Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS)

  • Developed by Dr. Louisa Moats

    LETRS is a professional development program that provides teachers with an understanding of:

    • How students learn to read and write
    • The reasons why some students fail to learn to read, spell or write
    • The instructional strategies best supported by research

    Sessions may also be presented on-site by request. A workbook fee may apply.


    LETRS Modules 

    Module 1:  The Challenge of Learning to Read* 
    Register for Module 1
    Module 2:  The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness
    Register for Module 2
    Module 3:  Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works
    Register for Module 3
    Module 4:  The Mighty Word: Building Vocabulary and Oral Language
    Register for Module 4
    Module 5:  Getting Up to Speed: Developing Fluency
    Module 6:  Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension
    Register for Module 6
    Module 7:  Teaching Phonics, Word Study, and the Alphabetic Principle
    Register for Module 7
    Module 8:  Assessment for Prevention and Early Intervention
    Module 9:  Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing
    Register for Module 9
    Module 10: Reading Big Words: Syllabication and Advanced Decoding
    Register for Module 10

    * Module 1 is a pre-requisite for attending any later modules.

    Completion of Modules 1-3 is recommended, prior to participation in additional modules.
    Later modules do not have to be completed in order.

    Contact AIU Training and Consultation Coordinator:

    Kate Stuckey
    katherine.stuckey@aiu3.net
    412-394-5846

    You can find our training opportunities held at the AIU on the Training and Consultation (TaC) Calendar and
    listed in the Act 48 Workshops.