Lively Letters is a reading program that turns abstract letters and sounds into lively, colorful characters. Forty-four letters and letter combinations are embedded into colorful pictures that show students what to do with their mouths when making the letter sounds. The keys to this powerful program are:
- Embedded Letter Character Pictures
- Hand/Body Cues
- Oral Kinesthetic Cues
- Comical Mnemonic Stories
- Songs for the Letters
What does the Lively Letters Program teach?
The Lively Letters program trains students in the critical skills of:
- phonemic awareness
- speech production
The picture cards and, later, plain letters, are used in hands-on tracking activities to develop the phonemic awareness skills of blending, segmenting, and sound manipulation. Students progress through the program using various levels of words and materials to develop the ability to automatically sound out words for reading and spelling. The program continues into the upper levels of phonics instruction, including mnemonic techniques for reading and spelling multisyllable words.
Who is Lively Letters for?
The Lively Letters program is used throughout the US and globally as a supplement to the core reading curriculum in grades Pre-K - 2. It is also used as a powerful intervention program, quickly closing gaps for all types of learners and struggling students of all ages. The Lively Letters Program addresses the needs of students with various learning challenges, including the following:
- Students with various reading disabilities, including dyslexia
- Students with speech and language disorders
- Students with memory weaknesses
- Student learning English as a second language
What kind of Results can you expect?
Students trained with the Lively Letters program typically show improvements of 1.5 to 3 grade levels in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonetic decoding, and oral reading within several months. When implemented in the Response to Intervention model of instruction, schools implementing the program have reported a decrease in the number of students needing to be referred for intervention or special education services. To review the data, including pilot and case studies, visit Clinical Studies.
Lively Letters Basic Set
Lively Letter Boxed Picture Cards
Lively Letter Instructional Manual (3rd Edition)
Lively Letter Classroom-sized Cards
Lively Letter Mini Cards
Lively Letter Parents’ Guide
Lively Letter Sticker Sheets
Lively Letter Character Songs
Lively Letter Coloring Activity Book
Lively Letter Poem Book
Lively Letter Uppercase Book
Lively Letter Character Poster
Plain Letter Cards
Plain Letter Classroom-sized Cards
Plain Letter Mini Cards
Let’s Practice Reading with TLC Workbook