Changing lives by
improving literacy

 
Leading online literacy program which adapts to each learner
and practises all the core skills needed for reading and spelling.
 

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Leading online literacy and language program which caters for all learners.

"Wow - Steps is awesome! Our son has just been diagnosed with severe dyslexia and this is the first programme I have seen that seems to really get how dyslexics think and what they need." - Claire W. (Parent)

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Evidence-based

Develop the core skills needed for reading and spelling in a way which is evidence-based and comprehensive – but also effective and enjoyable!

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Diagnostic and intuitive

StepsWeb analyses each learner’s literacy level and puts them on the right level of a structured literacy course. It will continually analyse each learner’s errors and create individualized reinforcement – online and printable.

Every activity on StepsWeb is based on research into how literacy develops – even the games!

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How is StepsWeb different?

Strong emphasis on processing and perceptual skills – caters for all, but ideal for dyslexic and other struggling learners!

Although StepsWeb has a strong emphasis on phonological awareness and phonic knowledge, activities also build automaticity and reading fluency by developing orthographic mapping skills.

A range of enjoyable memory games develop visual memory, auditory sequential memory and working memory.

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Comprehension and Vocabulary

Every word is seen and used in context and, where relevant, can be matched with definitions and clues.

Users typically make the same gains in comprehension and vocabulary as they do in reading and spelling.

“I have been working with StepsWeb for over 12 months now and am completely blown away by the comprehensive, intuitive nature of the programme. It has been created by an incredibly gifted team.”

Rachelle Melville, Southwell School

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Automatic Progression Parents and class teachers

New learners will automatically do a Placement Test, which analyses their literacy skills and puts them on the right level of the structured Course.

Then they’re ‘locked’ into place, so they do all of the right activities – in the right order! StepsWeb will continually analyse each learner’s errors and automatically create individualized reinforcement – online and printable!

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Your learners can be following the structured Course and workbooks are available to provide additional reinforcement for struggling learners. However, StepsWeb can be used to reinforce any research-based literacy methodology or materials. You can even build your own complete banks of materials for use again and again. Screening tests and diagnostic features will identify any specific problems and you’ll have the option of hundreds of additional online and printable resources.

Wordlist Section

StepsWeb includes hundreds of lists covering
phonic patterns ⋅ spelling rules ⋅ topic vocabulary ⋅ word study ⋅ grammar and much more!

Teachers or parents can also quickly and easily create their own wordlists. StepsWeb will then generate all of the online activities and printable worksheets and games for those words.

Primary Schools

There are many ways of using StepsWeb throughout your primary school.

Intermediate and High Schools

A quick catch-up for your remedial learners, but also an effective way of supporting the curriculum for whole year-groups.

Parents and Home-Schoolers

The ideal resource to support your child’s literacy.

English Language Learners

Develop English language skills, comprehension and vocabulary, as well as core literacy.

Adult Literacy and Vocational Learners

StepsWeb caters for all ages and can support any materials or content.

Primary Schools

StepsWeb is ideal for your dyslexic and other struggling learners. You can also ‘dip into’ the programme to support any aspect of the curriculum.

However, one of the most useful features for primary schools is the structured literacy Course. This provides a research-based literacy approach, which is suitable for all your learners.

The StepsWeb Course provides you with a ready-made literacy progression for your whole school. Every learner can progress at his or her own speed and level, with masses of extra support and resources available for those who need them.

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A class teacher can easily manage 30 learners on 30 different levels – and there’s automatic continuity when they move to the following year.

No more reinventing the wheel – and no more setting and marking spelling tests! StepsWeb does it all for you, freeing up class teachers for active teaching.

Diagnostic tools and printable screening tests will give you detailed information about your learners and there is a comprehensive collection of printable game and worksheet materials which primary teachers can use year after year.

Intermediate and High Schools

StepsWeb is ideal for struggling older learners, even those who are still at the very early stages of literacy. Many programmes for learners at the early levels of literacy are designed for younger learners and can be seen as patronising to older students. StepsWeb includes games and other enjoyable activities – but all are designed to be appropriate for older learners, including adults.

The progression within the structured literacy Course is also designed to be rapid and consequently rewarding to older learners, who may not have achieved success with literacy before.

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The StepsWeb Course is an ideal resource to use for whole year-groups of learners starting at Intermediate or High School. Advanced learners can extend their vocabulary and higher-level language skills. Less advanced learners work their way through a structured course which will fill in gaps and rapidly raise their literacy levels to enable them to cope better with the curriculum.

Subject teachers can create their own lists and printable materials to teach and reinforce subject vocabulary and terminology.

Parents and Home-Schoolers

Whether your child needs extra support or you just want them to be achieving as well as possible, StepsWeb is the right resource.

Every learner takes a short Placement Test when they first go onto StepsWeb. Then they’re put onto the right level of a structured literacy Course.

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StepsWeb will manage everything for you, including awarding medals and certificates and providing extra practice where necessary.

In addition, you can use StepsWeb to support any aspect of the curriculum.

If your child comes home with a spelling list, you can put the words into StepsWeb and the programme will generate online activities and printable reinforcement for those words.

If you’re not sure how best to help, don’t worry! Our Support Site and other resources will give you all the information you need. And if you need personalized advice from an educational specialist, just give us a ring!

English Language Learners

StepsWeb is used by lots of ELL teachers and English Language Schools.

The strong emphasis on comprehension and vocabulary means that learners are improving their language skills – not just their literacy. Every word is seen and used in context, with students able to practise matching words with definitions, clues or pictures, as well as learning how to read and spell them.

The structured Course is appropriate for English Language Learners, but there are also banks under the Wordlists section which cover everyday topics.

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And if you don’t find exactly what you want, it’s quick and easy to create your own wordlists, which will provide your learners with a range of online activities, as well as printable games and worksheets.

Adult Literacy and Vocational Learners

StepsWeb is ideal for older learners. Although it includes games and enjoyable challenges, all are designed to be suitable for teenagers and adults.

The strong emphasis on comprehension and vocabulary means that learners are improving their language skills – not just their literacy. Every word is seen and used in context, with students able to practise matching words with definitions, clues or pictures, as well as learning how to read and spell them.

The structured Course is appropriate for older learners, but there are also banks under the Wordlists section which cover everyday topics.

Form Filling Vocabulary

And if you don’t find exactly what you want, it’s quick and easy to create your own wordlists, which will provide your learners with a range of online activities, as well as printable games and worksheets.

Students can also create their own lists, which may have words they need for work or for vocational training.

Supporting materials

Screening tests
Printable worksheets and literacy games
Supplementary teaching materials
Handwriting materials and workbook
Sound Skills Course (auditory discrimination and extra synthetic phonics activities)