LANG4logo-KtagWhat 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.

Why LANGUAGE! Fourth Edition?

  • Rapidly advances struggling readers to grade-level literacy
  • Fills gaps in literacy learning and ensures strong foundational skills
  • Builds student experience with literary and informational text
  • Prepares students for literacy in all content areas
  • Provides comprehensive results documentation—proven to accelerate growth
  • Student needs are met with multiple entry and exit points and ongoing differentiation
  • Integrates powerful technology to empower teachers to deliver instruction digitally
  • Incorporates Six Traits of Writing to help students build sophisticated writing skills



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 4–11 in 163 districts, in 42 states.


  • Foundational skill building with phonemic awareness and phonics, word recognition and spelling
  • Vocabulary enhancement and morphology
  • Grammar and usage to increase sentence structure and patterns
  • Reading progression with text transitions to grade-level literacy
  • Listening and reading comprehension
  • 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
  • Robust assessment platform including placement, baseline, ongoing and summative
  • Embedded instruction and support for ELLs
  • Comprehensive English language development tools
  • Flexible implementation model for teachers
  • Digital, streamlined teacher materials
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