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A new age of vocabulary instruction

By Caitlin Annand-Baechtel on

The importance of vocabulary instruction is a well known fact. Ask a teacher. Check with a parent. Reference the decades of research. All sources will agree: vocabulary is a fundamental building block for literacy development and reading comprehension.

Indeed, this isn’t news. Since the dawn of public school, students have toiled away with slate and chalk, recording new words and reciting them to their teachers. Present day vocabulary practice can often look similar: students record words and definitions on notecards to practice until mastery.  

But with modern research pointing to the importance of varied vocabulary instruction, teachers are looking for low-lift ways to supplement their current practices. With the emergence of technology in schools, teachers have more options than ever before.

Clever is proud to partner with learning programs dedicated to vocabulary and literacy acquisition. Reference the list below for some of our current partners, and find the right fit for your school.

VocabularySpellingCity

VocabularySpellingCity® (VSC) helps elementary teachers meet the challenge of providing meaningful, intentional, and extended vocabulary practice through a supplemental word study program. Proven effective in an independent efficacy study, VSC extends students’ experiences with words over weeks by using a combination of new and review word lists that are customizable to your classroom.

Request a free trial of VocabularySpellingCity from your Clever Dashboard today! Click here. This application partners with Clever to do the following:

  • Single sign-on to any device and browser
  • Roster and provision accounts through Clever Secure Sync
  • Compatible with the Clever Portal iOS app

Vocabulary.com

Vocabulary.com combines the world’s smartest dictionary with an adaptive learning game that will have your students mastering new words in no time.  Using Vocabulary.com, students independently learn the words they need to know, while teachers apply the insights gained from educator dashboards. With Vocabulary.com, teachers can focus their efforts on the more sophisticated skills required for critical reading and effective writing.

Want to add Vocabulary.com to your Clever Dashboard? Click here. This application partners with Clever to do the following:

  • Single sign-on to any device and browser
  • Compatible with the Clever Portal iOS app

Lexia

Lexia partners with Clever to roster their entire suite of programs so that no matter their grade level, your students can get the literacy support they need. All of Lexia’s products are designed according to the latest scientific findings in education and are centered on empowering literacy educators by providing a personalized approach to learning, ongoing data to drive instruction, resources for face-to-face instruction, and proactive implementation support. Using Lexia, students work independently at their own pace through individualized learning paths to develop fundamental reading skills in a structured, sequential manner.

Want to see the Lexia programs available on Clever? Click here. These applications partner with Clever to do the following:

  • Single sign on to any device and browser
  • Roster and provision accounts through Clever Secure Sync
  • Compatible with Clever Goals
  • Compatible with the Clever Portal iOS app

Flocabulary

Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum.  Each Flocabulary lesson aligns with state and national standards and helps reinforce any K-12 curriculum. Using Flocabulary is proven to deepen content knowledge, improve vocabulary acquisition, raise test scores, and enhance student collaboration and creativity.

Want to add Flocabulary to your Clever Dashboard? Click here. This application partners with Clever to do the following:

  • Single sign-on to any device and browser
  • Roster and provision accounts through Clever Secure Sync
  • Compatible with the Clever Portal iOS app

 

Caitlin Annand-Baechtel