Above: The founder of Glisam Language Arts Solutions, Ann Francis (on right), posed with her mother and daughter during her daughter's college graduation.
Above: Mrs. Francis' son posing at his college graduation along with Penn State's Nitanny lion.

Glisam's ® Mission

To provide secondary school teachers and their students with learning materials designed to build language arts skills efficiently and creatively.

As America's schools transition to the new Common Core State Standards, teachers are searching for quality materials that will encourage students to go beyond simply memorizing information. Today's competitive job market will require workers to think. To prepare for the future, students must become active readers. They must think as they read, checking their comprehension, interpreting text, and evaluating  the credibility of the author's theme or thesis. Students must learn where to find answers in the text, no matter whether those answers are implicitly or explicitly expressed. Then, supplied with knowledge, students must learn to synthesize creative solutions to the issues faced in our modern world.

Glisam's ® Inspiration

Glisam Language Arts Solutions is committed to helping all students develop their language arts skills fully.  The company's desire to design creative, quality instructional materials stems from its founder's career experience. Glisam's founder is a special education English teacher with seventeen years of experience working in New Jersey public high schools. In addition, the founder has served as an instructional assistant for struggling college students.


Glisam's passion to help students was rooted in the founder's personal life with the birth of a child with unique learning needs. Watching and helping that child grow and succeed over the years has been a privilege. In the process, it became clear that academic growth is greatly enhanced when student motivation is combined with the right learning materials and instruction.

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