Word ID Assessment Across the Content Areas

Prevalence of Multisyllabic Words in Content Area Texts

Each discipline places different literacy demands on students. This applies to word-level reading skills as well as text level. One chief characteristic of content area texts is the prevalence of multisyllabic words. Accurate and fluent identification of these words is vital, as they provide much of the new information that students need to access concepts and construct meaning as they read.

ELAEnglish Language Arts (ELA)

A metaphor is a type of analogy and is closely related to other figures of speech that achieve their effects via association, comparison, or resemblance including allegory, hyperbole, and simile.


The Pythagorean theorem is named after the Greek mathematician Pythagoras who by tradition is credited with its discovery, although it’s often argued that knowledge of the theorem predates him.


The climate includes conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean, and is often described in terms of intensity, frequency, and duration of severe and non-severe weather events.

Social StudiesSocial Studies

Instead of regarding international trade as something akin to a force of nature, the people of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries tried to regulate their commerce through official governmental decrees, royal laws, and financial help.