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Words Liive Founder Wants To Use Today's Music To Teach Literacy

Sage Salvo founded Words Liive in 2013 as a way to help teachers improve the literacy rates in their classroom. The platform  incorporates text, music and language arts curriculum to help elementary through high school students in language arts and English. What started as a teaching gig at Howard University after leaving the sports world as a financial analyst, bloomed into Salvo creating a platform focused on reshaping how students learn to to write. Salvo said his students and fellow poets inspired him to create Words Liive. He taught freshmen classes at Howard’s College of Arts and Sciences and noticed that students were not writing proficiently. “They were missing skills that they should have graduated high school with,” Salvo said. “It was alarming.” Salvo said many freshmen were not able to form coherent arguments in their essays or used slang throughout their assignments. Word Liive’s curriculum is curated within a few easy steps. Teachers select the text that they are using...

Arriana McLymore

Oct 15, 2018