Today, video games are the reward you give kids for doing their homework.

…but what if a game was the homework?

Introducing a 3D word game like no other for ages 6-15.

  • Learn up to 1,000 challenging words per year
  • Explore real cities, powered by words
  • Create with friends

Players compete to reach the top of the Readerboard in an epic race to paint the city and build their dream junkyard eco-home. Developed with literacy experts and Hollywood talent, Word Tag combines action-packed gameplay with world-leading educational design.

Increase every player’s reading age

Word Tag’s methodology is designed to teach challenging vocabulary that boosts reading comprehension, advances creative and academic writing, and improves exam performance.

chat2
  • milkshake-pink Adaptive learning and player reports
  • milkshake-purple Made with world-leading literacy talent
  • milkshake-green Develops creativity and resourcefulness
  • milkshake-orange Teaches Tier 2 vocabulary frequently encountered in school and on exams
  • milkshake-blue Trusted by teachers

The Building Blocks of Reading

chart_p chart_d

Word Tag Curriculum

Select a level

Level 1:
Kindergarten-Grade 1

    General vocabulary skills and language
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Shades of meaning
  • Sorting words into categories
    Informational text vocabulary
  • Words for key text details
  • Words for connections between individuals, events, or ideas
  • Words to describe points of view
    Literature vocabulary
  • Words for key text details
  • Words to retell familiar stories
  • Storytelling words: character, settings, and major events

Level 2:
Grade 2-3

    General vocabulary skills and language
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Collective nouns
  • Compound words
    Informational text vocabulary
  • Words to talk about a text’s main topic, focus, and purpose
  • Words for inference and evidence
  • Words for connections, comparisons, and relationships
    Literature vocabulary
  • Storytelling words: character, settings, and major events
  • Words for comparing and contrasting story elements
  • Words to understand characters feelings

Level 3:
Grade 4-5

    General vocabulary skills and language
  • Use frequently-confused words
  • Use words to convey ideas precisely
  • Use context as a clue to words’ meaning
    Informational text vocabulary
  • Words to talk about cause and effect
  • Words to describe points of view and argumentation
  • Analytical tier 2 vocabulary
    Literature vocabulary
  • Narrative vocabulary around character, setting, plot
  • Figurative language
  • Word choices that influence the meaning or tone of a text

Level 4:
Grade 6-7

    General vocabulary skills and language
  • Use common affixes and roots as clues to words’ meaning
  • Use relationships between words to boost understanding
  • Words with multiple meanings
    Informational text vocabulary
  • Words to describe points of view and argumentation
  • Analytical tier 2 vocabulary
  • Words for interpretation of knowledge and ideas
    Literature vocabulary
  • Word choices that influence the meaning or tone of a text
  • Connotation
  • Classic literature vocabulary

Level 5:
Grade 8-9+

    General vocabulary skills and language
  • Academic and domain-specific words
  • Grammatical concepts
  • Identify and use closely related vocabulary
    Informational text vocabulary
  • Words to describe points of view and argumentation
  • Analytical tier 2 vocabulary
  • Words for interpretation of knowledge and ideas
    Literature vocabulary
  • Word choices that influence the meaning or tone of a text
  • Connotation
  • Classic literature vocabulary

Compliant with the following standards:

chart_p chart_d chart_d chart_d chart_d

Meet the Word Tag Team

Word Tag was developed with world-leading experts from the worlds of education, linguistics, gaming, and entertainment.

expert1
Prof. Susan Neuman

Educator, researcher, and education policy-maker in early childhood and literacy development. Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at NYU. Former Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education in the US Department of Education.

expert5
Prof. Ted Briscoe

Expert in computational linguistics, speech and language processing, textual information processing, and evolutionary linguistics. Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Cambridge and the inaugural director of the Alta Institute.

expert6
Michael Levine

Expert on children’s education and media, and Sesame Workshop’s first Chief Knowledge Officer. Advisor to a number of US government agencies including the White House, the Department of Education, PBS, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

expert4
Eleni Savva

Expert in linguistic semantics, and is In-House Pedagogy Lead at Mrs Wordsmith. MPhil in Linguistics from the University of Oxford and PhD in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge.

expert7
Björn Jeffery

Advisor in digital strategy & consumer culture. Former CEO and Co-Founder of Toca Boca – one of the most successful mobile kids’ brands in the world with over 200,000,000 downloads globally.

expert3
Laurids Binderup

Award-winning game design lead, formerly of Playdead and SYBO Games. Credits include Subway Surfers (enjoyed by over a billion players worldwide) and the critically-acclaimed LIMBO and Blades of Brim.

educator guide

Download our parent & educator guide

Download now

Why kids, parents, and teachers ❤ Word Tag

“An exciting, effective digital learning tool. The only game kids should be allowed to play whenever they like!”

Professor Susan Neuman, NYU

Meet the Word Tag Junkyard Crew

Explore now

Get a FREE printable with app subscription

printables