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This list illustrates the multiple uses of words in the core vocabulary, especially the most frequent 100 words in written English. What these many uses mean for reading development is explained at the TextProject Topics page for Core Vocabulary.
25 Common Spanish Words and Their Relationship to English Literary Words
In addition to QuickReads, this is a short list of texts that have been identified by teachers as helpful in developing fluency.
Pinnell, G. S., Pikulski, J. J., Wixson, K. K., Campbell, J. R., Gough, P. B., & Beatty, A. S. (1995). Listening to children read aloud: Data from NAEP’s integrated reading performance record (IRPR) at grade 4. Washington, DC: Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education; Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.
We have renamed a version of our popular WordZones™ for 5,586 words list to WordZones™ for 4,000 Simple Word Families. The list has not changed. Only the name has been changed to highlight the number of word families the 5,586 most frequent words have been sorted into.
In this list developed for UCSIR 2005, seven online reading sources are provided for each of the topics of fluency and vocabulary. For specialists in adolescent readers, two additional sources are provided. Click on the links in the PDF (or cut-and-paste to your browser’s address bar) to view the sources online.
Summary of publications on the TExT Model, suitable for printing.
Presented at the Fall Reading First Research Symposium, “Taking the Next Steps Based on Reading Research,” November 15–16, 2007
Handout from Elfrieda H. Hiebert’s presentation at Institute 5, “Promoting Vocabulary Development in Grades 4 through 12: A Comprehensive Approach,” at IRA 2008, May 4, 2008 in Atlanta, GA.
Handout from Elfrieda H. Hiebert’s presentation at the Pearson Education Luncheon at IRA 2008, May 7, 2008 in Atlanta, GA.
This is Freddy’s handout from her presentation at the Best Practices for ELLs: Building Academic Success conference on June 5, 2008. This conference was hosted by New York Department of Education, the Office of English Language Learners.
A list of 343 words that appear on both AWL list developed by Coxhead (2000) and the 4,000 Simple Word Families.
A list of 68 animal-related words that appears in the 4,000 Simple Word Families.
A special edition of TextProject Word Pictures highlighting hard words in Half-Chicken in StoryTown anthology, Grade 3, Unit 4.
Dr. Tim Shanahan's definition of close reading.
A summary of an ongoing study with Reading Plus.
Hiebert, E.H., Spichtig, A., & Bender, R. (2013). Building capacity in low-performing readers: Results of two months of Plus® practice. Reading Plus Research Brief, 2(1).
This publication outlines the FREE resources that TextProject offers on teaching knowledge, vocabulary, and automaticity.