Overview: Below is a short letter that teachers can feel free to copy/paste (and edit) and then send to parents who would like to learn more about Literably.
I'm writing to tell you about Literably, a tool I will be using this school year to help identify areas where your student can improve in reading.
Literably is an assessment that screens students' reading abilities in oral reading fluency, comprehension, phonics, and phonological awareness. It also monitors their progress as readers and helps to diagnose skill gaps.
Literably records students reading aloud when they take an assessment. Literably’s trained graders then score each student assessment, and I get an email within 24 hours with the results. Literably provides me with a variety of data about your student’s reading progress, which may include:
- Your student’s independent reading level = the level where they can read easily for pleasure without any (or little) assistance from me.
- Your student’s instructional reading level = the level where they can still read successfully but may need more assistance from me and may, at times, feel “stretched” or challenged in their thinking.
- Your student’s phonological awareness skills = the ability to recognize and manipulate the spoken parts of sentences and words(e.g., the word “bat” is made up of three sounds, “b”, “a”, and “t”)
- Your student’s phonics skills =the understanding that there is a relationship between the letters of written language and the sounds of spoken language (e.g., the sound “k” can be spelled as c, k, ck, or ch).
- Your student’s mastery of comprehension standards =the ability to answer different types of multiple-choice questions, each of which targets a particular comprehension skill (e.g. the ability to sequence a story, the ability to understand a story’s main idea).
Literably helps me to track your student's progress in reading and to identify the areas where I need to focus my instruction. It also allows me to share recordings with parents, so I may be sending you these recordings as evidence of your student's progress.
If you have any questions about Literably, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. You can also learn more about Literably at www.literably.com.