February 15, 2015

Vocabulary Matters: 5 Facts, Actions, and Resources

Five facts, actions and resources for vocabulary instruction.

August 4, 2014

Great, Free Stuff From TextProject: Resources for Knowledge, Vocabulary & Automaticity

This publication outlines the FREE resources that TextProject offers on teaching knowledge, vocabulary, and automaticity.


July 14, 2014

Eyes on Text Reading Log

Dr. Devon Brenner designs a reading log for teachers to record their students’ reading progress.

Download: Eyes-on-Texts-form   

January 31, 2014

Sources for Reading Assessment Rehearsals

A list of resources where educators can preview sample reading assessment tests. List-of-assessments.pdf

Download: List-of-Assessments   

November 14, 2013

Building Capacity in Low-Performing Readers

A summary of an ongoing study with Reading Plus.

August 14, 2013

Defining Close Reading

Dr. Tim Shanahan’s definition of close reading.


February 22, 2013

TextProject Word Pictures for Half-Chicken

A special edition of TextProject Word Pictures highlighting hard words in Half-Chicken in StoryTown anthology, Grade 3, Unit 4.

Download: TPWP-half-chicken   

January 29, 2013

Familiar and Concrete Word List: Animals

A list of 68 animal-related words that appears in the 4,000 Simple Word Families.

January 29, 2013

Academic Word List

A list of 343 words that appear on both AWL list developed by Coxhead (2000) and the 4,000 Simple Word Families.

Download: Academic-word-list