Grades 2–5

Word study in context

Build word power through high-quality contemporary and classic literature, nonfiction, essays, and primary source texts. Unlock word meaning through context clues and develop mastery using multiple, research-based vocabulary strategies. Each literature-based lesson focuses on eight to ten Master Words with exercises of increasing complexity to extract meaning, apply vocabulary skills and strategies, and assess mastery.

In less than 15 minutes per day, your students develop the word study skills they need to improve reading fluency and comprehension.

Titles in This Program



  • Vocabu-Lit - Grade 2 (Book B)
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  • Vocabu-Lit - Grade 3 (Book C)
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  • Vocabu-Lit - Grade 4 (Book D)
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  • Vocabu-Lit - Grade 5 (Book E)
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Program Features & Resources

A full year of vocabulary support.

Each lesson includes

  • a high-quality text selection introducing the Master Words.
  • one writing activity per lesson to build word power.
  • six to seven research-based word study activities per lesson such as
    —using a dictionary
    —inferring meaning and using context clues
    —using synonyms
    —recognizing word associations and relationships
    —using Master Words in new contexts
    —word games and puzzles

Review & Assessment

  • Reproducible chapter tests.
  • Unit reviews including context clues, word relationships, synonyms/antonyms, parts of speech, and much more.
  • Unit and summative tests.
Teacher Materials

Teacher Editions

Includes a reproduction of the student edition with answers, a Master Word dictionary, and lesson tests.

Test Booklets (grade 5 only)

Includes unit tests and review tests. Sold in sets of 10 with answer key.

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Sample Pages




Common Core State Standards

Georgia Performance Standards for Grades K-8 English Language Arts/Reading.

Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks, Language Arts.


Grade 2

from Frog and Toad Together, Lobel

from Just Fishing with Grandpa, Mayer & Mayer

from Manners Can Be Fun, Leaf

from Poppleton Everyday, Rylant

from Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, Lionni

from The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Scieszka

from Superfudge, Blume

Grade 3

from The Chocolate Touch, Skene Catling

from Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Cleary

from Sarah, Plain and Tall, MaLachlan

from The Cay, Taylor

from My Life in Dog Years, Paulsen

from The Hundred Dresses, Estes

from The Islander, Rylant

from The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Bellairs

from Captain Grey, Avi

from The Whipping Boy, Fleischman

Grade 4

from Charlotte's Web, White

from The Pinballs, Byars

from Tuck Everlasting, Babbitt

from The View from Saturday, Konigsburg

from James and the Giant Peach, Dahl

from Soccer Scoop, Christopher

from Rivers, Hurwitz

from In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson, Bao Lord

from Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, O'Brien

from Harriet the Spy, Fitzhugh

from The Grey King, Cooper

from You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?, Fritz

Grade 5

from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Taylor

from Crispin: The Cross of Lead, Avi

from Hatchet, Paulsen

from Abel's Island, Steig

from Maniac Magee, Spinelli

from A Wrinkle in Time, L'Engle

from Ella Enchanted, Carson Levine

from Shades of Gray, Reeder

from The Family Under the Bridge, Savage

from "The Speckled Band," Conan Doyle

from From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Konigsburg

from Call It Courage, Sperry

from To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee

from Ben and Me, Lawson

from Backwater, Bauer

from The Great Gilly Hopkins, Paterson

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