Links for More Information

Building Vocabulary

  1. This West Virginia Department of Education web site lists and describes strategies to help students build their vocabulary and comprehension:
  2. Video vignettes by the Virginia Department of Education illustrate strategies for building reading vocabulary in the elementary grades:
  3. This chapter on vocabulary building strategies identifies strategies that don’t work and describes in detail strategies that do work:

Making Inferences

  1. Materials for giving students practice in making inferences are on this web site:
  2. This article gives advice on how to write reading comprehension questions:

Text Features

  1. This web site offers elementary-grade level examples of nonfiction text features:
  2. This web site gives examples of activities that help students identify text features of fiction and nonfiction writing: