Odysseyware

Odysseyware Lessons, Assessments and Instructional Tools are designed to equip learners with resources for academic success, incorporating a mix of grade-appropriate text, direct instruction videos, learning activities and games. Odysseyware lessons also integrate numerous instructional supports to address diverse learning styles and allow ongoing collaboration between learners and teachers.

Direct Instruction Videos. Odysseyware’s rich and engaging Direct Instruction Videos provide step-by-step guidance to assist students in the conceptual understanding of key and procedural skills, impart background knowledge, place concepts into real-world context, and allow students to learn at their own pace.

Guided & Close Reading Modeling. These activities encourage and instill close and guided reading best practices. They assist learners in identifying such issues as sound and rhythm, imagery and figurative language, voice, the way characters are portrayed, the importance of setting, and plot structure. These exercises help students to examine the language and structure of fiction and nonfiction texts, as well as the ideas or feelings they express, and to investigate the intricate links between form and content.

Assessment. Embedded formative and summative assessments test student progress toward content mastery and help inform instruction.