Program in Action

The Program in Action Video shows you the program in action in an inner-city first-grade classroom.


Q & A about the program’s high-level academic vocabulary


Why use fine art and real-world photos to inspire discussion?


How do the lessons work?

Read what teachers are saying about using Discussions4Learning with their students.

Oral Vocabulary and Language Program

Research shows that students who develop strong vocabulary skills go on to develop strong reading comprehension skills. The most effective way to build student vocabulary is to give your students frequent oral language experiences.


  • builds overall vocabulary knowledge
  • repeatedly exposes students to advanced, academic vocabulary in a variety of contexts
  • prepares students to comprehend increasingly challenging cross-curricular vocabulary