Imagine Language & Literacy

Quick Guide

Getting started

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.

Teacher/admin portal

Visit https://my.imaginelearning.com to sign on.

Imagine Learning Portal login

Student login

Launch the Imagine Language & Literacy Chrome app or visit https://app.imaginelearning.com.

Imagine Language & Literacy login

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.

Student login cards

Equipment

Computers and devices

To ensure a smooth student experience, test all devices in advance. See System requirements for information about supported devices.

Headsets

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.

Printer (optional)

Teachers can print supplemental classroom materials or reports from Imagine Learning Portal by using the browser’s built-in print functionality.

Teacher information

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.)

Activity Menu

The Activity Menu provides easy access to every activity for individual, small-group, or whole-group instruction.

Student login cards

Teacher Resources

Teacher resources

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.

Teacher resources

Or click Resources from the group level view in Dashboard.

Teacher resources

Add students

To add students, you'll first need to navigate to Management (administrators) or Students & Groups (teachers). Click the link on the top navigation bar.

Dashboard management

 

Groups should be created prior to adding students.

To add students

  1. Select Students in Management.
  2. Click Add.

    Add students

  3. Search to add an existing student.

    Add existing student

  4. 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.

Dashboard management

To edit one student

  1. Select Students in Management.
  2. Click the student's name or the pencil icon to edit individual students.

    Add students

  3. After you are finished making changes, click Save.

    Edit student

To bulk edit multiple students

  1. Check boxes next to students' names.
  2. Click Actions, then click Edit.
  3. Click Save after you have finished making edits.

Dashboard management

Dashboard

Imagine Learning Portal Dashboard

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.

Action Areas

The Action Areas Tool offers critical insights into student progress by identifying skills with which students are struggling.

Action Areas Tool

View skills needing intervention

The left navigation pane lists all curriculum areas.

Action Areas Tool

This number denotes how many students are struggling in a curriculum area.

Action Areas

Click a curriculum area and click Intervention Tools to view details, suggested activities, and printouts.

Action Areas

Student instructions

Students who use the program with fidelity are more likely to achieve optimal results. Here are usage guidelines for Imagine Language & Literacy:

Grades

Session length

PreK-K

15 minutes

1-2

20 minutes

3-5

25 minutes

 

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.

Navigation

The Language & Literacy app navigation is easily accessible during all activities.

App navigation

Navigation buttons

Navigation buttons

Let's Go (to next activity), Play Again, Move On, Pause, Listen Again, Flag (hear first language support), Check (submit answer)

Pause

Pause screen

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.

Student recording

Recording activity

To record

  1. Click the microphone.
  2. Read the passage out loud.
  3. Click Stop.
 

The student will not be able to turn the page until recording steps are completed.

Student experience

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.

Student placement test

 

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.

Student engagement

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.

Motivational features

Progress Indicator, Booster Bits, and End of Session Screen offer consistent performance feedback for better self-assessment.

Instructional scenarios

There are several instructional models that work well with Imagine Language & Literacy.

Teacher-led instruction

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.

One-on-one intervention

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.

Small-group instruction

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.