Welcome to Florida’s LANGUAGE! Live® adoption review portal. Thank you for considering LANGUAGE! Live for your M/J Intensive Reading Courses 1, 2, and 3 (grades 6–8). This review portal will guide you through the LANGUAGE! Live experience for students and teachers in four steps:
LANGUAGE! Live is a comprehensive literacy intervention for struggling readers that uses authentic text and innovative technology to engage students and accelerate their learning. Whether you have been sent a set of materials to review or you are reviewing all materials digitally, we would like you to start your review by learning more about the design and purpose of LANGUAGE! Live.
In this section, we will walk you through:
Now that you have learned about LANGUAGE! Live, you are ready to take a deep dive into four exemplar units. These units demonstrate the blend of teacher-led and online instruction across all four stages in the LANGUAGE! Live curriculum. Each example highlights the student profile, Text Training, and Word Training in that unit.
LANGUAGE! Live B.E.S.T. Standards
How do you get a class of struggling middle school readers to master grade-level standards?
For years, Florida’s intensive reading teachers have been struggling to solve this problem on their own. Fortunately, research has proven three essential needs of an effective intervention, and now the B.E.S.T. standards provide a road map to help districts fulfill these needs and get struggling readers back on track.
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As your district transitions to the B.E.S.T. standards, your students will still need a core ELA program that teaches grade-level standards. Your struggling students, however, will need more than the core, but not more of the same. LANGUAGE! Live will drive students to master the 6–12 Foundational Reading Intervention Standards while filling in gaps along the vertical progression of grade-level standards. Together, they will ensure every student has the opportunity and support to become a proficient and productive reader.
To review how LANGUAGE! Live aligns to the course standards for M/J Intensive Reading 1, 2, and 3 (Grades 6–8), you have two options:
- If you have been sent a set of materials, there are spiral bound standards-alignment booklets that accompany each of the LANGUAGE! Live books.
- If you are reviewing digitally, click on any book to download a complete “reviewal draft” version of that Teacher Edition. Each digital Teacher Edition begins with a standards alignment with hyperlinks to pages where standards are covered.
Online Teacher and Student Access
We have guided you through the science of reading and LANGUAGE! Live. Now, it’s time to explore the online LANGUAGE! Live experience.
Download and print the online navigation guide to help you explore the teacher and student platforms. The username and password needed are included in this guide.