MindPlay has taught millions of people to read.
MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach® (MVRC)
is MindPlay’s premier online reading program, designed to improve students’ reading performance quickly using innovative technology for academic success.
MVRC is the complete K-Adult reading intervention solution that aligns with the Texas State Standards for English Language Arts and Reading (Download TEKS here); including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language. Students advance through grade specific standards and meet proficiency as stated in Reading Foundational Skills, Literature, Informational Text, and Language Standards.
MVRC is appropriate for all students including English Language Learners at a Basic level or higher. The Virtual Reading Coach uses video clips or “Virtual Coaches” that guide the student though the lesson and activities that they need in order to improve their reading. The principal instructors for assessment, phonics and phonemic awareness are certified speech pathologists and therefore, provide correct, clear articulation and pronunciation of English sounds needed by struggling readers and second language learners. MVRC is a valuable, proven reading program for students with a wide range of proficiency levels, including teen and adult learners and accelerate learners.
MVRC serves as a core reading program for Tier 1 students and intervention for students in Tier 2 and Tier 3.
MVRC is appropriate for students of all ages and in disparate categories, including: adult education, GED preparation, English Language Learners, bilingual education and special education.
MVRC provides differentiated instruction based on each student’s initial diagnostic testing and can be used by all students. The diagnostic tests, progress monitoring results, and student performance determine lesson assignment. Students are assigned targeted instruction based on needs.
MVRC accommodates students with diverse reading skills and instructional needs. It is effective with students of all ages and in disparate categories, including: adult education, GED preparation, English Language Learners, bilingual education, and special education. MVRC can serve as a core reading program (Tier 1), as well as intervention for students in Tier 2 and Tier 3.
Program Design and Methods
MVRC teaches students to comprehend grade level text and to read that text fluently. An MVRC student first becomes proficient in phonological awareness and phonics skills if needed. When a student demonstrates accurate decoding skills, he also receives grammar and meaning instruction. Finally, MVRC delivers explicit fluency training to improve silent reading rate. Improvement in comprehension and fluency are simultaneous goals. The interactive activities help students stay focused and accelerate their progress.
MVRC offers Embedded Teacher Intelligence® using methods and strategies of successful reading teachers and speech pathologists. Each student works toward 100% mastery at his or her own pace.
For students, MVRC® provides
- interactive lessons with media-rich content.
- direct, explicit, and systematic instruction.
- scaffolded instruction and remediation.
- virtual reading specialists and speech pathologists.
- self-paced and mastery-based instruction.
- immediate and specific feedback.
For teachers and administrators, MVRC provides
- real-time access to reports and student data.
- instructional delivery that is automated and adaptive.