An essential tool for teaching vocabulary

Our Building Basic Vocabulary online tool provides focused instruction and practice with Dr. Robert J. Marzano's 2,845 basic vocabulary terms and exposure to 2,889 challenge (or advanced) terms. Educators might best think of basic vocabulary as tier 1 terms and the challenge words as tier 2 terms. These 5,734 terms are organized into 420 clusters and 60 superclusters of related terms.


icon Online and downloadable resources allow educators to assess prior knowledge, determine where to begin instruction, introduce new terms, and reinforce learning through practice and self-assessment.
icon An adaptive assessment indicates which cluster each student should work on first and printable resource packets provide images, descriptions, and activities for each cluster.
icon Online videos provide scaffolding and support, while empowering students to investigate and learn new terms independently.

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