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transportation-car.pngCore Vocabulary Word Pictures

TextProject is expanding the Word Pictures series! We've identified many themes among the 2,500 complex word families and have bundled relevant subcategories together into engaging sets for students. Take a look at the first bundle—Transportation.  Check back periodically for more sets of Word Pictures.

Download Core Vocabulary Word Pictures: Transportation!

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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

16 October 2014

WordPictures Title
Transportation

There are lots of words that describe the way we move from place to place. We’ve sorted them into four groups.

13 October 2014

Presentation
The First Key to Unlocking Complex Text: A Generative Vocabulary

Freddy will be presenting this content in Groton, CT on Oct. 15, 2014 and in Portland, OR on Oct. 23, 2014.

6 October 2014

Presentation
Designing Learning for and from Complex Text

Freddy's presentation slides for 10/9/2014 session for Scottsbluff, NE.