Comprehension Skills & Reading Strategies Bookmarks Printable - help students monitor their comprehension and use academic language to ask and answer questions about the text. The bookmarks include graphics organizers and vocabulary in addition to sentence frames.
Use Word Spokes within Word Study & Vocab Development--Greek and Latin root-word instruction is an essential component of vocabulary development. (There are three types of root words: prefixes, suffixes, bases.) If students apply the meaning of word parts to unfamiliar words, they can determine the meaning of new content-area academic vocabulary. According to literacy expert Timothy Rasinski, this is known as the generative principle: one root can generate the meaning of 5-20 new words.