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St MacNissi's Primary School, Larne


What is Lexia?

Lexia® Core5® Reading, a fun computer-based program that has helped millions of students.  The activities in Core5 support and build on our classroom curriculum and focus
on developing reading skills in six areas:

  1. Phonological awareness,
  2. Phonics,
  3. Structural analysis,
  4. Fluency,
  5. Vocabulary, and
  6. Comprehension.

Here’s how Lexia Core5 Reading works:

Your child begins Core5 at a starting point that fits his or her needs and works in online activities throughout the week. Online activities include direct instruction and feedback as your child learns new skills.

Progress and performance in the program is reported so teachers can provide help when needed.  Paper-and-pencil activities are also used for practice and may be done in school or at home.  Achievement certificates may be sent home to celebrate success and to show progress in the program.

How to access Lexia

Lexia Core5 Reading can be used at home for extra practice. Getting started is easy…

To use on a computer or laptop, go to

To use on an iPad or Android device, download the free Lexia Core5 Reading app.

The first time your child uses Core5, you may need to enter the teacher email address (
Your child can then log in with the username and password used at school.

It is important that your child works without any help while using Core5. All of the work your child does at home is recorded and reported to school. This way, teachers can see when help is needed and provide additional instructions at school.

If you have a questions about your child’s username or password, please contact the school office.