Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of the most common questions we receive. If your question is not among them, please send us a message. We’re here to help!


Does Rooted in Language follow the Science of Reading?

Yes. Read all about our Research-Based methods and approach on the RIL Method page.

Where do I start if I’m new to Rooted in Language?

Our programs and support are tailored to who you are. Select your educator path to learn more. 

To learn more about our methods and approach, visit our RIL Method page.

Where can I learn more about Dyslexia & Dysgraphia?

The search function on our site will yield several helpful resources. Here’s a good place to start:

  • Video: The 3 Most Common Causes of Reading & Writing Struggle
  • Blog: What is Dyslexia and Dysgraphia? Neuroscience Explores the Answers…

What is Intentional Copywork, Dictation & Editing, and why is it important?

Intentional Copywork, Dictation & Editing provides students with the opportunity to develop and practice all their new literacy skills without the pressure of original thought, thus reducing the cognitive load. It is the process of skill consolidation in a controlled environment. 

To learn more, watch our FAQ Video: What is the Role of Copywork & Dictation?

For a deeper understanding with detailed teaching strategies, we recommend Trees in the Forest: Growing Readers and Writers through Deep Comprehension.

What is a coaching session and how do I schedule one?

An Educator Coaching Session provides individualized guidance for homeschool educators and tutors who need support in problem solving their students’ gaps in learning, identifying steps for progress, and implementing effective teaching strategies. You can purchase a coaching session through our Shop. You’ll be asked to provide student information and a description of concerns at checkout. After purchase, one of our experts will reach out by email within 3-5 business days to schedule a mutually convenient time to meet.

Do your educator classes qualify for professional development hours — continuing education units (CEUs)?

Each governing body — school, district, or other professional organization — establishes their own rules and approval process for CEUs. Many educators who take our classes submit their hours as CEUs; however, Rooted in Language cannot guarantee that the governing body will approve our classes. It is your responsibility to investigate and pursue the requirements of your governing body to determine if our classes will be approved by them.

Do you provide a Certificate of Completion for your educator training classes?

Yes. After completing any Rooted in Language class, please contact us to request a Certificate of Completion. Rooted in Language will send you a downloadable PDF Certificate within 5 business days of your request. 

Your Certificate can be submitted for CEUs; however, acceptance is subject to each governing body’s rules and approval.

How do I request a speaker for an event or other engagement?

Our schedule fills quickly. Please contact us if you’d like to host Rooted in Language for an in-person event, webinar, workshop, or other speaking engagement.


Where can I find a community for support in using your products and teaching methods?

We have a very welcoming Facebook group, the Rooted Community, with educators who are on the literacy journey using RiL methods and products with their students. It’s a very supportive space, and we hope you’ll join.

How can I share a testimonial or my student’s Way to Grow moment?

Tag @rootedinlanguage in Social Media posts.

Join and share in the Rooted Community Facebook group.

Send us a testimonial or student Way to Grow moment by email. We’d love to share it!


What is the best way to print my RiL materials?

There are many printing options available to you. Our customers generally say that the most economical long-term option is printing at home with an Epson Ecotank printer or an HP OfficeJet printer with Instant Ink subscription.

If printing at home is not an option, consider these alternatives:

  • Your local library may allow free or low cost printing.
  • Our Partners page includes customer recommended printing companies and their RiL discount codes.

Complete Print & Setup guidance is provided with Pinwheels.

Why aren’t the graphics and images in my PDFs printing correctly?

For the best printing outcome, we recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader on a computer (free to download). Mac Preview will not print some graphics properly.

Using Adobe Acrobat Reader, select Print → Advanced → Print as Image

Also, select the print setting “fit” or “shrink oversized pages.”

If you are printing from a phone or tablet, the settings for each small device and printer vary and must be considered to ensure the best quality. The Adobe Reader App may not solve printing problems when using a small device. More likely, you will need to use the App for your specific printer and set or adjust the printer’s App settings.

Products & Purchases

How do I download the product I purchased?

Digital products are delivered via email to the email address you provided at checkout. Click “access downloads” and save the product to your device. We recommend adding to your contacts or safe senders list to ensure your order emails are directed to your primary inbox.

How do I access my RiL Thinkific resources?

Use this RiL Thinkific link to access your RiL purchases that are hosted on the online learning platform, including: Pinwheels; Foundations for Teaching Reading, Writing & Spelling Educator Course; Roots Entwined; and our School Licenses.

What is your return and refund policy?

Due to the non-returnable nature of digital purchases, our products and recorded classes are not refundable. For more information, view our Return Policy.

What if I mistakenly purchased the same thing twice?

If you inadvertently made a duplicate purchase, please contact us immediately, providing the relevant email address used when placing the orders along with your order numbers. We will research the issue and get back to you promptly.

Can I share my Rooted in Language purchased products and classes with other educators?

No. With the exception of our School Licenses, each educator must purchase their own copy of our products and classes. For more information, view our Policies & Terms of Use.

If other educators are interested in our materials, we ask that you honor our copyright by sending any interested parties to our Shop to purchase their own copy. Doing so enables us to continue offering high quality products at reasonable prices. We value our relationships with our customers and thank you for respecting our work!

Using Charter School Funds

How can I add Rooted in Language to my charter’s approved vendor list?

If Rooted in Language is not already an approved vendor with your charter school, please contact us so we can complete your charter’s vendor application.

How can I use my charter school funds to purchase Rooted in Language products?

If your charter school uses a purchase order system, they can contact us to submit a purchase order to Rooted in Language. The purchase order must include the home educator’s email address for delivery of the digital product.

If your charter school places orders directly through our website, they can purchase on your behalf through our Shop. To comply with our copyright, digital products cannot be forwarded; therefore, the charter school must enter the home educator’s email address at checkout for delivery of the digital product directly to the family. Then the charter school proceeds to PayPal for payment where the school's email address is entered for a PayPal receipt.

Who owns the digital products purchased with charter school funds?

Products purchased using charter school funds are licensed for single-family use and are consumable. They are delivered as digital downloads to the parent’s email address. Download the products and save them on your device. 

Purchased subscriptions or educator classes belong to the parent, not the charter school.

Policies & Terms of Use

Can I teach with your products and curricula in a co-op, tutoring, or classroom setting?

Please visit our Shop to view the product you wish to purchase for licensing details and product FAQs.

For co-op inquiries: We define a co-op as a learning environment where several homeschool families join together for academic pursuits, and parents work cooperatively in teaching different subjects. We believe students gain the most skill when they use our programs in their entirety. Therefore, each student’s family should purchase the program for weekly assignments to complete at home. This also supports students who struggle and will need extra practice at home. If you would like to pursue teaching with our products in a co-op, contact us for licensing options before purchasing.

What is your Copyright & Licensing Policy?

Please refer to the licensing information provided in your purchased product as well as our Policies & Terms of Use.

What is your Privacy Policy?

Click here for our Privacy Policy.