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Vocabulary instruction

95 Percent Group provides essential vocabulary instruction for teachers of language arts, science, and social studies in Pre-K through Grade 8.

Direct vocabulary instruction: more than just definitions

Vocabulary instruction is one of the National Reading Panel’s 5 Core Components of Literacy. Students with limited vocabulary will struggle with reading fluency and comprehension. For students to close the vocabulary gap they need vocabulary instruction that both teaches the meaning of well-chosen words and shows them how to learn words on their own.

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Enhance your early childhood students’ knowledge of the world while promoting and developing oral language foundations with Talk2Learn™ cards, activities, and teacher’s guides.

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95 Vocabulary Surge—Unleashing the Power of Word Parts™

Lessons support both whole class or small group instruction. An introductory lesson provides the history of the English language. As each new layer of the language is introduced, the teacher demonstrates how words are constructed in that layer.

95 Vocabulary Surge™: Level A

Vocabulary Surge Level A helps classroom teachers support vocabulary development for all students in grades 2–8.

95 Vocabulary Surge™: Level B

Vocabulary Surge Level B helps classroom teachers support vocabulary development for all students in grades 4–8.


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Parents keep asking me what I’m doing differently this year. And I say, ‘It’s 95 Vocabulary Surge. That’s what’s making your child read like a rockstar!’

Ms. Johnson

5th grade teacher, Fulton County School District
One powerful solution for science of reading-aligned literacy instruction

One powerful solution for science of reading-aligned literacy instruction

As educators, we understand the profound impact of effective literacy instruction. That’s why we designed the One95 Literacy Ecosystem™ to empower you with the best resources to develop the strongest readers possible.

It begins with proven literacy instruction products—then the knowledge, resources, and support to make them work.

With the One95 Literacy Ecosystem™, you’ll find:

  • Alignment with MTSS/RTI frameworks
  • Explicit and systematic Tier 1, 2, and 3 instruction
  • Professional learning and development resources
  • Extensive science of reading research
  • Access to literacy experts
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