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"A Problem Cannot be Solved by the Same Mind that Created It."

~ Albert Einstein

The Concept that will Forever Change learning

WORDSLIIVE: An Idea Worth Spreading

See the WordsLiive TEDx Experience

sxswwebtileCatch Sage Salvo present “Understanding Literature through Hip-Hop” at the

2014 South by South West (SXSW) Festival March 3-6, 2014

Music is a vehicle that allows you to travel into the deepest human sentiments in completely foreign contexts but still find yourself there. For this reason, we have to set aside our fears and discomforts to really deal with the literary genius in hip-hop. This is what Words Liive is all about!

-Sage Salvo

Introducing an New way of Learning…

Words Liive, LLC is an English Language Arts curriculum augmentation company. We provide training and guidance to teachers and students in what is called ‘Experience Learning’. The experience learning we provide students, primarily in grades 8 through 12, is a curriculum to analyze literary systems, prevalent in Common Core literature, through a rigorous analysis of hip-hop’s literary compositions. Our methods help high school students complete core competencies in English language arts for their high school diplomas and GEDs.


  ” It is therefore my assertion that my Words Liive program has the potential to revolutionize the way literature is taught in primary schools.” -Sage Salvo




The Problem

As American students continue to fall behind foreign peers, 45 states and Washington, D.C. have adopted the Common Core State Standards, but is a program that puts emphasis on nonfiction literacy education the answer? We say NO.



% of 8th Graders in U.S.

The Illiteracy Crisis and Common Core
“Across the country, 64 percent of eighth graders do not meet grade level expectations in reading. And according to a report out in March, the average reading level of teens in grades 9-12 is 5.3 — barely above the fifth grade.”
Read More: Will Common Core Standards Improve Literacy?


  • In addition to being highly engaging, Mr. Salvo’s seminar can also be designed to satisfy several Common Core State Standards…I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Sage Salvo and his program Words Liive. It... - Davie YarboroughDuke Ellington English Teacher
  • “Words Liive is a fantastic demonstration of the use of digital media in the classroom, and the incorporation of multiple intelligences into specific lessons. Not only did students respond positively... - Nicole ChoNorthwestern High School English Teacher
  •    I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to write this letter in support of the Words Live program developed and implemented by Mr. Sage Salvo. In the spring... - Mr. Fulton M VinsonDean of Students, T.C. Williams High School











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