Vocabulary and Comprehension-Building Booklist
- Grades: 9–12
From Unit Plan: Using Short Stories to Teach Vocabulary and Literary Terms
These books offer content and teaching suggestions to help you build students' reading comprehension and increase their vocabularies.
Critical Literacy: Enhancing Students' Comprehension of Text by Maureen McLaughlin & Glenn L. DeVoogd
Great for helping students of any age make connections between the text and the world.
Classroom Tip: Very helpful for creating the open-ended questions that help you gauge their comprehension of the text.
Teaching Students to Read Nonfiction by Alice Boynton and Wiley Blevins
Great for helping to build comprehension skills for fiction and nonfiction.
Classroom Tip: Particularly useful are the tips for teaching vocabulary on pages 26–33.