Boost vocabulary skills with a powerful word study card for every leveled book.
Smart Word gives students the rich, robust vocabulary instruction needed for success. Engaging and effective, these four-sided cards translate best vocabulary practices into routines and activities for every leveled book. Plus, each card gives your Spanish-speaking ELLs a powerful linguistic support system.
Each Sundance Leveled Book 6-Pack includes one FREE Smart Word vocabulary card. See a complete list of titles.
A Critical Finding: Untended, the Gap Only Widens GRADE AVERAGE STUDENT (At 2.4 Root Words Per Day) BOTTOM 25% (At 1.6 Root Words Per Day) End of Pre-K 3,400 2,400 End of K 4,300 3,016 End of Grade 1 5,160 3,592 End of Grade 2 6,020 4,168 The bottom 25 percent of students begin Kindergarten with 1,000 fewer root-word meanings than average students. Diamond and Gutlohn, Vocabulary Handbook, CORE: 2006, p. 9
"One reason teachers are concerned about teaching vocabulary is to facilitate the comprehension of a text that students will be assigned to read. If students do not know the meaning of many of the words that they will encounter in a text, their comprehension of that selection is likely to be compromised." — John J. Pikulski and Shane Templeton, 2004
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