Vocabulary A-Z helps K–5 students successfully build vocabulary and improve reading comprehension. This powerful digital solution enables teachers to choose from premade and customizable word lists, and to easily connect vocabulary instruction to current topics of study, core reading series, and Learning A-Z resources.
The new Vocabulary A-Z features online and mobile student practice, as well as digital reporting to inform instruction. Teachers can also assign students their own differentiated lessons for independent practice. Students love the game-based activities, and teachers love the simple reporting.
- Studies show that vocabulary is closely connected to comprehension, and should be taught in the classroom both directly and indirectly.
- To provide an adequate vocabulary foundation, teachers need to directly teach between 400 and 700 words per year (Beck, McKeown, & Kucan, 2013)
- A study by Jenkins, Stein and Wysocki (1984) demonstrates that to learn a new word in context without direct instruction, students need to be exposed to the word at least 6 times.
Teach Vocabulary Your Way With These Key Features:
- Premade vocabulary lessons make it easy to connect instruction to current topics of study, reading series, or Learning A-Z resources. Premade lessons include vocabulary words found in specific Reading A-Z, Raz-Plus, ELL Edition, and Science A-Z resources. Definition and context sentence flashcards, worksheets, and a final assessment are all easily accessible.
- Customizable vocabulary lessons include lists of vocabulary words organized by function, content area, and tier, with specialized sets such as Dolch, Fry, and Marzano word lists, and connections to other resources.
- Game-based activities dynamically incorporate assigned lists and motivate students to practice at home, extending learning beyond the classroom. Encouraging students to apply their knowledge of new words online, game-like tasks make learning fun and provide immediate feedback on their answers. Students match words to definitions, context sentences or images; fill in context sentences; and use definitions, context sentences, and cloze sentences as clues.
- Quizzes assess students on their understanding of target vocabulary words and allow teachers to quickly gauge student knowledge.
- Activity and assignment reports provide valuable data to inform instruction. In addition, teachers can access the online Student Management area included with all student-facing products, to manage student learning and access reporting data.