A world of words – Building vocabulary is focused on words that students use in both their everyday language as well as in specific topics that interest and engage them. The program builds upon students’ existing knowledge and facilitates them to extend their bank of known words. The content of the series is linked to the English learning area of the Australian Curriculum and covers content descriptions from the Language strand, predominantly under the sub-strand of Expressing and developing ideas.
There are 40 units in each book, broken up into four 10-week blocks. The first eight units of each block contain a lesson plan that includes whole-group instruction and small-group or partner work, followed by an individual student activity. The last two units of each block contain independent student revision activities, a student self-assessment sheet, a teacher assessment checklist and answers, where required, for the student activity pages.