The Change you Need

Take the first step toward achieving literacy success in your school or district. Champion change with LETRS!

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Teachers Matter

The most important factor in student success is the teacher. LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) for K–5 educators is an investment in their literacy knowledge and professional practice. Teachers gain essential skills to master the fundamentals of literacy instruction to apply and transform student learning.

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Only 35% of students are reading proficiently. Research shows that 95% of students CAN learn to read.

We Understand the Challenges

Studies have shown that only 51 percent of higher education teaching preparation programs include the science of reading. Learning to read is incredibly complex, and teaching reading requires a deep understanding of the processes and science behind it.

When teachers do not have the knowledge and skills to teach reading to all students, a number of students lag behind and struggle. Problems compound and the comprehension gap continues to widen, while teachers are left feeling frustrated and ineffective.

Through LETRS, teachers learn how to deliver effective reading instruction to meet every student’s needs.

Goes Beyond the Essential Components of Literacy

LETRS gives teachers the skills they need to master how to teach the five essential components of literacy, plus writing, spelling, and oral language. Teachers also learn:

  • How to implement instructional routines and activities
  • Approaches to differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students
  • Bridge to Practice activities that ensure they can transfer what they learn in LETRS to the classroom
  1. Phonemic Awareness
  2. Phonics
  3. Fluency
  4. Vocabulary
  5. Comprehension
Plus Writing SpellingOral Language

Bridge the Gaps in Literacy Teacher Preparedness

Professional learning that comes from LETRS is relevant and applicable regardless of the literacy programs already in use within your state, district, or school. LETRS is designed to be the cornerstone of a multiyear, systemic literacy improvement initiative—backed by decades of research and proven success.

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TEACHER-FOCUSED SOLUTION

The most important factor in student success is the teacher. LETRS is an investment in their literacy knowledge and professional learning.

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RESEARCH BASED

LETRS leverages two decades of research, including the latest neuroscience that reveals how we learn to read and how to teach reading with effective instruction.

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REACHES EVERY STUDENT

Teachers learn how to recognize and address reading deficiencies in all students, including dyslexia, preventing these students from falling behind.

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FLEXIBLE & REMOTE READY

LETRS is offered in flexible implementation models to meet the specific needs of your teachers, district, or state.

Success Snapshot

In Ohio

In Ohio, where Niles City Schools (NCS) implemented LETRS, the district’s K–3 students reading at or above average increased from 56 percent to 87 percent within one school year. 

In just one year, student literacy success at NCS improved dramatically, according to the district’s universal screening measure, DIBELS Next ® (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next), also a Voyager Sopris Learning® product. 

Flexible and Remote Ready Implementation

LETRS is offered in flexible implementation models to meet the specific needs of your teachers, district, or state.

Online Course
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Online Course
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Face-to-Face Workshops
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LETRS Success in Wyoming

LETRS Success in Newcastle, WY

Students need teachers who know how to teach the foundational skills of reading. Designed to be the cornerstone of a multiyear, systemic literacy improvement initiative.

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10 Reasons Literacy PD is Essential

The Need for Research-Based Literacy Professional Development

The solution for English language learners that provides foundational skills, vocabulary, language, and comprehension instruction.

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LETRS Case Study

Lasting PD for Literacy Educators and Classroom Teachers

LETRS literacy professional learning focuses on raising literacy achievement for all students.

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LETRS Florida Reading Endorsement Matrix Alignment

Florida Reading Endorsement Approved

Download the LETRS Florida Reading Endorsement Matrix Alignment that was approved by Just Read, Florida!

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Prepare teachers and achieve literacy success today

Professional Learning to Support Your District

Each implementation support plan is individually crafted with school and/or district administrators to meet specific needs, including making explicit connections.

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Real-time, actionable, and customized consultative support helps educators develop an understanding of how to analyze and diagnose student skill deficits.

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Literacy solutions guided by LETRS’ science of reading pedagogy, the Structured Literacy approach, and explicit teaching of sound-letter relationships for effective reading instruction.

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An online professional learning event designed for all educators in preK to college interested in improving student success in reading and writing.

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