LANGUAGE! Live Literacy Curriculum

Author: Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.
Grades: 5-12

An Award-Winning Comprehensive English Language Arts Curriculum for Struggling Adolescent Readers and Writers

LANGUAGE!® Live students make gains, on average, of more than one to two years over the course of one school year. Results are similar across the United States: students are making gains in reading comprehension, contextual fluency, and spelling. And after reviewing data, one thing we know for sure is instructional pacing matters. Students who receive teacher-led instruction in a timely manner and complete the online portion efficiently make consistently greater gains than those who were not on pace in the program. Learn more about LANGUAGE! Live results at

Winner of 21st and 22nd BESSIE Award2015 EDDIE Award Winner 2015 2016 CODiE Finalist 

What is LANGUAGE! Live?

LANGUAGE! Live is a comprehensive English Language Arts curriculum for struggling adolescent readers and writers. It blends engaging online instruction with targeted teacher-directed instruction to help learners close the reading and writing gap.

Word Training: Online Instruction
Leverages the power of technology to solidify foundational literacy skills in a private and personal learning environment.

  • Consonants and Vowels
  • Fluency
  • Morphology
  • Greek and Latin Roots
  • Encoding and Decoding

Text Training: Small-Group Instruction with Online Practice
Leverages the power of the teacher to guide students in grade-level writing and close reading of relevant text.

  • Vocabulary/Morphology
  • Grammar, Syntax, and Usage
  • Reading Comprehension and Building Content Knowledge
  • Speaking and Writing for Effective Expression

Watch 5 minute video to learn more about the features and benefits of LANGUAGE! Live.

Significant Features of the Curriculum Include:

  • Carefully scaffolded learning progression to meet rigorous standards
  • High-quality texts and instruction that promote comprehension and understanding of complex ideas
  • An early emphasis on speech, language, and literacy foundational skills
  • Instruction across all key literacy strands—language, reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • Integration of student-centric activity and peer-to-peer technologies
  • Easy-to-implement instructional rotations and classroom routines
  • Comprehensive benchmark and progress monitoring system, including the new Power Pass (video) component, which mirrors high-stakes assessment
  • A new independent, online, leveled reading library—ReadingScape (video)—with engaging, multimedia text selections
  • Reaches the most struggling readers in grades 5–12
  • Combines teacher-directed learning with student-centered online learning
  • Built from nearly two decades of research
  • Six hours of online facilitated training included with the purchase of LANGUAGE! Live

When Older Kids Can’t Read: What Does the Newest Research Say?

Author Dr. Louisa Moats has mastered techniques for teaching word-level skills in an age-appropriate manner. Watch the webinar below to learn more about comprehension instruction that enables poor readers to delve into high-quality texts.


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