Accelerating vocabulary growth
for all students.
Build vocabulary in no more than
15 minutes per day.
Build student vocabulary in a flash.
In no more than 15 minutes per day, English in a Flash helps low-vocabulary students learn the high-frequency (e.g.,
monkey), low-frequency (e.g., orangutan) and content-area (e.g., mammal) vocabulary necessary for classroom success.
By focusing on vocabulary words before placing them in context, students with low vocabulary—including English
Learners (ELs)—improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English, for greater achievement in English language
arts, math, science, and social studies. As students progress through lessons, quizzes, and reviews, teachers get instant
feedback to personalize instruction, provide encouragement, and intervene effectively.
Reports help teachers monitor vocabulary
acquisition, determine class progress, keep
parents involved, and guide students to
appropriate books that are interesting and
keep students on the path to college and
English in a Flash helps students:
• Learn vocabulary effectively and efficiently
in no more than 15 minutes a day.
• Develop their content-area vocabulary so
they can succeed with academic standards.
• Begin their study at the appropriate
• Focus on vocabulary while learning
grammatical structures implicitly.
• Improve listening, speaking, reading, and
writing in English.
Help students construct a solid
English in a Flash quickly builds listening vocabulary,
increasing listening comprehension skills, building
phonics and phonemic awareness capacity, and
filling gaps in core subject vocabulary knowledge:
• Content-Area Vocabulary
Students learn the content-area vocabulary
required for success in language arts, math,
biology, chemistry, history, and other subjects.
• Conversational Vocabulary
Students learn conversational vocabulary
that helps them communicate effectively with
classmates and teachers.
• Grammatical Structure
Once students have learned the vocabulary in
a lesson, those words are combined into short
phrases, sentences, and dialogues.
Personalized instruction leads to student success.
Key features of English in a Flash include:
• Individualization: Assesses the learner’s listening vocabulary and places the student in correct English in a Flash
Library and Chapter using a Test-Out feature.
• Academic Vocabulary: Ensures all low-vocabulary students are provided multiple opportunities to learn individual
words, and to learn how academic words are used in context.
• Listening Comprehension: Builds listening comprehension that supports reading comprehension by providing the
learner with large amounts of comprehensible input.
• Standards-Based Activities: Incorporates listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities that reinforce
vocabulary and grammatical structures.
• Accelerated Reader Integration: Provides students a depth of vocabulary that supports reading of Accelerated
Reader books. As a result, the number of books students read increases with vocabulary practice.
How does English in a Flash work?
English in a Flash first teaches
vocabulary words before placing them
in grammatical context, as shown on
the diagram to the right. Learners are
provided with comprehensible input
consisting of multiple exposures to
vocabulary and grammatical structures.
4,000+ words are taught directly and
1,500+ words are taught indirectly.
Lessons 1–3 vocabulary
Lesson 4 structure
a red apple
Lesson 5 structure
He's eating a red apple.
Monitor vocabulary acquisition.
Word by word, progress intensifies.
The Student Record Report provides documentation of individual student
progress in listening comprehension skills, as reflected in words, phrases,
sentences, and dialogue learned.
Juan’s work is shown
chapter by chapter for
a specific date range.
The Total Words Gained column allows
administrators and teachers to easily see
actual vocabulary growth from using
English in a Flash.
This summary is helpful for
determining the success of
Determine class progress.
Student by student, intervention succeeds.
As students complete their lessons, quizzes, and reviews, the Class Progress Report
provides a snapshot of their current work to show how they are improving, so effective
intervention can be conducted.
Review this report weekly to
monitor students’ practice.
Communicate student progress.
Report by report, parents participate.
The Parent Report—available in nine languages—charts the number of words students have
learned. It encourages parental involvement in their child’s vocabulary progress.
The Parent Report is
available in English,
Spanish, and seven
know their son has
mastered 460 words
over 8 chapters.
Find appropriate books.
Book by book, vocabulary increases.
AR BookFinder (www.arbookfind.com) is a free online tool that is designed to help students,
parents, teachers, and librarians find books based on vocabulary knowledge.
Book searches can be conducted in
English or Spanish.
The Advanced Search
tab allows you to search
for English in a Flash
Recommended Reading Lists.
Find books in AR BookFinder
to give students practice
reading books with words
learned in English in a Flash.
Learn best practices to maximize success
with English in a Flash.
Educators can quickly achieve success by combining English in a
Flash with best classroom practices learned through onsite or remote
professional development. You’ll learn to maximize vocabulary
instruction for all students, while taking full advantage of all that
English in a Flash offers. You’ll likely see dramatic improvement—
even in the first semester.
With professional development, you will gain:
• Strategies for using English in a Flash software with your
• Personalized instruction on reducing paperwork and
motivating every student.
• Data-driven decision making ability using reports
generated by the English in a Flash software.
• Practices that help you meet the rigorous demands of
Common Core and state standards.
• Multi-year onsite coaching and online consulting
support to sustain your implementation’s fidelity.
When receiving a quote, be sure to ask about the recommended
English in a Flash Professional Development package customized
to meet your specific needs.
Best in-class customer service and support.
Renaissance Learning response times are the envy of the industry.
On average, our live customer support personnel answer phone calls
in less than eight seconds and online chats in less than three seconds.
Each support representative has the educational background and
product knowledge to quickly give you the help you need. You can count
on us to make your implementation of English in a Flash a success.
Your best source of data to
inform instruction and practice
for your low-vocabulary students.
For more information, contact your Renaissance Learning representative,
call toll free (800) 338-4204, or visit www.renaissance.com.
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