curriculum includes technology-based activities based on popular Spanish literature with animations and graphics to engage learners, according to the announcement. To enhance and encourage literacy acquisition, the program incorporates Spanish culture through art, stories, and characters with tools including audio and a glossary.
The technology component is complemented with a set of leveled books written in Spanish for guided, independent, and home-based reading; assessment materials to monitor student progress; and teacher's guides and literacy-in-a-flash cards to help teachers successfully integrate the program into their daily lesson plans and classroom activities.
A white paper outlining the research that informed the instructional methodologies and design of Todos a leer con PLATO Achieve Now as well as a description of the product's alignment to No Child Left Behind accountability mandates can be downloaded at http://www.plato.com/todospr.
Source: PLATO Learning, Inc., http://www.plato.com