The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has made five recommendations for improving adolescent literacy, and Take Aim! at Vocabulary aligns with each of those recommendations.  The five recommendations include:

  • Provide explicit vocabulary instruction.
  • Provide direct and explicit comprehension strategy instruction.
  • Provide opportunities for extended discussion of text meaning and interpretation.
  • Increase student motivation and engagement in literacy learning.
  • Make available intensive and individualized interventions for struggling readers that can be provided by trained specialists.

Take Aim! at Vocabulary, designed for students who can read at a fourth/fifth grade reading level or above, provides vocabulary instruction that meets these recommendations.  We have set up a webpage detailing exactly how Take Aim! at Vocabulary aligns with the IES recommendations.

Take Aim! at Vocabulary is available in both an individualized format and a group format.