"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Louisa Moats and the Endless Reading First Money Stream

Louisa Moats is a former disciple of Reid Lyon and now a fellow high priest (ess) within the Crackpots of the Code movement, the primitive reading pseudo-science that has taken over literacy instruction in most of the country. Louisa is also one of the insider cronies to receive sole-source contracts from ED, one of the architects of Reading First, and now one of the leading propaganda artists paid by the right-wing Fordham Institute (pdf) to try to smother any challenge to the supremacy of the chain-gang literacy materials that are raking in the billion dollars a year in Reading First grants from ED.

Here is a bio from a research study done last summer by Success for All and reported by Susan Ohanian:
Louisa Moats. Louisa Moats is an employee of Sopris West, a for-profit publishing company that publishes her LETRS training program as well as DIBELS and programs often used as supplementary texts under Reading First, especially one called Read Well. Although Reading First has been careful to keep vendors out of all national Reading First events, Moats, a vendor herself, has been central to planning and execution of Reading First trainings. Michigan listed Moats as the only person capable of providing the specific expertise required by the U.S. Department of Education, and offered her a sole-source contract. State officials typically preferred trainers from their own states but were usually forced to choose either LETRS, or training from Kame�enui and Simmons or the Texas Reading Academy.
Louisa, then, has penned a new attack piece for Fordham, Whole Language High Jinks, trying always to crush any re-emergence of the humanistic scourge, whole language. You see, as a Sopris West author, she has a great deal to protect. From the catalog:

LETRS

LETRS

Author: Louisa Moats EdD

ISBN: n/a

Grade: All

LETRS

LETRS Core Modules

Author: Louisa Moats EdD

ISBN: n/a

Grade: All

LETRS

LETRS Interactive CD-ROM Modules

Author: Louisa Moats EdD

ISBN: n/a

Grade: All

Teaching Reading Essentials (TRE)

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD and Linda Farrel MBA

ISBN: n/a

Grade: Intervention K-3

Spellography

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD and Bruce Rosow MA

ISBN: n/a

Grade: 4-5 and Intervention 5-7+

Spelling by Pattern

Author: Ellen Javernick MA and Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: n/a

Grade: 1-2

LETRS Module 1

LETRS Module 1 The Challenge of Learning to Read

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593181892

Grade: All

Price: $24.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 10: Reading Big Words

LETRS Module 10 Reading Big Words: Syllabication and Advanced Decoding

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593181981

Grade: All

Price: $24.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 11: Writing

LETRS Module 11 Writing: A Road to Reading Comprehension | Coauthor: Joan Sedita, M.Ed.

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD and Joan Sedita MEd

ISBN: 159318199X

Grade: All

Price: $24.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 12

LETRS Module 12 Using Assessment to Guide Instruction

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593182007

Grade: All

Price: $24.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 2

LETRS Module 2 The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593181906

Grade: All

Price: $24.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 3

LETRS Module 3 Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593181914

Grade: All

Price: $24.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 4 The Mighty Word: Building Vocabulary

Author: Louisa Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593181922

Grade: All

Price: $24.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 5

LETRS Module 5 Getting Up to Speed: Developing Fluency

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593181930

Grade: All

Price: $24.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 6

LETRS Module 6 Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593181949

Grade: All

Price: $24.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 7

LETRS Module 7 Teaching Phonics, Word Study, and the Alphabetic Principle

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593181957

Grade: All

Price: $24.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 8

LETRS Module 8 Assessment for Prevention and Early Intervention

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593181965

Grade: All

Price: $24.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 9

LETRS Module 9 Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593181973

Grade: All

Price: $24.95Add To Cart

LETRS Modules 10-12

LETRS Modules 10-12

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 419191120709

Grade: All

Price: $49.95Add To Cart

LETRS Modules 1-3

Author: Louisa Moats EdD

ISBN:

Grade: All

Price: $49.95Add To Cart

LETRS Modules 4-6

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN:

Grade: All

Price: $49.95Add To Cart

LETRS Modules 7-9

Author: Louisa Moats EdD

ISBN: n/a

Grade: All

Price: $49.95Add To Cart

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Spelling by Pattern Grade 1 Classroom Set

Author: Ellen Javernick MA and Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN:

Grade: 1-2

Price: $209.95Add To Cart

Spelling by Pattern

Spelling by Pattern Grade 1 Teacher's Guide

Author: Ellen Javernick MA and Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN:

Grade: 1-2

Price: $52.95Add To Cart

Teaching Reading Essentials Basic Set

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD and Linda Farrel MBA

ISBN: 1593189914

Grade: Intervention K-3

Price: $315.95Add To Cart

LETRS Interactive CD Building Vocabulary (with Module 4)

Author: Louisa Moats EdD

ISBN: 419191120297

Grade: K-12

Price: $124.95

Teaching Reading Essentials Basic Set

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD and Linda Farrel MBA

ISBN: 1593189914

Grade: Intervention K-3

Price: $315.95Add To Cart

LETRS Interactive CD Building Vocabulary (with Module 4)

Author: Louisa Moats EdD

ISBN: 419191120297

Grade: K-12

Price: $124.95Add To Cart

Early Reading Assessment With DIBELS®

LETRS Interactive CD Early Reading Assessment With DIBELS (with Module 8)

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 419191096479

Grade: K-12

Price: $124.95Add To Cart

LETRS Interactive CD Teaching Phonics and Word Study (with Module 7)

Author: Louisa Moats EdD

ISBN: 419191120457

Grade: K-12

Price: $124.95Add To Cart

LETRS Interactive CD Series

LETRS Interactive CD The Speech Sounds of English (with Module 2)

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 419190649287

Grade: K-12

Price: $124.95Add To Cart

LETRS Interactive CD Understanding the Spelling System of English (with Module 3)

Author: Louisa Moats EdD; Mary Ellen Cummings MEd; Linda Farrell MBA

ISBN: 419191051959

Grade: K-12

Price: $124.95Add To Cart

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Spelling by Pattern Grade 2 Classroom Set

Author: Ellen Javernick MA and Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN:

Grade: 1-2

Price: $209.95Add To Cart

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Spelling by Pattern Grade 2 Teacher's Guide

Author: Ellen Javernick MA and Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN:

Grade: 1-2

Price: $52.95Add To Cart

Teaching Reading Essentials Master Set

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD and Linda Farrel MBA

ISBN:

Grade: Intervention K-3

Price: $399.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 1 Presenter

LETRS Module 1 Presenter's Kit CD-ROM

Author: Carol Tolman EdD and Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593184298

Grade: All

Price: $39.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 10 Presenter

LETRS Module 10 Presenter's Kit CD-ROM

Author: Carol Tolman, EdD and Louisa C. Moats, EdD

ISBN: 1593185480

Grade: All

Price: $39.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 11 Presenter

LETRS Module 11 Presenter's Kit CD-ROM

Author: Carol Tolman, EdD; Louisa C. Moats, EdD; Joan Sedita, MEd

ISBN: 1-59318-549-9

Grade: All

Price: $39.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 12 Presenter

LETRS Module 12 Presenter's Kit CD-ROM

Author: Carol Tolman, EdD and Louisa C. Moats, EdD

ISBN: 1593185502

Grade: All

Price: $39.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 2 Presenter

LETRS Module 2 Presenter's Kit CD-ROM

Author: Carol Tolman EdD and Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1593184301

Grade: All

Price: $39.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 3 Presenter

LETRS Module 3 Presenter's Kit CD-ROM

Author: Carol Tolman EdD and Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 159318431X

Grade: All

Price: $39.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 4 Presenter

LETRS Module 4 Presenter's Kit CD-ROM

Author: Carol Tolman, EdD and Louisa C. Moats, EdD

ISBN: 1593185774

Grade: All

Price: $42.49Add To Cart

LETRS Module 5 Presenter

LETRS Module 5 Presenter's Kit CD-ROM

Author: Carol Tolman, EdD and Louisa C. Moats, EdD

ISBN: 1593185782

Grade: All

Price: $42.49Add To Cart

LETRS Module 6 Presenter

LETRS Module 6 Presenter's Kit CD-ROM

Author: Carol Tolman, EdD and Louisa C. Moats, EdD

ISBN: 1593185790

Grade: All

Price: $39.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 7 Presenter

LETRS Module 7 Presenter's Kit CD-ROM

Author: Carol Tolman, EdD and Louisa C. Moats, EdD

ISBN: 1593185804

Grade: All

Price: $39.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 8 Presenter

LETRS Module 8 Presenter's Kit CD-ROM

Author: Carol Tolman, EdD and Louisa C. Moats, EdD

ISBN: 1593185812

Grade: All

Price: $39.95Add To Cart

LETRS Module 6 Presenter

LETRS Module 9 Presenter's Kit CD-ROM

Author: Carol Tolman, EdD and Louisa C. Moats, EdD

ISBN: 1593185820

Grade: All

Price: $39.95Add To Cart

Teaching Reading Essentials Program Guide

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD and Linda Farrel MBA

ISBN: 1593187309

Grade: Intervention K-3

Price: $41.95Add To Cart

Spellography Introductory Classroom Set

Author: Louisa Moats EdD and Bruce Rosow MA

ISBN: 1570358230

Grade: 4-5 and Intervention 5-7+

Price: $220.95Add To Cart

Teaching Reading Essentials Program Guide (5 copies)

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD and Linda Farrel MBA

ISBN:

Grade: Intervention K-3

Price: $189.95Add To Cart

Spellography Modified Classroom Set

Author: Louisa Moats EdD and Bruce Rosow MA

ISBN: 1593180969

Grade: 4-5 and Intervention 5-7+

Price: $356.49Add To Cart

Teaching Reading Essentials Letter Tiles

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD and Linda Farrel MBA

ISBN: 430891465365

Grade: Intervention K-3

Price: $142.95

Teaching Reading Essentials Letter Tiles

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD and Linda Farrel MBA

ISBN: 430891465365

Grade: Intervention K-3

Price: $142.95Add To Cart

Spellography Teacher Resource Guide (with 2 posters)

Author: Louisa Moats EdD and Bruce Rosow MA

ISBN: 1570354839

Grade: 4-5 and Intervention 5-7+

Price: $30.49Add To Cart

Test of Written Spelling (TWS-4)

Test of Written Spelling (TWS-4) Kit

Author: Stephen C. Larsen EdD; Donald D. Hammill EdD; Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 41419152319

Grade: 1-12

Price: $104.95Add To Cart

Spellography Teacher Answer Guide A

Author: Louisa Moats EdD and Bruce Rosow MA

ISBN: 1570356076

Grade: 4-5 and Intervention 5-7+

Price: $24.49Add To Cart

Spellography Teacher Answer Guide B

Author: Louisa Moats EdD and Bruce Rosow MA

ISBN: 1570356084

Grade: 4-5 and Intervention 5-7+

Price: $24.49Add To Cart

Spellography Teacher Answer Guide Book A Advanced

Author: Louisa Moats EdD and Bruce Rosow MA

ISBN: 1593182562

Grade: 4-5 and Intervention 5-7+

Price: $24.49Add To Cart

Spellography Teacher Answer Guide C

Author: Louisa Moats EdD and Bruce Rosow MA

ISBN: 1570356092

Grade: 4-5 and Intervention 5-7+

Price: $24.49Add To Cart

Spellography Student Lesson Book A (5 copies)

Author: Louisa Moats EdD and Bruce Rosow MA

ISBN: 1570358265

Grade: 4-5 and Intervention 5-7+

Price: $42.49Add To Cart

Spellography Student Lesson Book A Advanced (5 copies)

Author: Louisa Moats EdD and Bruce Rosow MA

ISBN: 1593183488

Grade: 4-5 and Intervention 5-7+

Price: $42.49Add To Cart

Spellography Student Lesson Book B (5 copies)

Author: Louisa Moats EdD and Bruce Rosow MA

ISBN: 1570358273

Grade: 4-5 and Intervention 5-7+

Price: $42.49Add To Cart

Spellography Student Lesson Book C (5 copies)

Author: Louisa Moats EdD and Bruce Rosow MA

ISBN: 1570358281

Grade: 4-5 and Intervention 5-7+

Price: $42.49Add To Cart

Colleague in the Classroom: Interventions for DIBELS Users DVDs (set of 5)

Author: Featuring Louisa C. Moats EdD; Mary Ellen Cummings MEd; Linda Farrell MBA
Developed by World's Best Teachers Inc.

ISBN: 1593182163

Grade: K-3

Price: $210.95Add To Cart

Colleague in the Classroom

Colleague in the Classroom DVDs (set of 5)

Author: Louisa Moats EdD; Mary Ellen Cummings MEd; Linda Farrell MBA

ISBN: 1570355665

Grade: K-3

Price: $210.95Add To Cart

The Speech Sounds of English

The Speech Sounds of English Video (VHS, 46 minutes) with instructional material

Author: Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 1570359083

Grade: K-3

Price: $31.95Add To Cart

Test of Written Spelling (TWS-4)—Examiner's Manual

Author: Stephen C. Larsen EdD; Donald D. Hammill EdD; Louisa C. Moats EdD

ISBN: 41419201314

Grade: 1-12

Price: $57.95

2 comments:

  1. Nice to come across your post about Louisa Moats. If only all who question current education reform could unite and take a stand!

    I am appalled that kids in No Child Left Behind kindergartens do no longer get to play, and are subjected instead to 90 minutes each day of Reading First conditioning!
    And yet, parents believe that whatever is happening in schools must be for the better!

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  2. I am appalled that folks actually believe that Moats knows what the research literature says. Her view of the reading world is much like those college-age disciples who come knocking on my door wanting to give me a Bible! I have a bible but if I tell them that then they want to know what church I attend and have I considered alternatives, like their church, the true church! Now when they knock I ignore them. If only folks could be convinced to ignore this woman and her snake oil sales pitches.

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