Research on the literacy and language development of Spanish-speaking English language learners
VIAS Subproject 4
Enhancing Vocabulary through Cognate Awareness (EVOCA)
Words in Motion Curriculum
Words in Motion is a cognate-based curriculum that introduces academic vocabulary in meaningful contexts and promotes strategies for academic vocabulary acquisition.
The full curriculum consists of seven units that include lesson plans, teacher materials, and student worksheets for each day. The materials are organized first by unit; within each unit they are organized by day; and within each day they are organized into lesson plans, student materials, and teacher materials. In many cases, there are separate materials for the monolingual and crosslinguistic versions of the curriculum, as well as Spanish translations of the crosslinguistic versions to support the delivery of the bilingual version. The VIAS team is pleased to provide these files for use by educators.
Before you browse the curriculum, we encourage you to read the complete Words in Motion curriculum overview posted below.
Click on the arrow for each unit below to view lesson plans, student materials, and teacher materials.