LANGUAGE! Fourth Edition

Intensive Literacy Intervention Curriculum (Grades 4–12)

Reading Intervention Program For Struggling Students

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What is LANGUAGE! Fourth Edition?

LANGUAGE!® Fourth Edition is an intensive, comprehensive literacy curriculum for students in grades 4–12 who are substantially below grade-level expectations. With an explicit, systematic approach that is proven to accelerate the growth of struggling readers and nonreaders, LANGUAGE! integrates instruction in foundational skills, writing, vocabulary, fluency, grammar, comprehension, and spoken English.

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Vocabulary enhancement and morphology including grammar and usage to increase sentence structure and patterns


Foundational skill building with phonemic awareness and phonics, word recognition, and spelling


Digital, streamlined teacher materials and flexible implementation model for teachers


Engaging multimedia informational presentations using several media sources to inform, describe, and build background knowledge


Writing progression to quickly advance students from foundational to sophisticated composition


ESSA evidence level: Strong 

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LANGUAGE! Fourth Edition Meets the Needs of Any Student in Grades 4–12 by:

  • Rapidly advancing struggling readers to grade-level literacy
  • Filling gaps in literacy learning and ensuring strong foundational skills
  • Building student experiences with literary and informational text
  • Preparing students for literacy in all content areas
  • Providing comprehensive results documentation—proven to accelerate growth
  • Meeting student needs with multiple entry and exit points and ongoing differentiation
  • Integrating powerful technology to empower teachers to deliver instruction digitally
  • Incorporating Six Traits of Writing to help students build sophisticated writing skills

Evidence Based

LANGUAGE! integrates reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, foundational skills, and spoken English. The entire curriculum weaves all of the necessary strands of literacy into six instructional steps of a daily lesson.

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Proven Results

With LANGUAGE! Fourth Edition, students have consistently exceeded typical Lexile® growth. These results were demonstrated in a study conducted with a Three-Year Cohort (2011–2014) that included students in grades 4–12 in 163 districts, in 42 states.

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