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Voyager Learning Announces the Release of LANGUAGE! Live Literacy Intervention Curriculum, Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats



Voyager Learning Announces the Release of LANGUAGE! Live Literacy Intervention
                   Curriculum, Authored by Dr. Louisa Moats

PR Newswire

DALLAS, April 23, 2013

DALLAS, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- Voyager Learning, a business unit of
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) and leading provider of
comprehensive intervention solutions, is pleased to announce the release of
the all-new blended LANGUAGE!^® Live literacy intervention curriculum for
grades 4-12. As the next iteration of LANGUAGE! Comprehensive Literacy
Curriculum, LANGUAGE! Live is based on nearly two decades of classroom
implementation and is proven to accelerate the literacy growth of nonreaders,
struggling readers, and English language learners.

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Designed specifically to meet the high expectations of the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS), LANGUAGE! Live is a comprehensive literacy solution that
combines teacher-directed learning with personalized, adaptive instruction in
an online social environment. The curriculum was developed to reach readers in
grades 4-12 who are two or more years below grade level.

The powerful LANGUAGE! Live instruction comprises two primary components:

  o Student-Centered Online Foundational Skills. This student-directed
    technology component specifically focuses on building foundational
    skills—phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, word use, sentence
    structure, fluency—through the Word Training lessons. The innovative
    platform includes an engaging social media element for peer-to-peer
    learning, student-centric gaming, customized learning paths, and
    multimedia, age-appropriate tools.
  o Teacher-Led Small-/Large-Group Literacy Instruction. The teacher-directed
    small- and large-group instruction supports learners in meeting
    grade-level expectations through the Text Training lessons. This component
    places strong focus on oral comprehension; grammar, usage, and sentence
    structure; fluency; close reading of informational and literary texts;
    vocabulary; and writing.  Teachers help students achieve their academic
    goals through targeted intervention and honing in on more advanced
    literacy skills.

This breakthrough approach to literacy intervention offers a model that
provides scaffolding while moving students toward independent reading,
resulting in a high degree of student motivation, independence, and success.
Combined with new technology capabilities and engaging content, LANGUAGE! Live
resonates with adolescents as a culturally relevant solution and results in a
highly successful intervention success rate. 

As described by author Dr. Louisa Moats, "LANGUAGE! Live engages students
online with all the critical building blocks for language learning - knowledge
of sounds, spellings, word structure, word use, sentence composition,
paragraph structure, and text cohesion. Teachers guide students in close
reading of challenging and interesting texts, focusing students on details
essential to comprehension.  LANGUAGE! Live incorporates three essential P's:
Precision, Pacing, and Practice. It motivates students to be active
participants in their intervention program."

"Literacy is the key to opening doors for students in academics, career, and
life," says George Logue, president of Voyager Learning. "The powerful
LANGUAGE! Live solution represents the next generation of learning—building
more than readers, but young learners who think critically, communicate
clearly, and who are prepared for life in the technology-based global
community."

LANGUAGE! Live was developed by Louisa Moats, Ed.D., an internationally
renowned literacy expert; lead author of LETRS^® (Language Essentials for
Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development; and author of
numerous journal articles, books, and instructional materials. LANGUAGE! Live
is based on the original work of Jane Fell Greene, Ed.D., who has been at the
forefront of the nation's literacy movement for more than 25 years.  

LANGUAGE! Live materials are available for purchase now for delivery and
training starting this summer. For more information about LANGUAGE! Live,
including video resources, CCSS alignment, and sample materials, visit
www.teachlanguagelive.com.

About Voyager Learning

Dedicated to the success of every student, Voyager Learning is the nation's
most comprehensive provider of research-based education solutions and online
learning tools—including curriculum products, personalized professional
development, assessment, and school improvement and turnaround services. With
the ultimate goal of advancing student achievement, Voyager Learning partners
with preK–12 schools to build teaching and leadership capacity, keep students
on track, and accelerate struggling students to grade-level proficiency. We
are proud to represent the life's work of world-renowned researchers and
education leaders and have a steadfast commitment to translating research into
practice, with a proven track record of helping schools and districts boost
student participation, improve test scores, and increase graduation rates.
Voyager Learning is a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:
ABCD) based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit
www.voyagerlearning.com.

Media Contact
Kelly Dean
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
kelly.dean@cambiumlearning.com

Investor Contact
Barbara Benson
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
investorrelations@cambiumlearning.com

SOURCE Voyager Learning
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