Build World Knowledge

Scholastic W.O.R.D. ensures students are exposed to the words that encompass the majority of their daily lives and are vital to the foundation of ideas within today's world.

Seamless Integration

W.O.R.D. fits into any existing K-5 literacy program with digital instruction that students can access anytime, anywhere and from any device.

  • Independent Learning

    W.O.R.D. makes learning new words fun. Through exciting activities and thematic passages, students progress independently within a game-based, guided program.

  • Comprehensive Literacy

    With flexible 20-minute sessions, W.O.R.D. is the digital solution for vocabulary and word study—an essential component of any comprehensive literacy program.

  • All Learners

    W.O.R.D. provides full audio support, a built-in dictionary allowing students to look up words they don’t recognize, and the ability for teachers to manually reassign W.O.R.D. levels.

  • RobustReporting-Illustration

    Robust Reporting

    Discover actionable data to inform classroom instruction. Observe individual student and class progress to identify opportunities for enrichment, theme exploration, or additional support.

How does it fit into a literacy block?

Every minute of a classroom’s schedule is valuable. Integrate Scholastic W.O.R.D. as an independent learning rotation two to three days per week for 20-minute sessions to provide students with deep word and world knowledge.

Thematic Connections to Core Instruction

Whether you are implementing a core basal or our new comprehensive literacy program, Scholastic Literacy, W.O.R.D.’s thematic approach supports any core instruction by aligning to key content areas in science and social studies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Words help students succeed in literacy and life. Answers to your W.O.R.D. questions help you succeed in accelerating your students’ word knowledge.

What professional learning support is available?

Scholastic W.O.R.D. offers a free, pre recorded Getting Started webinar. Customers can also purchase a live webinar or in-person follow-up sessions with a professional learning expert to review and analyze their student data and implement best instructional practices.

Does W.O.R.D. help English Language Learners?

Yes, by building a solid foundation in English core vocabulary, W.O.R.D. equips ELLs with both the context and fluency required to understand the subtleties of high frequency words—allowing them to later learn more difficult and rarer words with greater ease.

Top 10 W.O.R.D. FAQ

Learn from Dr. Elfrieda Hiebert, author of Scholastic W.O.R.D., as she answers the top 10 most frequently asked questions about her revolutionary vocabulary program.