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Grades 2–7
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About the Course

Developed by Stanford's Center for the Study of Language and Information, this course helps students develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Using innovative writing analysis technology, capable of accurately identifying hundreds of errors in grammar and word choice, students receive error-specific feedback on sentence and paragraph composition—something no other Language Arts course can offer. This course is available for laptop, desktop, and mobile tablet devices.

What Makes Language Arts & Writing Different?
Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension exercises use annotated texts from history, literature, and science. Adaptive technology guides student use of rhetorical skills such as compare and contrast. Launch Video
Sentence Composition
Students interpret visual information, such as maps, timelines, and graphs, and compose sentences to demonstrate an understanding of the information. Launch Video
Sentence Structure
Students identify and edit grammatical errors in paragraphs. Launch Video
Enrollment Options
The Course

This program is no longer available for new customer enrollment.

Course Features - $54.00 (quarterly)*
  • Personalized learning software
  • Detailed progress reporting
  • Technical support
  • 3-month course enrollment
Tutor Support Included

This program is no longer available for new customer enrollment.

Tutor Supported Features - $445.00 (quarterly)*
  • Dedicated tutors for one-to-one learning
  • Tutoring via video chat, phone, or email
  • Digital Classroom sessions
  • Academic coaching
  • Parent-Tutor conferences
  • Completion certificate
  • Detailed progress reporting
  • Technical support
  • 3-month course enrollment
  • Additional Details
Math & English Combined

Save up to 50% off 2nd course!
  • Grades K through 7
  • Available with Tutor Support
  • Kids become ROCK STARS in both core subjects!
I love the way that recognizes the ability that most children possess if given the right circumstances.
Tina Marie E., Parent
Awards is one of's Top 100 Educational Websites. Numerous awards and grants supported the development of this course, including awards from the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Recent independent research by New York University has confirmed that our adaptive learning programs are proven to accelerate achievement for varying levels of students. The study found that:
  • Program participants scored higher on average—in some cases by 45 percent—on standardized achievement tests.
  • Positively impact K–8 student achievement in mathematics and language arts across the board, regardless of pre-existing student skill levels or demographics
  • To learn more about our results, review this press release and recent study.
Additional Details

Language Arts & Writing is delivered entirely online and begins immediately upon completion of your enrollment. Recommended usage: 60-90 minutes per week. On average, students complete one grade level within 5 months.

Skills Covered: This course contains five interwoven components—Parts of Speech, Sentence Structure, Sentence Composition, Paragraphs, and Reading—and corresponds to the latest English Language Arts standards. Download the Language Arts & Writing Course Outline.

Prerequisites: none

System Requirements: This course is available for laptop, desktop, and mobile tablet devices. The course requires modern operating systems and browsers.

  • Requires a desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, iPad or Android 5.0 device running Mac OS X 10.10+, iOS 9.1+, Android 5.0+, Windows 8.1+
  • Internet connection
  • Safari 8+, Chrome 39+, Firefox 35+, or Internet Explorer 11+ browser
  • No downloads required.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Does this work on tablets and iPads?
Redbird Mathematics: Advanced Edition and the Language Arts & Writing courses are compatible with iPads using iOS 9.1 or better. For more information on how to setup an iPad or tablet to run a course, click here.
How do I know if this course is right for my child?

Initial placement decisions for most courses are determined using input from a student and their parents. You can also chat or email us here.

What is the recommended time a student should spend on each course?

To help students achieve their maximum potential, we recommend that they work in each course at least 20-30 minutes daily, a minimum of 3 days a week. For more information on schedules that our G& students have used to accelerate their learning for each course, click here.

What happens if my student finishes the course early?

If the student finishes the course with time remaining in his/her quarter, he/she can continue to another course with the remaining time for no additional cost. To complete a course transfer, contact a member of our Customer Experience Team.

What kinds of reports are available for Language Arts & Writing?
Parents and students have access to a progress summary as well as a continuous snapshot of a student's performance that displays each item and unit completed in the course. To learn more about the types of reports available, click here.