Accelerate students towards mastery of foundational reading skills with Smarty Ants®
The first step towards college and career literacy is foundational reading skills. With Smarty Ants, you can ensure every student is on track for success from day one. Smarty Ants is an effective, research-driven solution that differentiates instruction in foundational reading skills and accelerates student achievement – all in an engaging, interactive, online learning environment. The program continuously evaluates each student’s exact skill level, learning temperament, and learning pace. Based on this information, the adaptive content system automatically delivers the right level of skill instruction and practice to keep learners in the zone of proximal development. No two students will approach the content or process in the same manner, but they all will reach the same critical milestones for primary-grade literacy success and emerge as confident, capable readers ready for the challenges of second grade and beyond. A teacher’s dashboard makes it easy for teachers to track and monitor student movement through lessons and growth toward fluency and comprehension.
Students learn more than surface-level phonemic awareness and phonics – they dive deep and master these foundational reading skills through Smarty Ant’s complete scope and sequence. From letter identification and the alphabetic principle to structural analysis and comprehension skills, Smarty Ants transforms emergent readers into independent readers.
Smarty Ants includes a detailed and complete dashboard stocked with real-time student data. Teachers, principals, and district leaders can easily access student responses and recordings, comprehensive progress reports, information about areas that require intervention, and ample resources to reteach or reinforce skills. Reports are available at the group level for quick overviews of student achievement, or educators can zoom in at the individual level to pinpoint specific opportunities for improvement or enrichment.
With thousands of rewards to unlock, dozens of mini-games to play, challenges tailored to player’s behavior, and a unique, customizable avatar for every child, it’s easy to keep students motivated! Plus, students can play Smarty Ants at school or at home, on desktops or on mobile devices. Since their progress is saved to the cloud, they can always pick up exactly where they left off!
Over 2,500 virtual awards for students to collect
Ant of the Week Awards for accomplishments such as most time spent, most words built, and more
Students can pick their own reward activities – from game shows to dance studios
Every success is celebrated in the Daily Woof Newspaper, emailed to parents and guardians