Discover the LETRS Suite of Professional Learning

LETRS K-12

Literacy educators benefit from PD and teacher training that provides depth of knowledge; language and literacy skills; and practice to successfully address struggling K–12 students.

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LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

Equip early childhood educators with literacy PD focused on the science of reading to teach the foundational skills young students (preK–K) need before learning to read and write.

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LETRS for Administrators

To serve as a catalyst for facilitating change and implementing strong literacy instruction districtwide, literacy leaders are empowered by the knowledge gained from this solution.

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Accreditation SealChampion Change and Make a Difference for Your Students

Developed by renowned literacy experts Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, LETRS® is a flexible literacy professional development solution for preK–12 educators. LETRS earned the International Dyslexia Association's Accreditation and provides teachers with the skills they need to master the fundamentals of reading instruction—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and language.

 
 


Respected Authorship
Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D., and Carol A. Tolman, Ed.D.

Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D., is a nationally recognized authority on literacy education and is widely acclaimed as a researcher, speaker, consultant, and trainer. Dr. Moats received her doctorate in reading and human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is widely published on reading instruction, the professional development of teachers, and the relationship between language, reading, and spelling.

Carol A. Tolman, Ed.D., has a doctorate in educational psychology and has been a consultant at the state, district, and school levels for more than 15 years. Dr. Tolman also has more than 25 years of experience in public schools and the juvenile justice system, spending 12 years designing and implementing an innovative reading clinic for academically challenged high school students.

LETRS: Making a Difference in Mississippi

When state of 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 short years, the results have been astonishing, and each year measures significant student literacy gains.

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 Times, Hanford asked the question and called out Mississippi’s impressive performance when the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ shared standardized test results showed fourth and eighth grade achievements in reading were made by Mississippi and the state made more progress than any other in the nation.

We are very proud to be partnered with Mississippi educators to improve literacy instruction with LETRS and ensure all teachers understand science of reading pedagogy.

 Read the Mississippi LETRS Results

Science of Reading Makes National News

Read about how investing in teachers’ professional development leads to impressive literacy growth for students.

LETRS empowers teachers to understand the what, why, and how of scientifically based reading instruction


WHAT

Priority skills focused on phonology, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension must be taught during reading and spelling lessons to obtain the best results for all students.

WHY

Effective reading instruction is complex with several related key components, based on current scientific research.

HOW

Explains spoken and written English language structures to students and how to implement instructional routines, activities, and approaches to differentiate instruction to meet literacy needs for all students.

LETRS Family

Invest in your teachers and put your students on the path to literacy success