How It Works
Word Lab Web individualizes learning new words through a series of researched-based “key activities.” Students gain additional practice in comprehension as the program guides them from the pre to the post assessments.
Students choose from high frequency academic or literature based word lists. Literature and academic lists are derived from text and trade books ranging from third grade to high school level. Reading the associated book is not necessary for learning these words, but provides an opportunity to integrate into classroom activities.
What about training? We provide 2 training videos, one for the student site and one for the teacher admin site. These 2 videos take less than 45 minutes to view and provide you with everything you need to know to use Word Lab Web effectively.
What does it take to see improved reading scores? Use the program 3 times per week in 30 minute sessions to see great results. See pilot study results.
What about blended learning (computer based learning integrated with classroom instruction)? Word Lab Web is ideal for use with the rotational model.
What about support for ELL? Word Lab Web speaks key elements (words, definitions, phrases in the activities) in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, and Chinese. We have also included high frequency word lists derived from several easy readers that represent the Latino-American experience (see Literature Sources).
The chart below represents Word Lab Web’s scope and sequence. Please click on the hot spots to learn more.