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Acorn Teaching Solutions Engages LeanForward to Develop Online Reading Programs on Bridge to Terabithia and Sounder


October 21, 2009 – Bordentown, NJ - Acorn Teaching Solutions has engaged LeanForward to expand its Snapters library of web-based reading programs to include Bridge to Terabithia and Sounder. Snapters are online reading programs that incorporate evidence-based reading improvement strategies to empower children to read independently.

The online Snapters titles combine visual and audio prompts to guide students through each chapter of the associated book. Each Snapter title includes Summary Support, Prior Knowledge Lessons, Vocabulary Instruction and Comprehension Questions to help student follow and understand the story.

“We are excited to add these widely acclaimed novels to our growing library of Snapters titles.” said Kate Byrne, President of Acorn Teaching Solutions. “Bridge to Terabithia and Sounder are wonderful stories that young readers really get excited about.”

LeanForward’s Instructional Design team is working with Acorn Teaching to prepare their research-based reading improvement strategies for web-based delivery while LeanForward’s Instructional Technology team is developing multimedia elements to engage and interact with the students. This blend of computer-based instructional design principles and advanced instructional technology is what makes the Snapter titles so effective in helping students improve their reading skills.

About LeanForward: LeanForward provides innovative technology-based learning solutions that enable organizations to more efficiently and effectively transfer knowledge from those who have it, to those who need it. LeanForward develops custom elearning courseware, including computer-based training (CBT), web-based training (WBT) and high-end training simulations. For more information on LeanForward, please visit

About Acorn Teaching Solutions: Acorn Teaching Solutions is dedicated to helping reluctant readers and children with learning disabilities grow into successful adults with bright futures. Acorn Teaching has developed the web-based Snapters Reading Comprehension software program. Snapters is a simple yet effective online tool to help struggling readers. Acorn Teaching also offers educational consulting services. For more information on Acorn Teaching Solutions, please visit


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