Torrance, Calif.--June 25, 2007--According to the Harper Index, 14-year-olds in 1999 knew about 15,000 fewer words than 14-year-olds in 1950. This lack of vocabulary can cripple students´ progress in all academic areas. Knowledge Adventure®, a developer and publisher of award-winning educational software for the home and classroom, has launched the new research-based solution; Knowledge Adventure® Academy --Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension program to help schools close this "language gap" using vocabulary building activities and guided reading comprehension.
According to Tony Bordon, Senior Vice President for Knowledge Adventure, "Some students enter school knowing 3,000 - 4,000 words...
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