Prepared readers are better readers — it’s that simple.

Remove the roadblocks to comprehension.

Imagine if the next time you assigned reading, your students knew all the challenging vocabulary in the text before they read it. Then they could focus on learning the information, understanding the themes, and appreciating the craft — rather than stumbling over the words.

They’d come to class better prepared to talk and to write about their reading, and you’d be able to dig deeper into the curriculum.

Set students up for success using

Prepare your students for each and every reading assignment. Here’s how:

  1. What are you teaching tomorrow? Type it in the search box. Chances are, we’ve got a ready-made vocabulary list to support the reading. Then peruse the results and select a list that suits your fancy. Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Paste up to 100 pages of text into VocabGrabber™ — and create your own vocabulary list in a flash.
  2. Assign the list to any of your classes. Select "Practice," choose a due date, and that’s it! Now your students can learn the words before they tackle the text.
  3. Check out your Teacher Dashboard. See how it’s going for your students. Our clear reports make it a snap to see who did the work and what words they struggled with. That way, you can focus your class discussions on the words that deserve more attention, not the words they already know. (and your students) will do the rest.

We’ll expose your students to the most relevant academic words in the text, with examples lifted directly from the source. We teach the multiple meanings of words for deeper understanding, so they’ll know the word for this assignment and anywhere else they encounter it. Then we’ll follow up over time, working with students on their “trouble words” until they master them, and offering brush-up questions to ensure that the learning sticks.

Efficient for you, effective for your students. makes it easy to integrate vocabulary instruction with what you’re already teaching. Our vast list library has thousands of resources for the most commonly taught texts, so all you have to do is search for a list and assign it to your students.

They can practice the words outside of class, and you can feel confident that when they tackle the next reading assignment, they’ve learned the specific vocabulary words that will boost comprehension.

Make your next reading assignment more meaningful with a pre-reading practice list on

See how to use VocabGrabber to create and assign a vocabulary list from any text.
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