IVC Program

Integrating Vocabulary and Comprehension:
IVC Program

A Web-Based Program to Improve Vocabulary
and Comprehension for 3rd Graders

The IVC program is designed to: 

  • Help students understand the vocabulary often used in comprehension tasks

  • Apply comprehension vocabulary in text reading exercises

  • Expand instructional capacity and learning opportunities through educational software

The IVC program was developed by:

  • Researchers at Texas A&M and the University of Connecticut

  • Morelco Technology

  • In consultation with third-grade teachers and reading specialists

Project IVC is designed for third grade students who may: 

  • Benefit from additional vocabulary instruction

  • Profit from more opportunities for comprehension practice

The IVC program combines research-based practices with innovative delivery methods.


How do I use the IVC Program?


  • All lessons are delivered through a secure website.

  • Students log on and progress through lessons with self-guided lessons. 

  • On average, lessons last 15-20 minutes. 

  • Lessons resume where students leave off.

  • Students complete lessons 3-4 times per week. 


  • Check-in with students weekly to review progress.

  • Monitor student progress through their own dashboard.

  • Preview lessons to understand content and procedures. 

The IVC uses engaging technology to extend instructional resources. 

A 20 Minute Daily Program to Improve Vocabulary and Comprehesion


Project IVC introduces the Vocabulators, five characters who teach, model, and explain important vocabulary and comprehension practices. 

IVC lessons has been tested in two states and lessons are currently being refined for a pilot study in fall, 2016. 

Sample Units:

Part 1: Narrative Text Structure Vocabulary:

• character  • setting  • evidence

• identify  • event  • describe

• details  • problem• solution

• locate

Part 2: Informational Text  Vocabulary:

• fact  • information • informational text

• topic  • statement  • support

• explain  • opinion  • main idea

Part 3: Narrative Text and Making Conclusions Vocabulary:

• conclusion  • conclude  • selection

• sequence  • summary  • fable

Part 4: Informational Text Structure Vocabulary:

• non-fiction  • compare  • connect 

• contrast  • sequence  • decide

• decision  • inference  • infer






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