14 November 2013
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).
14 August 2013
Dr. Tim Shanahan's definition of close reading.
22 February 2013
A special edition of TextProject Word Pictures highlighting hard words in Half-Chicken in StoryTown anthology, Grade 3, Unit 4.
29 January 2013
A list of 343 words that appear on both AWL list developed by Coxhead (2000) and the 4,000 Simple Word Families.
29 January 2013
A list of 68 animal-related words that appears in the 4,000 Simple Word Families.
22 January 2013
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.
14 August 2012
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.
13 June 2008
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.
7 May 2008
Handout from Elfrieda H. Hiebert’s presentation at the Pearson Education Luncheon at IRA 2008, May 7, 2008 in Atlanta, GA.
5 May 2008
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.