Children, like adults, learn concrete words more readily than abstract words. A way to close the vocabulary gap for students (especially English Learners and students of poverty) is to support them in connecting written words and the concrete objects these words represent. TextProject Word Pictures provides a vault of carefully chosen pictures to assist educators in making such connections.
Here are the TextProject Word Pictures titles, organized by usage.
The core vocabulary consists of the 4,000 simple word families which account for 90% of the words in written English. Function words (e.g., the, of) and general academic words (e.g., compare, relate) are prominent in the core vocabulary but there are also many concept words which can be pictured.
Many of important concepts in content areas can be easily explained using pictures. This group of TextProject Word Pictures consists of many of those concepts.
Originally designed to supplement QuickReads print edition, TextProject: Word Pictures helps English Language Learners connect key words to concepts they may already know.