WordGen WEEKLY

Science Generation

Social Studies Generation

WordGen ELEMENTARY

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FOUR Word Generation Programs Now Available!

  • WordGen WEEKLY

The Original Interdisciplinary Word Generation

Grades 6-8

72 Weekly Units Available

Each with five brief activities for ELA, math, science, and social studies related to a controversial topic

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  • Word Generation ELEMENTARY

Interdisciplinary Units of Study for Grades 4 & 5

12 two-week units for each grade available

Each unit organized around a central question and offers a variety of texts, word-learning activities, writing tasks, and discussion/debate opportunities

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  • Science Generation

Science Curriculum with Academic Language Components for Grades 6-8

18 Units Available

Approximately five full class sessions each, plus each unit contains supplementary materials for ELA, math, and social studies teachers

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  • Social Studies Generation

Social Studies Curriculum with Academic Language Components for Grades 6-8

18 Units Available

Approximately five full class sessions each, plus each unit contains supplementary materials for ELA, math, and science teachers

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Word Generation News!

Building Vocabulary via Word Generation Helps NYC Students  Enhance their Debate Skills

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Usable Knowledge, Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Web Resource for Connecting Knowledge to Practice.

Includes Documentary Video produced by NYC’s Middle School Quality Initiative about Word Generation Saturday Debate Tournaments.

Cape Cod School District Implements Word Generation Programs Using iPads

The Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District is using apps such as PDF Expert to seamlessly integrate Word Generation into their students' studies in grades 4-8.

Thank you, Baltimore!

Baltimore City Public Schools is SERP's largest research partner in a major study of discussion, debate, and reading comprehension.

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Word Generation is much more than an academic vocabulary program. It provides opportunities for perspective-taking, discussion, debate, and developing thoughtful arguments for writing.

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Support for Word Generation provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Leon Lowenstein Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education through grant numbers R305A090555 and R305F100026.

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