At Noble, about half of our students and entering grade 9 lacking the literacy skills required to be successful in high school.
We have been searching for years for a program that would help our students become better readers. Last fall, a group of twenty international educators visited Noble.
Among those visitors were Katy Parkinson and Claire Preston from the United Kingdom who have developed a program called Lexonik by Sound Training that has shown remarkable results in improving literacy at the secondary level.
Research conducted by Northumbria University shows an average of 27 months increase in reading ability after only six one hour Sound Training sessions. Schools in Florida and California have seen similar results.
Noble High School is very excited to be one of a handful of schools in the U.S. implementing Lexonik by Sound Training. It was developed in the UK as a system to improve the reading skills of all students (regardless of reading level) by focusing on metacognition, phonological training, automaticity and vocabulary development.
This week Katy Parkinson from Sound Training came to Noble from the UK to train six of our staff to be Lexonik teachers. We plan to deliver this program all of our eighth graders next school year. We believe this remarkable program will help better prepare all of our students from high school, college and career success.