Imagine Language & Literacy is an award-winning language and literacy software program that features interactive activities, videos, and games. It’s research-based, instructionally differentiated, and incredibly fun to use.
Visit https://my.imaginelearning.com to sign on.
Launch the Imagine Language & Literacy Chrome app or visit https://app.imaginelearning.com.
Student login reminders
Student login cards can help students remember their information until they have it memorized. Go to Management in Imagine Learning Portal, select a group or student, click the pencil icon to edit, and click Print student login cards from the Edit menu.
Computers and devices
To ensure a smooth student experience, test all devices in advance. See System requirements for information about supported devices.
Imagine Language & Literacy is best utilized with headphones and a microphone.
Please be sure to keep each headset with its paired computer so as not to confuse device connections.
Teachers can print supplemental classroom materials or reports from Imagine Learning Portal by using the browser’s built-in print functionality.
Imagine Learning Portal
- Review group and individual student usage, progress, and growth data; listen to student recordings; and evaluate students' writing.
- Launch Activity Menu and Teacher Resources.
- Manage classroom and student account preferences (session time, student passwords, etc.)
The Activity Menu provides easy access to every activity for individual, small-group, or whole-group instruction.
Teacher Resources provides supplemental classroom activities, re-teaching lesson plans, book texts, worksheets, flashcards, graphic organizers and other printable materials that work hand-in-hand with the Imagine Language & Literayc digital curriculum in a blended learning environment. To access Teacher Resources, select Teacher Resources from the Resources menu.
Or click Resources from the group level view in Dashboard.
To add students, you'll first need to navigate to Management (administrators) or Students & Groups (teachers). Click the link on the top navigation bar.
Groups should be created prior to adding students.
To add students
- Select Students in Management.
- Click Add.
- Search to add an existing student.
- Or click Create new student.
Edit student details
To edit student details, you'll first need to navigate to Management (administrators) or Students & Groups (teachers). Click the link on the top navigation bar.
To edit one student
- Select Students in Management.
- Click the student's name or the pencil icon to edit individual students.
- After you are finished making changes, click Save.
To bulk edit multiple students
- Check boxes next to students' names.
- Click Actions, then click Edit.
- Click Save after you have finished making edits.
The Dashboard in Imagine Learning Portal is a one-stop shop for educators and administrators with comprehensive information about organization and student performance.
- Use the top navigation to access reports, Action Areas, Resources, Management, and your account settings.
- Click on any report heading to see more detailed information in subreports.
- Click on organizations, groups, or students to drill down to comprehensive information related to those entities.
The Action Areas Tool offers critical insights into student progress by identifying skills with which students are struggling.
View skills needing intervention
The left navigation pane lists all curriculum areas.
This number denotes how many students are struggling in a curriculum area.
Click a curriculum area and click Intervention Tools to view details, suggested activities, and printouts.
Students who use the program with fidelity are more likely to achieve optimal results. Here are usage guidelines for Imagine Language & Literacy:
We recommend a minimum number of 3 sessions per week for struggling readers. Students on or above grade level should have 2 sessions per week.
The Language & Literacy app navigation is easily accessible during all activities.
Let's Go (to next activity), Play Again, Move On, Pause, Listen Again, Flag (hear first language support), Check (submit answer)
Students or teachers may easily pause and restart the session. The pause screen may also indicate that the student has not taken any action for a while.
- Click the microphone.
- Read the passage out loud.
- Click Stop.
The student will not be able to turn the page until recording steps are completed.
Student placement and progress
The first time students log in, they will take an adaptive placement test. The information from the test determines which instructional activities the students see. Students may also take Benchmark Tests at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year, and Reading Level Assessments at scheduled intervals throughout the school year. These test settings are controlled by administrators at your organization.
Students should take the placement test carefully and independently to ensure accurate placement in the program. Students who are unsure of a question should click an answer in order to move on.
Gaming theory design
Lively music, captivating videos, and engaging instructional games boost students' interest. Performance-based Booster Bits encourage increased student ownership. Students can then use their earned Booster Bits to customize their own exhibits in the Imagine Museum. Fast-paced content, self-monitoring tools, and opportunities for self-expression make learning fun.
Progress Indicator, Booster Bits, and End of Session Screen offer consistent performance feedback for better self-assessment.
There are several instructional models that work well with Imagine Language & Literacy.
Because Imagine Language & Literacy activities teach key language and literacy skills, teachers can select desired lessons for focused whole-class instruction, practice, and review. Projecting activities or using them with an interactive white board makes it easy for everyone to participate.
Teachers can use the Action Areas Tool to gain insight on where individual students are struggling and use that information to provide focused instruction. This data is especially helpful as you create an RTI plan and work on skills remediation Teachers can also extend learning by reviewing student recordings and written responses to offer direct feedback.
The Action Areas Tool pinpoints where individual students are struggling and immediately creates skill-based intervention groups. The tool also suggests printed materials or activities that allow for targeted intervention using tablets or laptops.
Computer bank or lab rotation
Imagine Language & Literacy provides each student with an individualized learning path by providing systematic, adaptive instruction. This makes it ideal for independent student learning—whether it be at an in-class station or in a computer lab.