Kati Elliott/Kathleen Pomorski
KNOWLEDGE ADVENTURE’S NEW EARLY LITERACY
PROGRAM HELPS YOUNG STUDENTS LEARN TO READ
New supplemental program offers individualized
instruction for early learners
Torrance, Calif. – June 25, 2007 – Knowledge Adventure®, a developer and publisher of
award-winning educational software for the home and classroom, introduces the new
adaptive Knowledge Adventure Academy – Early Literacy for developing critical
emergent literacy. Designed for students learning to read, the software’s comprehensive
and flexible design is based on research from a variety of sources including widely adopted
research conducted by the National Reading Panel. The program aims to help teachers
implement current strategies for reading improvement, as well as manage individual
students’ literacy needs, regardless of the child’s initial skill set.
Knowledge Adventure Academy – Early Literacy conforms to national and state curriculum standards. The program systematically builds skills including alphabetic
principle, phonemic awareness, phonics, word building, spelling and decoding. These
skills are presented, practiced and applied in various ways to ensure students’ success.
The program is made up of comprehensive lessons and a reading comprehension
center approach delivered via computer-based technology, classroom materials,
worksheets, decodable readers, electronic big books, and a take–home disc. This disc
extends learning into the home, spurring parental involvement which translates to
Knowledge Adventure Academy – Early Literacy allows the teacher to choose from a variety of classroom configurations such as whole class, small group or individual
learning. The program meets the needs of students with different learning styles and
also reinforces classroom learning with progressive readers, in–class exercises, and
classroom projects. Additionally, it provides correlated benchmarks.
The software is tailored to provide instructional control to the teacher using the classroom management tool. This capability allows teachers to group the class
according to levels, assign specific skills that meet curriculum needs, track and report
student progress and share it with parents in both English and Spanish. It also features
specific lesson plans correlated to skills, and teachers can customize by selecting from
more than 270 included lessons.
According to Tony Bordon, Senior Vice President for Knowledge Adventure, ”Building the groundwork for a love of reading is essential in the early grades. Our program has
been designed to foster interest in reading as students learn in a self-paced, confidence-
System Requirements and Pricing
Knowledge Adventure Academy – Early Literacy runs on Windows XP 2000 or 2003, as well as Macintosh OS X 10.4 systems. The software sells for $3,750 for a network license, for up to 500 students.
About Knowledge Adventure
For more than 20 years, children’s software pioneer Knowledge Adventure® has set the standard in creating premium educational products for use in both the classroom and the home. With award-winning brands including JumpStart®, Reading Blaster® and Math Blaster® found in one of every five American classrooms, Knowledge Adventure understands the needs of teachers and provides educators with the supplemental, content-rich materials needed to meet and exceed today’s education standards. Teacher tested and trusted, Knowledge Adventure software has helped millions of students build and strengthen essential learning skills. A subsidiary of Knowledge Holdings, Inc., the company is based in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit
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