Does F.I.R.S.T. support striving older readers?
Yes! The program is ideal for students in Pre-K through to grade 2 but can also be used by older students who may struggle with reading. Struggling older readers benefit from our strong oral language component as well as our scaffolded instruction. Ooka Island begins with an introduction to the 44 English sounds, as well as an introduction to basic language. Not only do these elements gradually increase in difficulty as the player progresses, but Ooka Island will adapt to a student's reading level as it gathers more data and reporting on their progression through the program.