World of Words (WOW) – created by Susan B. Neuman – is a research-based, shared book reading program centered around grade-specific text sets for children at the preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade levels. World of Words is designed to improve vocabulary and comprehension.
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World of Words Components
World of Words Curriculum
World of Words is organized around big ideas and age-appropriate topics. There are 10 WOW sets for the PreK, K, and Grade 1. Each set includes a lesson plan, five shared reading books, and picture cards. The five books in each set are carefully organized to provide children with repeated exposure to content-rich vocabulary.
World of Words was developed by Susan B. Neuman, Professor and Chair of Teaching and Learning at New York University. WOW is an evidence-based reading program that has demonstrated the ability to improve language and literacy skills. Results from using WOW reported measurable improvements in vocabulary, conceptual development, and comprehension in children who come from high-need circumstances