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Developed by renowned literacy experts Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is a flexible literacy professional learning solution for preK–5 educators. LETRS provides teachers with the research, depth of knowledge, and skills to make a significant improvement in the literacy and language development of every student.


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Professional Learning for Literacy Grounded in Research

More than two decades of research in the science of reading proves that LETRS develops more knowledgeable, more skillful, and more effective teachers of reading.

We are passionate about the science of reading. Please ask us about the research that underpins LETRS or read our Research Foundation and LETRS white paper.

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Literacy Professional Learning That Gets Results

When Mississippi officials provided funding to train educators in the science of reading, Voyager Sopris Learning® partnered with them to deliver LETRS literacy professional development. In four years, the results have been astonishing. Each year measures significant student literacy gains. Statewide LETRS implementation made Mississippi No. 1!

Mississippi Outperforms All

With LETRS, Mississippi is the only state to increase scores on National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Senior education correspondent Emily Hanford may have said it best when she asked, “What’s up in Mississippi?” In her op-ed about the science of teaching reading for The New York TimesThere is a Right Way to Teach Reading, and Mississippi Knows It.

Mississippi proves that LETRS transforms classrooms and results in measurable, statistical improvements. Mississippi is only one example—please ask us about other case studies and testimonials.

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Calling All LETRS Champions!

Sponsored by Voyager Sopris Learning, the Dr. Louisa Moats Award for Excellence Implementing the Science of Reading recognizes LETRS Champion districts or schools for their excellence using the science of reading and LETRS literacy professional learning.

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Nominate a Literacy Champion

Do you know a Literacy Champion who is advocating for their students, their colleagues, their children? Do you work with someone who understands how critical literacy skills are to a lifetime of success? If so, we want to hear from you.

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Literacy Symposium

Literacy Symposium

Hosted every June, Literacy Symposium is the premier annual, high-quality professional learning virtual event for preK–college educators. All content is Remote Ready for continuous learning so registrants can watch and listen all year long.

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ED TECH Awards

LETRS Winner in The EdTech Awards 2020

LETRS has been selected as the winner of the “Professional Development Learning Solution” award in The EdTech Awards 2020 from EdTech Digest.

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