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IntelliToolsฎ Reading:
Balanced Literacy
Skill Level: K–2
 
Technology & Learning
Software of the Year Winner

Image of child using Balanced Literacy software
 

A program that offers your students the extra support they need to become competent readers.
Balanced Literacy software screen shot
Balanced Literacy software screen shot
 
Features
• Designed by experts, researched and classroom-tested.
• Correlates to state standards.
• Incorporates guided reading, phonics, and writing.
• Theme-based - provides meaningful learning context.
• Song, rhyme and patterned language facilitates retention and motivation.
• Sequential presentation of skills for mastery at each level.
• Meaningful repetition reinforces skills learned.
• Low Vision mode, full auditory support.
• Student tracking and reporting.
• Mouse, IntelliKeys, and switch access.
• Mac/Win dual platform.

Customer Testimonials

"We have implemented Balanced Literacy with our special needs students K-2 district wide this year. One of our buildings liked the program so much they included Balanced Literacy in an Ohio Reads Grant. That building will be implementing the program for all first and second grade classrooms." – Laurel Hamilton, Ohio Valley School District

"With simple, appealing graphics and intuitive navigation, the program lets kids move around easily, and the animal themes are sure to delight and interest them. Overall, Balanced Literacy is a well-thought-out approach to helping students master core reading skills." – Iris Oblille Lafferty, Ed. D., educational consultant and researcher for Technology and Learning Network 


Included in Balanced Literacy
This nine-unit program provides a full year of literacy instruction at a first grade skill level and includes:

• 9 full-color original story books (Anchor Books).
• 142 lessons.
• 117 letter, pattern, and decodable minibooks.
• 212 phonics activities.
• 27 structured writing exercises.
• Comprehensive Teacher's Guide.
• Balanced Literacy CD with over 500 activities.
• 46 colorful, durable overlays support IntelliKeys users.
• Demo version of IntelliTalk II (printing/saving disabled).
• Hybrid CD-ROM (Mac/Win).

 BONUS!  Writing Resource CD with 58 extension activities using IntelliTalk II and 1,000+ graphics from the program.
 
Minimum System Requirements

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: Win 98, ME, 2000, XP and Vista (excludes Vista 64 bit Edition)
Minimum RAM: Win 98 and ME - 64 MB RAM; Win 2000, Win XP and Win Vista - 128 MB RAM
HD Space Required: 20 MB hard drive space plus QuickTime Player installed
Minimum Processor: Pentium 333MHZ
Minimum Display: 16 bit hi colors 640x480
CD-ROM: 8x CD ROM
Sound Card: Sound Blaster 16 compatible
IntelliKeys Required: No
Mouse Accessible: Yes
Switch Accessible: Yes
Runs from CD: Yes


Macintosh System System Requirements
Operating System: OS 9.2.x, 10.1.5 or higher
Minimum RAM: 32 MB available RAM
HD Space Required: 20 MB hard drive space plus QuickTime Player installed
Minimum Computer: iMac/G3 333MHz
Minimum Display: thousands colors 640x480
CD-ROM: 8x CD ROM
Sound Card: Required
IntelliKeys Required: No
Mouse Accessible: Yes
Switch Accessible: Yes
Runs from CD: Yes


IntelliTools Reading: Balanced Literacy Network Version
Windows Client System Requirements
Operating System: Win 98, ME, 2000, XP
Minimum RAM: Win 98 and ME - 64 MB RAM; Win 2000 and Win XP - 128 MB RAM
HD Space Required: 70 MB hard drive space plus QuickTime Player installed
Minimum Processor: Pentium 333MHZ
Minimum Display: 16 bit hi colors 640x480
CD-ROM: No
Sound Card: Sound Blaster 16-compatible
Minimum Connection Speed: 10 Mbps
IntelliKeys Required: No
Mouse Accessible: Yes
Switch Accessible: Yes
Runs from CD: No


PC Server System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 2000/2003 Server or Windows NT 4 Server with Service Pack 6; Novell 6 with NFA or Novell 5 with NFA for Mac clients and IPX for Windows clients
Minimum RAM: 128 MB RAM
HD Space Required: 400 MB
Minimum Processor: Pentium II 300MHz
Minimum Display: 16-bit high 640x480
CD-ROM: Yes
Sound Card: No
Minimum Connection Speed: 10 Mbps


Macintosh Client System Requirements
Operating System: OS 9.2.x, 10.1.5 or higher
Minimum RAM: 32 MB available RAM
HD Space Required: 70 MB hard drive space plus QuickTime Player installed
Minimum Computer: iMac/G3 333MHz
Minimum Display: thousands colors 640x480
CD-ROM: No
Sound Card: Required
Minimum Connection Speed: 10 Mbps
IntelliKeys Required: No
Mouse Accessible: Yes
Switch Accessible: Yes
Runs from CD: No



Macintosh Server System Requirements
Operating System: Mac OS X Server 10.1.4 or higher and AppleShare IP Server 6.x
Minimum RAM: 128 MB built in RAM
HD Space Required: 400 MB hard drive space
Minimum Computer: G3 333MHz
Minimum Processor:
Minimum Display: thousands colors 640x480
CD-ROM: Required
Sound Card: No
Minimum Connection Speed: 10 Mbps


 

Prices

License Type Price   Item Number
Single User $299.00   ITR-BL-MW
5 Pack $1,196.00   FP-ITR-BL-MW

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