Academic & Domain-Specific Vocabulary

READ 180 vocabulary instruction is systematic, efficient, and intensive. Students will encounter and use academic and domain-specific vocabulary in the reading, writing, and speaking and listening tasks in order to appreciate nuances, such as how text composition and author's word choice affect meaning.

  • Instructional Technology: Word Zone

    In the Word Zone, students receive systematic instruction in decoding and word recognition as they build automaticity. More than 8,000 words are defined, analyzed, and contextualized for assessment and study.

  • Small-Group Instruction: rBook

    Significant frontloading occurs at the beginning of each Workshop to help students acquire high-leverage academic and domain –specific vocabulary that they will use in READ 180 and their content-area classes.

    Word Challenge activities promote critical thinking and application of word knowledge.


    The companion LBook has been developed to work alongside the rBook to support English language learners by providing explicit, sequential, linguistically logical and systematic instruction and practice.


    eReads are rigorous nonfiction texts that build upon the background knowledge and domain-specific vocabulary acquired in the Topic Software and can be read anytime, anywhere.

Building Capacity of Teachers & Leaders

The Teacher Dashboard helps build capacity of effective teachers. Anytime/anywhere access to the most important implementation and student performance data enables all teachers to use data to drive instruction. State-of-the-art planning tools ensure teachers will spend less time planning and more time building relationships.

A Roadmap to Whole- and Small-Group Instruction

The Next Generation rBook is the cornerstone of READ 180 instruction, providing a clear instructional path for teachers to use in Whole- and Small-Group Instruction. Checkpoints for differentiation help teachers understand exactly when, where, how, and with whom to differentiate instruction.

Available for Stages A, B, and C, the rBook is organized around nine Workshops that provide enough content for approximately one year of instruction per stage. Each rBook Workshop includes multiple readings on the same topic to support a recursive review of academic vocabulary, build student knowledge of content areas and reinforce comprehension skills.

3 Stages of Instruction and Support See it in Action

Anchor Video

Anchor Videos introduce each rBook selection and help students build background knowledge for the Workshop theme.