Words in Action
The Words in Action program is a vocabulary curriculum for grades K–6 that incorporates the latest research in vocabulary instruction to give teachers the tools they need to increase students’ word power. The words taught come from read-aloud books that are age-appropriate, highly engaging, and rich in language that students encounter in their independent reading every day. Each 15–20 minute lesson combines direct instruction in word meanings with challenging and fun activities that instill in students a love of words and an appreciation for learning new words.
The program is also a unique blend of academic instruction and support for students’ social and ethical development. It weaves cooperative learning, social skills instruction, and discussion of values throughout the lessons, fostering the students’ growth as caring, collaborative, and principled people.
Aligned with the Common Core State Standards
Our developers used the Common Core State Standards as one of the primary tools to identify the independent word-learning strategies to include in the program. A full correlation of the program can be accessed here.