LANGUAGE! Live is a highly effective reading program for struggling adolescent readers and writers in grades 5–12. It meets students where they are and gets them where they need to be.
Students close the gap faster than with any other program because LANGUAGE! Live uniquely addresses both foundational and advanced literacy skills. Students learn how to improve reading comprehension, writing ability, and do so in a fun, motivational, and research-driven literacy curriculum. It accelerates literacy growth so students meet grade-level expectations and can participate in core instruction.
LANGUAGE! Live is a blended model that combines the power of teacher instruction with online practice and instruction.
There are major components:
ONLINE WORD TRAINING
uses technology to strengthen foundational literacy skills.
- Vowels and Consonants
- Word Reading and Blending
- Prefixes and Suffixes
- Greek and Latin Roots
TEACHER-LED TEXT TRAINING
leverages teacher guidance for close reading of challenging, relevant texts.
- Reading Comprehension
WORD TRAINING FILLS THE GAPS
It’s hard to improve when you’re mired in the fundamentals. It can be embarrassing tripping over and sounding out simple words. Online Word Training fills gaps students missed in earlier grades. It addresses foundational skills including phonics, spelling, sentence structure, and fluency. Mastering these skills lets students advance with more confidence and ease.
Students get consistent, interactive online lessons tailored to their own needs. They can practice privately and independently.
- Independent reading
- Tutorials from expert and peer coaches for fun, authentic, and relevant learning
- Checkpoints for understanding and ongoing progress monitoring
- Encoding and decoding activities
- Ongoing fluency practice in which students record their readings to track progress
“They're filling in the gaps they missed in elementary school. And that was something I was not able to do prior to this program.”
Jennifer McMillan, Master Reading Teacher
Burke Middle School, Charleston, SC
Once they begin to read, their confidence boosts. Smiles return. The impossible becomes possible.