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Texts for English Learners

TextProject has two fantastic resources on texts for beginning readers.
First, take a look at this Frankly Freddy blog on some of the key components to good beginning reading texts. Second, put theory into practice with BeginningReads. BeginningReads is a set of books based on the key components discussed in the aforementioned Frankly Freddy blog.

Student Resources

Free sets of texts

Stop the summer slump

BeginningReads™ Logo"Read to learn" while learning to read

talking points for kids logoIncrease text-based discussions

FYI for KIDS 125Magazine-based reading program

Teacher Resources

Free evidence-based lessons and lists

E4: Exceptional Expressions for Everyday EventsUse everyday words to teach new words

TextProject Word Pictures LTblue grey 200Use pictures to teach complex words

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Be informed about vocabulary

RAF logo 72Increase student knowledge through read-alouds

Professional Development Resources

Free resources for teacher learning

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teacher development series logoLearn about complex text

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Recent Frankly Freddy Posts

3 March 2014

Claims about Text Complexity within the Common Core State Standards: Examining the Evidence

31 October 2013

Summary of Kenji Hakuta on English Language Learners and the Common Core State Standards

Highlights of Hakuta's presentation in Virtual Institute on Assessment and the CCSS on TextProject's YouTube channel.

30 August 2013

Reading Rules for Becoming Proficient with Complex Texts

Freddy's reading rules: Read more. Mostly silent. Focus on knowledge.

What's New

17 July 2014

WordPictures Title

16 July 2014

Development and Application of a Morphological Family Database in Analyzing Vocabulary Patterns in Text

Development and application of a morphological family database in analyzing vocabulary patterns in texts, presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Reading

14 July 2014

Research Article
How Much and What Are Third Graders Reading? Reading in Core Program Classrooms

Brenner, Hiebert & Tompkins discuss the amount of time and the types of texts students spent reading in classrooms.