When children first start school, they first learn "high-frequency" words. These are words like 'earn', 'learn', 'burn', 'turn' etc. Beyond the high-frequency words, come the more descriptive, precise words that make reading and writing richer. For example, the word 'walk' is a high-frequency word. The words 'stagger', 'trudge', 'amble' and 'trot', can all describe types of walking, and are the next step in a child's vocabulary. These are sometimes referred to as Tier 2 words in schools.
With our team of machine learning specialists and lexicographers, we identified the 10,000 of these words that matter to academic success. We call learning those words the 10,000 Word Journey.