Imagine Learning, an award-winning language and literacy software program features interactive content, including activities, videos, songs, and games. It’s research-based, instructionally differentiated, and incredibly fun to use.

 

How it works

Imagine Learning English focuses on five main areas in order to help students succeed...

Literacy Instruction Language Development English Language Learner Support Instructional Strategies Motivation & Engagement Students Who Benefit

Literacy Instruction

Illuminating literacy so every child’s future is bright.

Acquiring literacy is a step-by-step process. To help students get from point A to Z, Imagine Learning incorporates the five essential components of reading: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In addition, students are directly taught reading strategies and then are guided as they read literature and informational text adapted to their skill level. When answering common comprehension questions, students receive immediate, instructive feedback. This literacy instruction helps students throughout the school day—reading passages on math, science, and history not only engages students, but increases their background knowledge base. And instruction on using text features enables students to use their texts more fully.

                                        

Imagine Learning incorporates Standards-Aligned Curriculum in literacy instruction.

Early Literacy Skills

Imagine Learning teaches phonological awareness with rhyming, blending, and sound-segmenting activities plus letter recognition and print concepts.

                               

Imagine Learning offers a balance between literature and informational text. Students learn standards-aligned skills and strategies as they work with both literature and informational text.

Language Development

In educational terminology, our language instruction spells success.

To develop critical language skills, Imagine Learning focuses on basic vocabulary, academic language, and grammar. Without comprehension, reading is just saying words. Using meaningful and varied instructional strategies, Imagine Learning helps students not only understand individual words, but also increases the comprehensibility of the entire text. Through sound instruction, Imagine Learning nurtures and bolsters a child's ability to effectively communicate with the world around them. In other words—it makes them better students now and better leaders in the years to come. The program also teaches kids hundreds of words that they will encounter in language arts, science, math, and social studies, helping them bridge the gap between the two most important areas of their lives: the playground and the classroom.

Basic Vocabulary

Imagine Learning presents target words in the context of stories, passages, and videos, providing each student with a well-rounded educational experience.

     

Academic Vocabulary

Academic vocabulary is the language of the classroom. Students will learn high frequency procedural and domain specific words through videos, pictures, glossaries, and direct translations.

    

Comprehension

Students are taught comprehension strategies and shown how to answer literal, inferential, main idea, compare and contrast, and other types of questions.

Grammar

ELL students receive direct instruction for concepts such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, plurals, and affixes. They strengthen their grammatical skills by listening to correct syntax in context and then derive the rules on their own by noticing patterns.

English Language Learner Support

Don’t just be on the same page—speak the same language.

Imagine Learning provides strategic first-language support in over 14 languages to facilitate and enhance ELL learning. As students become more proficient in English, this language support gradually fades, preparing students for English-only environments. In addition to strategic translations, the program also uses peer modeling to illustrate concepts more clearly. Same-age peers explain what words and phrases mean in rich, contextualized examples. By seeing real kids use key vocabulary in real-life settings, ELLs are more engaged, enabling them to understand each concept more fully. Imagine Learning also provides scaffolded practice—with front-loaded vocabulary, graphic organizers, and clickable glossary words with translations—to support English language learners every step of the way.

                                                                 

Instructional Strategies

Your students need content that’s as individualized as they are.

Because every child has different learning needs, a one-size-fits-all approach leaves many needs unfulfilled. Fortunately, Imagine Learning personalizes the experience by providing systematic instruction that adapts to each student’s needs. For example, the program helps students build literacy skills in a logical manner: first they learn letters, then they learn words. The activities break down skills into their component parts and organize them into little segments—such as teaching kids about sound before teaching letters. Along with this systematic instruction, the program also provides instructive feedback that directs students to apply a strategy they have been taught, or to re-read a section of a book to look for an answer. With checkpoints that determine how a student receives instruction or if they even need it, Imagine Learning individualizes the student experience. This level of detail means that teachers can spend their time where it matters most: teaching.

Motivation & Engagement

It’s easy to turn on. And thanks to our engaging content, hard to turn off.

Through interactive multimedia presentations, videos, and games, Imagine Learning immerses students into a new world of education, showing them how much fun learning can be. It’s a positive experience from start to finish. Catchy sing-a-longs and fast-paced automaticity keep students fully engaged. Colorful characters join students in the lessons, and Booster the robot whisks students off to a new world full of adventure and knowledge on Imagine Island. Imagine Learning’s game-like educational activities completely captivate students, and our achievement recognition certificates keep kids motivated to play and invested in their own learning. They love setting a new record or beating their top score. The best part? With each entertaining activity, students strengthen important literacy skills. So everybody wins.

Students Who Benefit



How it Helps Teachers

ACTION AND AREAS TOOL

Immediate, actionable data that empowers teachers

The Action Areas Tool enables teachers to quickly identify students who need more help and skills that need more work.

ASSESSMENTS AND REPORTS

The curriculum they need—with the data you need

Educators increasingly depend on student data to inform instruction and monitor progress. Now, they can do both tasks with greater ease, thanks to Imagine Learning’s assessments and reporting system. This system provides an initial assessment to match each student with an individualized learning path, and then tracks progress through ongoing assessments, interim assessments, and various reporting tools that follow the students' development.

TABLETS AND CHROMEBOOKS

Multi-device accessibility for your classroom

Putting literacy right at your students’ fingertips has never been easier. With Imagine Learning on i-Pads, Android tablets, and Chromebooks, teachers and students can enjoy engaging, interactive content during teacher-guided lessons. Optimized for touchscreen use, Imagine Learning for tablets still offers all of the engaging music, videos, graphics, animation, and gorgeous illustrations from our award-winning artists. Interoperability is a snap—just jump from one device to another without missing a beat. Blended learning is easier than ever because of superior technology and established learning principles—maximizing the classroom experience for all.

Optimizes Touchscreen Use

SUPPORT AND TRAINING

A helping hand when you need it the most.

At BrainSkills Inc., the software we provide is only part of our solution-driven mission. We know that to have a positive impact on students’ lives, the programs must run smoothly and those who manage it on a daily basis must be properly trained and have all the support they need. When we enter into a partnership with a district or school we hold a training session for all the teachers, coaches, and aides who will be working with Imagine Learning on a daily basis. We even have site expert kits that explain how to champion the Imagine Learning program at school. These chosen site experts ensure that all licenses are assigned, reports are generated, and that student usage is increased. Additionally, a live representative is just a phone call away to answer questions or resolve concerns. Our team, in conjunction with Imagine Learning's support staff are happy to fix any issues that may arise, whether by remote access or in person.

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Licences available to purchase for home and school use.