What Vocabulary Words Do You Teach?
The Word Up Project teaches students words that they are likely to encounter on high-stakes tests. Flocabulary's research team created these word lists by first compiling words from grade-appropriate novels and basal readers (with an emphasis on Tier 2 words). The researchers then analyzed how often these vocabulary words appeared on state tests. The words that appeared most often are the ones taught in The Word Up Project.
For each reading level, our researchers looked at state tests at that level and two grade levels above. So the words taught in Level Indigo (grade 5) are those words that are both found in 5th grade reading material and are most likely to appear on state tests in 5th, 6th and 7th grades. You can view a pdf of the compiled word lists here or choose your grade level below.
Additionally, we have a series of songs that teach SAT vocabulary words. The 500 challenging words were chosen based on a study of the vocabulary that appeared on the SAT most frequently over the course of five years. You can see the pdf of the SAT vocabulary here.
The Word Up Project Word Lists
Word Up Level Peach - Kindergarten Vocabulary Word List
Word Up Level Grape - 1st Grade Vocabulary Word List
Word Up Level Turquoise - 2nd Grade Vocabulary Word List
Word Up Level Red - 3rd Grade Vocabulary Word List
Word Up Level Orange - 4th Grade Vocabulary Word List
Word Up Level Indigo - 5th Grade Vocabulary Word List
Word Up Level Green - 6th Grade Vocabulary Word List
Word Up Level Yellow - 7th Grade Vocabulary Word List
Word Up Level Blue - 8th Grade Vocabulary Word List