Help your students build a rich vocabulary of essential words! Worlds Worst Pet exposes students to over 1000 Tier Two words at 6 different levels through four engaging games. Aligned to the Common Core, this app provides student-friendly definitions, a playful narrative, a fun reward system and thought-provoking writing prompts!Worlds Worst Pet is part of i-Ready an award-winning, blended learning program published by Curriculum Associates. Learn more about i-Ready at i-ready.com/empower.FEATURESWorlds Worst Pet is structured to provide repeated exposures to a cluster of conceptually related target words. Teaches more than 1000 words across five grade levels, from grades 4 8 with content available for students who are working a level behind Student-friendly definitions provide clear explanations with rich examples that illustrate how each word is used. Engaging narrative and reward system keeps students motivated Activities include word context, word sort, synonyms, and antonyms. Students see the same word multiple times in a single set of activities. Includes Spanish cognates Includes immediate feedback Uses a real human voice not synthesized robotic speech Aligns with Common Core State Standards Writing prompts provide an opportunity to use words in types of writing identified by the Common CoreRESEARCH BASEWorlds Worst Pet leverages best practices from Reading research Targets Tier Two words, selected from research-based lists. Also targets domain-specific words, including science and social studies words. Teaches words in conceptually related clusters Provides clear student-friendly explanations Provides multiple exposures and repeated practice across a variety of contexts Helps students make multiple connections between words and their experiences. Explores word relationships, including synonyms and antonyms Includes Spanish cognates such as vehculo for vehicle or numeroso for numerous Includes writing prompts focused on the target words in each clusterALIGNED TO COMMON COREWorlds Worst Pet develops concepts, skills, and strategies as targeted by the Common Core. The importance of students acquiring a rich and varied vocabulary, write the authors of the Common Core, cannot be overstated. Tier Two words are central to understanding complex text, and Worlds Worst Pet provides multiple exposures and repeated practice in these words. Aligns with vocabulary standards in these sections of the Common Core State Standards: o Reading Standards for Literature o Reading Standards for Information Text o Language Standards: Vocabulary Acquisition and UseSUPPORTHave questions or feedback? Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 800-225-0248Monday Thursday 8:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. ESTFriday 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. EST
What's new in version 1.0
ReleaseDecember 19, 2013
Date AddedOctober 30, 2013
Additional RequirementsCompatible with iPad. iTunes account required.