Vocabulary Instruction

Vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of students' comprehension of texts. The reading of complex texts requires that students have rich vocabularies. The two types of reading lessons provided by TextProject—E4(Exceptional Expressions for Everyday Events) and S4 (Super Synonym Sets for Stories)—support the development of strong and generative vocabularies.

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E4: Exceptional Expressions for Everyday Events

E4 is a series of 32 flexible vocabulary development lessons each focusing on an everyday concept and brainstorming other words that describe the concept.

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S4: Super Synonym Sets for Stories

S4 is a series of 20 flexible vocabulary development lessons each focusing on a narrative concept and brainstorming other words that describe the concept.

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The Core Vocabulary Project (CVP) Word Maps

The Core Vocabulary Project (CVP) aims to support students’ vocabularies through word maps of three kinds:  semantic, word families, and multiple-meaning words. Each type of CVP Word maps represents a different form of the critical knowledge represented by the 2,500 word families.  

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Word Pictures

TextProject Word Pictures provide a vault of carefully chosen pictures to assist educators in making such connections.