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Vocabulary exercises: Word Parts - Learn to understand Greek roots and Latin roots, not just definitions.
Comprehension Companion for Rodman Philbrick's Freak the Mighty, selected chapters. Vocabulary, conflict, signal word, character description exercises and more.
What am I saying? Here's the PDF for the whole book. Thought I'd shared this ages ago.
Understanding Phrases: Ideas and exercises for improving fluency and comprehension. Includes PDF files of exercises ready to print and use
What's the Big Idea? Categorizing words by concepts (identifying Main Idea)
NEW: Outlining lesson -- one with lines if you want to print it out and write on it, and one to download and type on.
Stone Fox Comprehension Companion:
Chapter-by-chapter comprehension exercises to be used while reading Gardiner's Stone Fox (first half).
Chapter-by-chapter comprehension exercises for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (samples from the Harry Potter Comprehension Compendium).
Signal Words -- a list and exercises
Examples and non-examples higher-level vocabulary comprehension
Video Guide: Glory
18 questions for students to answer as they watch the film.
Lowering the Language Barriers in Middle and Secondary Content Areas by Susan Jones, M.Ed.
Multisensory Vocabulary: Guidelines and Strategies.
Book Reviews: Literature with "emerging" readers in mind
Looking More Closely at High-Interest, Low-Level Texts: Do They Support Comprehension? This article has a fair amount of undefined educational jargon in it, but brings up excellent points about the complexity of choosing good books for our students.
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