Words to Learn By: Building Academic Vocabulary

Grade Levels: 12-12
Words to Learn By is a three-book series offering an evidence-based approach to vocabulary instruction for adult and young adult learners.

About the Program

Words to Learn By is a three-book series offering an evidence-based approach to vocabulary instruction for adult and young adult learners. Lessons focus on words from the Academic Word List and General Services List to build a foundation of high-frequency vocabulary encountered in academic content areas, the workplace, and everyday life. Each book provides:

  • Sequenced, meta-cognitive activities to build vocabulary knowledge and sharpen critical thinking skills
  • Comprehensive, words-in-context approach
  • Reading and writing practice
  • Framework for direct, explicit instruction

The Teacher Editions in addition provide detailed instructions and guidance for teachers.

The books are matched to the following reading levels:

  • Building Academic Vocabulary - approximate reading level 4-5
  • Expanding Academic Vocabulary - approximate reading level 5-7 (appropriate for Pre-GED students)
  • Advanced Academic Vocabulary - approximate reading level 7-9 (appropriate for GED students)


Program Components

  • Words to Learn By: Advancing Academic Vocabulary, Teachers Edition
    Words to Learn By: Advancing Academic Vocabulary, Teachers Edition
  • Words to Learn By: Building Academic Vocabulary, Teachers Edition
    Words to Learn By: Building Academic Vocabulary, Teachers Edition
  • Words to Learn By: Expanding Academic Vocabulary, Teachers Edition
    Words to Learn By: Expanding Academic Vocabulary, Teachers Edition
  • Words to Learn By: Advancing Academic Vocabulary, Student Edition
    Words to Learn By: Advancing Academic Vocabulary, Student Edition
  • Words to Learn By: Building Academic Vocabulary, Student Edition
    Words to Learn By: Building Academic Vocabulary, Student Edition
  • Words to Learn By: Expanding Academic Vocabulary, Student Edition
    Words to Learn By: Expanding Academic Vocabulary, Student Edition
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