Learning Out Loud: Readers Theater for Struggling Readers


Curtains Up leveled book, Imagine Language & Literacy If you have a struggling reader in your classroom, you already know how that student feels about reading anything out loud.

And yet, reading out loud is one of the best ways to improve students’ oral fluency.

For instance, within Imagine Language & Literacy, struggling readers gain confidence as they read and repeat text from leveled books and regularly participate in activities like Fluent Reader. What’s more, when teachers listen back to the recordings, they can easily track student progress toward oral fluency.

But Readers Theater can be another way to engage struggling readers and help them read aloud–with expression.

Why a Readers Theater?

If all the world’s a stage, then every classroom can be transformed into a theater–in this case, a Readers Theater, which: Read more »


Welcome to Imagine Nation!

Welcome to Imagine Nation!

We are pleased to announce the newest citizens of Imagine Nation, Imagine Learning’s elite school recognition program. Schools are inducted as Top 50 Schools for excellent Imagine Learning usage and as Super Schools for exceptional innovation or citizenship during the 2011-2012 school year. World-Class Schools, the highest honor, are awarded by meeting the most rigorous standards for weekly usage of Imagine Learning. Teachers, students, and administrators at each World-Class School will be honored for their exceptional efforts at a special award ceremony, and we’d like to thank them for their hard work and commitment to providing a world-class education. Read more »


5 ways to fit Common Core into your curriculum

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Adjusting your curriculum to address Common Core standards is not easy. According to a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, the Common Core standards are substantially different from previous state standards, not only in curriculum but in the cognitive skills they demand. Common Core focuses on higher order skills, like “understanding and analyzing written material,” rather than “memorization and performing procedures.” To help with these higher order skills, take a look at five ways Imagine Learning can bring the Common Core into your classroom curriculum.

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Free webinar Thursday, September 20: Academic success for English learners

They’re the fastest growing K-12 student population in the US, and chances are you’ll have at least one in your classroom this year. Join presenter Lise Ragan, CEO of Course Crafters, for a webinar dedicated to this diverse group of students: English learners.

Learn more about who they are, what unique challenges they face, and, most importantly, how you can help them succeed this school year. Click here for more information, and then reserve a spot today.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MDT (4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT / 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT)

Presenter: Lise Ragan, CEO, Course Crafters, Inc.



What’s new at Imagine Learning

Want to know what we did over our summer vacation? We perfected Imagine Learning Version 11—our latest release with updated Common Core curriculum, including explicit grammar instruction. Also featuring streaming technology and Hmong language support, Imagine Learning Version 11 is designed to reach more students than ever before.

Take a look at all the new features Imagine Learning has to offer.