TUCSON, Ariz. — Thursday, December 21, 2023 — Learning A-Z, a Cambium Learning Group brand, announced today that three solutions, Raz-Plus®, Writing A-Z®, and Foundations A-Z®, have earned the 2023 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence in the Back to School Primary Education category. Tech & Learning is an award-winning resource providing “factual and evaluative information on trends, products and strategies to education leaders who purchase technology products.”
Foundations A-Z, Raz-Plus, and Writing A-Z work together and independently to deliver Science of Reading-aligned K-6 instructional resources for teachers to confidently deliver comprehensive literacy instruction. Teachers can cover foundational skills, enhance reading comprehension, improve writing, and develop student grammar, all based on the latest research on how students learn best, according to the company.
"These programs not only support the development of critical foundational skills such as decoding and fluency but further engage students in reading comprehension and writing, which have been found to all be critical components for developing comprehensive literacy proficiency," said company Interim President Aaron Ingold. "Literacy is both reading and writing, and it’s a big job to teach it all. That’s why we developed these programs and are so proud of this award. Teachers not only need the right tools to provide instruction and reteach difficult areas but to also offer meaningful practice opportunities."
Foundations A-Z®, recently awarded all green on EdReports, is an multi-award-winning, K-5 foundational skills solution designed to harness the power of Science of Reading research. Foundations A-Z helps teachers simplify Science of Reading-aligned instruction and makes learning fun with engaging digital books, and multisensory practice opportunities, allowing students to master all K-5 foundational skills. In addition, Foundations A-Z supports teachers with a wide range of built-in multimedia professional development resources.
Raz-Plus® reduces educators' workload while fostering a classroom environment where students thrive. The standards-aligned resources engage young minds, fueling their passion for reading while strengthening the connection between what is being taught and what students independently practice at home. With more than 50,000 research-based instructional materials and resources, 3,000 diverse texts at various levels of complexity, and an engaging student portal for independent practice, Raz-Plus® empowers elementary educators to differentiate instruction for every student at every level.
Writing A-Z® makes it possible for K-5 teachers to confidently include research-based writing instruction that is explicit and systematic as part of their students’ comprehensive literacy education. Writing development is an essential component to understanding text and genre, both critical components to building reading comprehension. Writing A-Z engages students with multi-modal practice opportunities, seamlessly accommodating diverse learning styles and abilities. The digital-first program also includes WaLT, a digital writing tool that allows students in grades 2 - 5 to complete independent writing practices digitally or with pencil and paper.
For more information about Learning A-Z solutions, please visit LearningA-Z.com.
About Learning A-Z
Learning A-Z® delivers pre-K–6 solutions that inspire curiosity, ensure comprehension and instill the joy of learning in elementary students. Its award-winning digital products, which include Reading A-Z®, Raz-Plus®, and Raz-Kids®, are used by more than 12 million students in more than 170 countries. Learning A-Z is a Cambium Learning® Group brand. For more information, please visit LearningA-Z.com or find us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Cambium Learning ® Group is the education essentials company, providing award-winning education technology and services for K-12 educators and students. With an intentional collection of respected global brands, Cambium serves as a leader, helping millions of educators and students feel more seen, valued and supported every day. In everything it does, the company focuses on the elements that are most essential to the success of education, delivering simpler, more certain solutions that make a meaningful difference right now.
To learn more, visit www.cambiumlearning.com or follow Cambium on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. The Cambium family of brands includes: Cambium Assessment, Lexia® Learning, Learning A-Z®, Voyager Sopris Learning®, ExploreLearning®, Time4Learning®, and Kurzweil Education®.
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