Middle- and high-school students encounter about 10,000 new words a year in their grade-level and content-area texts. Most are multisyllabic. Do your students have the word identification skills to read these multisyllabic words that are essential for understanding the content you’re teaching?
Word ID will help you determine if they do. Tailored to each specific content area, this collection of informal, whole-class and individual formative assessments are designed to measure students’ ability to use their knowledge of syllable types, syllable division patterns, and common prefixes, suffixes, and Greek roots to decode content-area multisyllabic words.
"Content-area teachers need to be aware of the literacy challenges faced by adolescent readers with decoding problems."
--The National Institute for Literacy