Direct vocabulary instruction is an essential part of your students' development. Read on for information that will help you choose the best program for your classroom.

Vocabulary program comparison

Vocabulary Power Plus

Vocabulary Power Plus updates our flagship vocabulary program to help you deal with current concerns — the PARCC and Smarter Balanced Common Core assessments among them. Here's what's new in Vocabulary Power Plus:

  • Two-part multiple-choice questions that help students prepare for the PARCC assessment
  • Revised writing assignments that help students prepare for the Smarter Balanced assessment
  • New critical reading passages, including more nonfiction
  • Updated and revised word lists
  • Detailed Common Core State Standards alignment information

Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots

Available for grades 7 – 12, Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots is everything you need to teach a roots-based vocabulary program. Studying Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes is a great way for students to prepare to read texts that contain high numbers of Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words. Every book in this series uses dozens of Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes to teach your students over 200 words — and give them the tools they need to decode thousands more.

Growing Your Vocabulary

If you’re teaching 4th, 5th, or 6th grade, this is the vocabulary program for you. Growing Your Vocabulary helps you teach your students how words are formed using Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Thousands upon thousands of English words are built from these parts, so students who learn them while they’re young will have a HUGE advantage when it comes to reading more challenging texts. Great illustrations help visual learners remember the words they're learning and the rules that govern their construction, and every chapter has 10 exercises that give your students plenty of practice.

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