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


    LETRS Modules 2nd Edition

    LETRS training sessions offered by Training & Consultation (TaC)

    Module 1:  The Challenge of Learning to Read* 

    Module 2:  The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness

    Module 3:  Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works Module 3:  Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works

    Module 4:  The Mighty Word: Building Vocabulary and Oral Language

    Module 5:  Getting Up to Speed: Developing Fluency

    Module 6:  Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension

    Module 7:  Teaching Phonics, Word Study, and the Alphabetic Principle

    Module 8:  Assessment for Prevention and Early Intervention

    Module 9:  Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing

    Module 10: Reading Big Words: Syllabication and Advanced Decoding

    * 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


    Training Opportunities:

    You can find our training opportunities held at the AIU on the Training & Consultation (TaC) Calendar, TaC Professional Development Offerings 2022-2023 and listed in the Act 48 Workshops.