It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Enter to Win.

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Thank you teachers for the dedication to the success of your students.

To show our appreciation, one lucky winner will receive a Spring Gift Basket.

ENTER BY FRIDAY, MAY 10th, 11:59 pm ET
WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN ON MAY 11, 2013.

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May 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm Leave a comment

Complimentary eBooks for Qualified Reviewers!

EPS Literacy and Intervention recently launched decodable eBooks for building essential reading skills and reading intervention. The S.P.I.R.E.® (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) decodable eBooks are available for use on iPad®, Kindle and NOOK®.

EPS values the feedback of educators working with students who need a direct, systematic and sequential approach to reading.  We will provide up to two complimentary eBooks to qualified educators.  There is no obligation to review, but your opinion would be appreciated by EPS and potential users who consider purchasing via Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or iTunes.

If you are interested in receiving up to two complimentary eBooks, please select from the titles below and enter your information at this link  – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W932M9W.

If you meet the reviewer criteria*, we’ll notify you via email and provide the complimentary eBook(s). We will send a reminder email asking that you consider posting a review to any or all of the three online retail venues.

The S.P.I.R.E.® (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) reading intervention program is appropriate for grades Pre-K-8+.  Click the first book for a slideshow view of covers and book descriptions.

If you are interested in receiving up to two complimentary eBooks, please select from the titles below and enter your information at this link  - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W932M9W.

*EPS Literacy and Intervention reserves the right to select potential reviewers based on criteria provided in the form submission.  EPS Literacy and Intervention strives to select reviewers who work closely with students who would benefit from using the S.P.I.R.E.® (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) reading intervention program.  This will provide us with constructive feedback that informs our product development initiatives that result in a superior product for educators. Complimentary review copies will be available while supplies last.

March 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

Join EPS at FETC 2013. Jan. 29 – 31, Orlando, FL.

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EPS is excited to exhibit at FETC 2013

Visit EPS Literacy and Intervention – leading publisher of K-12 blended-learning reading and math curriculum to build core skills and close the achievement gap for struggling students.  Here’s what we have in store for this important conference:

For EPS conference updates, follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/ss_eps) and look for #FETC and #edtech.

January 28, 2013 at 7:55 pm Leave a comment

November Giveaway! You Could Win a 1-Year Subscription (25 seats) for Wordly Wise 3000 Online.

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Win a 1-Year subscription (25 seats) for Wordly Wise® 3000 Online – a $375 value!  The same robust instructional content offered in the Wordly Wise 3000® print edition is now available in an online format.  The program is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and fits RTI Tiers 1 and 2.

Entering is easy!  Simply click this link and you’ll be taken to the entry form on the EPS web site – http://bit.ly/Te9vbV.  Your entry must be submitted by Thursday, November 29th, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.  We’ll select a winner using www.random.org on Friday, November 30th.  Winner will be notified by email and announced on the EPS Facebook  and Twitter feeds.  Be assured that we will never provide your name and email address to a third-party.  Good luck!

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Dynamic Vocabulary with Wordly Wise 3000® Online

Students can now enjoy the beloved Wordly Wise 3000® program in a new dynamic online format.  Keep students engaged with interactive activities as they master critical grade-level vocabulary and improve reading comprehension.  The program includes full audio support and features robust progress monitoring reports.  Learn more and watch a sample lesson online.

So where do the vocabulary words come from?

Every word in Wordly Wise 3000 Online was selected to expand critical grade-level vocabulary and improve reading comprehension.  They are the words commonly encountered in grade-level literature, textbooks, standardized tests, including the SAT and ACT. Word selection was based on importance, usefulness, and/or difficulty. Knowledge of the selected words can greatly improve students’ reading comprehension as well as standardized test results.

Wordly Wise 3000 Online provides the same robust content as the Wordly Wise 3000® print edition, with a number of enhancements that make it ideal for a wider variety of students, including those who struggle or those who are learning English.

Wordly Wise 3000 Online increases students’ academic vocabulary with:

  • multiple interactions with every word to ensure mastery
  • full audio support to help struggling students and English Language Learners
  • immediate corrective feedback that supports student success
  • appealing student interface that increases motivation
  • real-time formative data that drives instruction

In addition to traditional classroom-based learning, the program makes working independently easy.  Students can use Wordly Wise 3000 Online anywhere an internet connection is available. Online Help provides all they need to progress through the program.  In addition, teachers can download graphic organizers to help students extend their word knowledge offline.

It’s ideal for:

  • After-school programs
  • Summer school
  • Tutoring sites
  • Homework and enrichment

Teacher and Administrator Experience

Real-time, web-based reports allow teachers and administrators to monitor student progress and make timely instructional decisions.

Management and Reporting

  • View reports and manage students assignments
  • Track student progress from Pre-Test to Post-Test
  • Utilize real-time data to individualize instruction

 Online Teacher Resources

  • Teacher’s Guide with instructional strategies
  • Reporting information for easy reference
  • Word List for easy reference
  • Graphic Organizers to extend and enhance lessons
  • Level Completion Certificate for students

There are a number of resources available to help you learn more about Wordly Wise 3000 Online.  Click any of the links below for more information.

Research Paper
Wordly Wise 3000® Online,  Kenneth Hodkinson and Sandra Adams (Books 2–12), Cheryl Dressler (Books K–1)
By Ernest Balajthy, State University of New York 

Program Overview
Wordly Wise 3000® Online Program Overview – Levels 2-12

Pricing
Wordly Wise 3000® Online Order Form

EPS Literacy and Intervention website
Wordly Wise 3000® Online

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October 31, 2012 at 1:48 pm 1 comment

Use the Power of Tablets to Support Reading Intervention

SPIREEPS Literacy and Intervention launched its first eBooks for reading intervention at the 2012 Virtual Schools Symposium in New Orleans.  All 120 Illustrated Decodable Readers in the S.P.I.R.E.® (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) reading intervention program will be available December 2012 for use on iPad®, Kindle and NOOK®.

S.P.I.R.E. is a comprehensive and multisensory reading intervention program that integrates phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, spelling and comprehension in a 10-step lesson plan especially designed for struggling readers. S.P.I.R.E. has been used throughout the country with great success by thousands of students who need a direct, systematic and sequential approach to reading. Based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, S.P.I.R.E. is now in its third edition, which incorporates the most recent research regarding best practices in reading and language arts instruction. The program incorporates many opportunities for practice, ensuring students experience continuous and visible success.

The program’s Illustrated Decodable Readers will soon be available as eBooks, providing students with a new and engaging practice opportunity. The books’ captivating topics and illustrations will appeal to young and reluctant readers. Books increase in difficulty, so there is a wide variety of challenge within the series. Both teachers and parents will find S.P.I.R.E. eBooks fit easily into their children’s daily routines, either at school as part of independent reading or fluency practice, and at home where parents and their children can read the books together. To assist teachers and parents, each title includes lists of target phonic concepts and sight words, as well as phonics skills the students may already know.

“Research has long demonstrated that the key to improving student reading ability is to provide access to a wide variety of interesting and engaging books and allow students to make personal choices about what they want to read,” said Rick Holden, President, EPS Literacy and Intervention, a division of School Specialty. “With today’s launch of our first eBooks for struggling readers, teachers can now leverage the power of tablets to help students practice their reading skills anywhere, anytime.”

To find out more about S.P.I.R.E., visit eps.schoolspecialty.com/SPIRE.

October 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

10 Outstanding Educators Win Scholarship Awards

ROBERT G. AND ELEANOR T. HALL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDSCongratulations to ten educators from across the country and Puerto Rico – all passionate about their work with students with dyslexia – who attended the International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) 63rd Annual Conference in Baltimore this week as recipients of the 2012 Robert G. and Eleanor T. Hall Memorial Scholarships, sponsored by EPS Literacy and Intervention. Created to honor the founder of EPS and his wife, Eleanor Thurston Hall, these scholarships reward exemplary educators for the innovative instructional strategies they use to help their dyslexic students achieve at the highest levels.

As headmaster at Manter Hall School in Cambridge, Mass., Robert G. Hall founded EPS in 1952 to share quality literacy materials created by his faculty with other teachers around the country. He and his wife spent more than 60 years promoting and improving education, particularly for dyslexic children, through their involvement with the Orton Dyslexia Society, which became the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). The annual IDA Conference is attended by more than 3,000 teachers, educators, administrators, reading specialists, researchers, university faculty, psychologists, physicians and tutors and is considered the premier professional development conference dedicated to dyslexia. This year it is accompanied by an Inaugural IDA Conference for Parents.

All successful scholarship applicants submitted essays describing where and how they encounter dyslexia, their experiences and knowledge about teaching students with dyslexia and other related learning disabilities, how the conference sessions will improve their abilities as an educator and how they will be able to apply the knowledge they gain from attending the IDA conference.

“All of the recipients of this year’s scholarships have a deep interest in helping students with dyslexia reach their highest potential and graduate ready for success in college and in life,” said Rick Holden, President, EPS Literacy and Intervention. “We are honored to be a part of these dedicated educators’ paths in finding ways to help every student succeed and to advocate for them within their school systems and communities.”

The 2012 Robert G. and Eleanor T. Hall Memorial Scholarship recipients and their plans for using what they learn at the IDA conference follow:

Lois Bartelt, resource specialist, East Coloma Elementary School, Dixon, Ill., plans to attend the conference to learn new ideas and techniques to boost reading success with her students, and to share her knowledge among the faculty at her school, particularly those providing Response to Intervention services. (more…)

October 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

Join EPS at the International Dyslexia Association Conference. Oct 25 – 27, Baltimore, MD.

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EPS is excited to participate in the

International Dyslexia Association Conference

Visit EPS/School Specialty® Literacy and Intervention – leading publisher of K-12 blended-learning reading and math curriculum to build core skills and close the achievement gap for struggling students.  Here’s what we have in store for this important conference:

  • Daily giveaways (register at out booth)
  • * Free Shipping * on all orders place at the IDA Conference
  • Exhibitor Presentation:  Friday, October 26th from 1:00-1:30 pm.   Sheila Clark-Edmands, author of the SPIRE reading program will be talking about SPIRE, the multisensory, reading intervention program.
  • Exhibitor Presentation: Saturday, October 27th from 8:30-9:30 am.  Diana Hanbury King, F/AGOPE, Founder, The Kildonan School , speak about “S2: Reversals” Strand History and Definition.
  • * New Product * The Wordly Wise 3000 vocabulary program just got an update – come see the new online version
  • Solution: Learn how S.P.I.R.E. helps Dyslexic students build reading success through multisensory, structured and spiraling curriculum.
  • Online Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring Assessment Systems (or Tools)
  • Solution:  Universal Screening and how to do get efficient and accurate results with our new online assessment system
  • Solution: Reach struggling adolescent readers with the new, engaging MCI intervention program.  Blends teacher-led and online activities.
  • Solution: Path Driver Assessment Systems
  • Solution: Customized Intervention Solution of our proven blended, online, print & tactile programs
  • Solution: Academy online intervention software that increases student achievement

For EPS conference updates, follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/ss_eps) and look for #IDAConference.

October 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm Leave a comment

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