Teacher Review for Lalilo

Lalilo is an effective , engaging program that helps teachers to provide their students with a solid foundation for learning to read.

Mkarin t.
Classroom teacher
Meadows Elementary
Topeka, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My students utilize Lalilo for about 20 minutes each day. When possible, they will have two sessions a day. We use Lalilo as a station during guided reading to provide student- specific instruction based on both their individual phonetic foundational needs and comprehension levels. The activities I assign are based on the data I get from their time on Lalilo.
My Take
Lalilo is an effective web-based program that addresses the foundational ELA needs of early learners. I have found that the data produced by my students through their work on Lalilo is very consistent with what I am Seeing in classroom work and district performance assessments. The students in my first class are generally engaged in their program and work requirements on Lalilo. At times, I do see that the kids seem to get bored or lose interest in the program. In questioning my students, I have found consistency in response: it gets boring after a while, it needs more colors and pictures, it needs songs or music, the stories are boring. I appreciate the information that I can get from the data that is collected from each students’ work. I use the data to guide some of my small group phonics instruction and, also, to look for trends in students I am considering for referral due to academic concerns. I would like to see a little more to those reports. Time on task would be very helpful. How long are they actually working? Is there a pattern of “stalling” that I could see in the data? Overall, I find Lalilo to be a solid program that addresses the decades old issue of teaching phonics without creating holes that will later become roadblocks to fluent reading. Thank