LANGUAGE! Live® is a comprehensive literacy intervention for struggling students in grades 5–12. With a blended approach, LANGUAGE! Live's instruction reinforces the literacy foundations students need while strategically using authentic text to engage and accelerate them to grade-level proficiency.
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LANGUAGE! Live is grounded in the science of reading and follows the Structured Literacy approach.
LANGUAGE! Live is designed specifically for adolescents with high-interest texts and age-appropriate content.
LANGUAGE! Live uses a blended approach of both online and teacher-guided instruction to accelerate students who are more than two years below grade level.
The teacher-guided component scaffolds and reinforces grade-level expectations through systematic and explicit instruction.
The online component delivers self-paced, highly engaging instructional content that privatizes foundational skills practice.
LANGUAGE! Live has built-in assessments that give educators real-time insight into class performance and an in-depth look at individual student progress.
Dr. Louisa Moats
Author of LANGUAGE! Live®
LANGUAGE! Live was developed by internationally renowned literacy expert Louisa Moats, Ed.D., lead author of LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development and author of many influential scientific journal articles, books, and policy papers about the topics of reading, spelling, language, and teacher preparation.
LANGUAGE! Live follows the Structured Literacy approach recommended by the International Dyslexia Association® (IDA) and provides explicit, systematic, and cumulative foundational reading skill instruction for dyslexia intervention. Watch this video to see how it helps students in the classroom.
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English Language Learners and LANGUAGE! Live
LANGUAGE! Live embeds many of the English language strategies needed for emergent and advanced second language learners. The online instruction and teacher-directed lessons provide the needed balance for emergent bilinguals to acquire the language and become proficient decoders, readers, and writers.
Hear Martin’s Story
LANGUAGE! Live responds to and embodies research about struggling adolescent readers, effective instruction, and the most advantageous use of online learning. Read the LANGUAGE! Live Research Foundation to learn more about its intentional, proven design.
Literacy for Older Readers: Why It is Never Too Late
This EDVIEW360 webinar will help teachers and administrators understand it’s never too late, and there are applicable strategies that can address reframing, motivation, and helping all readers see themselves as more than their challenges. Research proves that early intervention is key, and there are concrete ways to help middle and high school students make gains and improve literacy and confidence.
Why the ‘Science of Reading’ Needs the ‘Science of Teaching’
The “science of reading” refers to a vast body of multidisciplinary research providing a rationale for what must be taught to ensure almost all students can learn to read. Dr. Louisa Moats has championed this movement and supported organizations such as the International Dyslexia Association®, the Reading League, Decoding Dyslexia, the National Council on Teacher Quality, and the American Federation of Teachers who are furthering awareness of reading science.
The Power of Print: Inspiring Classroom Discussion and Motivation
Dr. Louisa Moats candidly discusses the power of printed books and materials and how educators can best select and use them to encourage student motivation and engagement—while helping all students build essential reading skills. She shares her thoughts about digital fatigue, the power of print, in what ways teachers and students should be trusted to select what they read both inside and outside of the classroom, and more.
We are committed to a long-term partnership with every district that implements our solutions. Districts can choose from a menu of training and support options including in-person, online, or a combination of both. Our Customer Success Managers can work with your district to craft a customized plan to meet your district’s specific needs.