Onwords and Upwords 2 provides the child with a wide range of activities on sounds, words, rhymes and simple grammar and punctuation. Onwords and Upwords 2 contains a selection of illustrated, original stories. There is a particular focus on having the child study the illustration to help develop an understanding of the story. Throughout Onwords and Upwords 2, there is a particular focus on different vowel sounds. Metacognition, comprehension, and opportunities for expression, both oral and written, are consistent features at all levels of the Onwords and Upwords series.