Literacy Intervention for Grades 5–12
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.
Believe Literacy is Possible
According to the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report, 66% of eighth-grade students performed at basic or below-basic reading levels. In order to help adolescent learners improve their literacy skills, Dr. Louisa Moats, renowned author and literacy expert in the science of reading, designed an age-appropriate, effective solution incorporating research-proven principles of literacy instruction to create LANGUAGE! Live.
By combining the power of technology with teacher-led scaffolded instruction, LANGUAGE! Live provides a safe environment for students to receive the intensive intervention needed to reinforce foundational skills and acquire language comprehension skills. LANGUAGE! Live is built on the science of reading and activates the Reading Brain. It aims to promote at least a two-year gain in grade-level reading, helping students access more complex texts, acquire a wider and deeper vocabulary, and become more knowledgeable about their world.
LANGUAGE! Live is exclusively designed for adolescent students and provides age-appropriate and age-respectful content that appeals to their lifestyles, interests, and self-worth.
The most powerful resource in the classroom is the teacher. The accompanying texts empower teachers with explicit instruction and just-in-time strategies and resources to reinforce and extend student learning. Online, teachers have access to data to review students' progress and provide feedback to address individual student needs.
As a research-based, structured literacy intervention, educators can make data-driven decisions to challenge students and accelerate them to grade-level proficiency.
Louisa Moats, Ed.D., author of LANGUAGE! Live
LANGUAGE! Live was developed by internationally renowned literacy expert Louisa Moats, Ed.D., lead author of LETRS® and author of many influential scientific journal articles, books, and policy papers on the topics of reading, spelling, language, and teacher preparation.
LANGUAGE! Live embodies research about struggling adolescent readers, effective instruction, and the most advantageous use of online learning. Read the LANGUAGE! Live Research Foundation to learn how we help adolescent students keep up with the accelerating demands of the global knowledge economy.View Research Foundation
LANGUAGE! Live fosters growth with Text Training, which builds on students' foundational skills. Teacher-led instruction helps students advance with better vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and, unlike other programs, extensive writing practice. Watch this video to see how Text Training is used in the classroom to facilitate student progression.
Online Word Training addresses foundational skills lost or missed in earlier grades. It includes phonics, spelling, sentence structure, and fluency. Mastering these skills lets students advance with more confidence and ease. Watch this video to learn more about Word Training.
Supporting students with dyslexia
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 helped Dylan succeed.