Just Words® is an explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4–12 and adults
who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not require intensive
intervention. The program is designed for students with below average decoding and spelling scores and should
be combined with other literature rich programs.
Just Words aligns with a school or district’s Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) or Response to Intervention
(RTI) framework of instruction by delivering a Tier 2 intervention addressing a sophisticated study of word
structure with explicit teaching of “how English works” for both decoding and spelling automaticity. It is
designed for students who can benefit from the targeted word study focus without requiring the more
comprehensive intervention of WRS.