LANGUAGE! Live and LETRS Are Changing Lives at Syracuse City School District

Hear how 12 students achieved over a year’s worth of growth in just three months after Syracuse City School District enrolled 1500 middle school students in LANGUAGE! Live and started using LETRS professional development to build teachers’ reading knowledge.

Students Experience Consistent, Dramatic Results from Instruction by LETRS-Trained Teachers at Peshastin-Dryden Elementary, Leavenworth, WA

Since 2003, every Peshastin-Dryden teacher has been LETRS trained, which has greatly enhanced their ability to understand the process of learning to read. As a result, students in grades K–2 at the school have seen more growth in literacy in the past two years than any students have in the history of Cascade School District.

“I’m filling the holes in the curriculum with my knowledge through LETRS.”

—Melissa Carvitto, Teacher, Peshastin-Dryden Elementary, Cascade School District, Leavenworth, WA

LETRS’ Testimonials from Educators


“The LETRS training effectively connected current research to explicit instruction and gave all participants meaningful content and strategies to implement in classrooms immediately. … The LETRS modules rank among the most extensive and in-depth training I have ever received in reading.”

—Pamela Herrera, Supervisor of Title I, Delaware
LETRS is a well-developed, step-by-step program that takes teachers through knowledge of reading, scope, and sequence with the best strategies and the best research to support it. … LETRS has empowered our teachers to do their best for kids.”

—Linda Flint, Reading Coordinator, Kansas
“Thank you for providing the most valuable training I’ve received in my entire educational career. I now have the knowledge, backed by research, to support my teachers as they create reading success for all students.”

—Gary Robinson, Principal, Indiana