Learning Upgrade Expands Elementary English Courses in Time for Back To School

New English Upgrade courses support standards-aligned lessons for grades 3, 4 & 5

(SAN DIEGO, CA) September 15, 2015 – Just in time for back to school, Learning Upgrade has launched three new and engaging English courses to serve students in grades 3, 4 and 5. Each of the standards-aligned English Upgrade courses is designed by educators and integrates exciting songs, video and games that engage even the most reluctant students.

“Teachers have been anticipating the release of English Upgrade 3-5, since the courses provide more comprehensive learning and motivation than traditional passage and question reading software,” said Vinod Lobo, co-founder and CEO of Learning Upgrade. “We are excited to provide them with new courses for the start of the school year.”

Similar to the English Upgrade courses for grades 1 and 2, English Upgrade 3, 4 and 5 are designed to support student mastery in reading literature, informational text, phonics, decoding, foundational writing skills, language skills, listening, and grammar. Interactive lessons allow students to actively engage in their education by practicing until a concept is mastered. Students follow a differentiated path to proficiency in grade level ELA standards.

In each course, students are guided through 60 step-by-step lessons to ensure they meet the rigors of the Common Core and State Standards. Each lesson provides practice problems accompanied by immediate intervention and remediation with multimedia supports.  Students repeat low scoring lessons to mastery, earning a gold certificate when proficient on each of the standard’s benchmarks. Each full course takes students 20-25 hours, both in the classroom and at home, to complete and earn a certificate.

“Districts across the country are working hard to prepare students for the new standards and rigorous tests. Providing practice lessons that engage all levels of learning abilities and learning styles to reach each student is a challenge shared by educators nationwide. The new English lessons from Learning Upgrade are a great way to help a wide variety of students including special needs and English learners reach mastery at their grade level,” said Lobo.

About Learning Upgrade

Founded in 1998 by educators, musicians, artists and programmers in San Diego, Learning Upgrade designs innovative, engaging lessons to support struggling students in reading and math. Through the incorporation of songs, video, games and educational research, Learning Upgrade has helped over 1 million students make learning breakthroughs.

For more information about Learning Upgrade, please visit them online at www.learningupgrade.com

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