Lexia is a computer programme that helps children develop their literacy skills independently and at their own pace. It has been used in education for 30 years and is one of the most researched and respected reading programmes in the world.  All of Lexia’s products are designed according to the latest scientific findings in education and are centred on empowering children by helping them to learn independently. Lexia has a personalised approach to learning for each child: it tracks each child’s progress, targets strengths and weaknesses, and even has printable certificates for when a child has passed a milestone achievement.  

All of Lexia’s products are designed according to the latest scientific findings in education. According to The National Reading Panel of the United States government, there are five critical skills that students must master in order to become proficient readers: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Lexia helps children develop in all these areas in a fun, engaging and interactive way.  

Using Lexia, students work independently at their own pace through individualized learning paths to develop fundamental reading skills in a structured, sequential manner. Teachers are notified when students require support or intervention and are provided with the resources for face-to-face instruction. Orchardside School has many members of staff trained to use Lexia and to help develop our students’ literacy.  

Lexia Core 5 for younger students 

Lexia Core5® Reading supports educators in providing differentiated literacy instruction for students of all abilities, particularly at Key Stage 3. Lexia’s research-proven program provides systematic, personalized learning in the five areas of reading instruction, targeting skill gaps as they emerge, and providing feedback to the student and to the school. 

  • Engages and motivates students in a game-like environment 

  • Provides progress-monitoring student data without a test 

  • Accessible via iPad, Chromebook, or browser 

Lexia Power Up for older students 

Lexia PowerUp Literacy is designed to help students in Key Stage 4 become proficient readers and confident learners. PowerUp helps educators simultaneously address gaps in fundamental literacy skills while helping students build the higher-order skills they need to comprehend, analyse, evaluate, and compare increasingly complex literary and informational texts.  

  • Address the instructional needs of a wide range of reader profiles 

  • Engage, challenge, and motivate adolescent students to take ownership of their learning 

  • Help students develop the skills they need to succeed in content-area classes 

Website Link 

Lexia Learning 

Student Website Links

  1. Lexia Core 5 
  2. Lexia PowerUp 

Google Classroom


User guide videos

  1. Lexia Core 5:  Click here for user guide
  2. Lexia PowerUp:  Click here for user guide

How-to guides

  1. Lexia Core 5: Lexia Core 5
  2. Lexia PowerUp: Lexia PowerUp






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