The resources on this page contain helpful lists of words, strategies, and other ideas for helping students become lifelong, independent learners.
Commonly Misused Words (Homonyms, Homophones, and Homographs) (PDF)
Access a list of commonly confused words that may have similar pronunciations, but different meanings and/or spellings. Knowing the correct use of these words enhances students’ comprehension and writing abilities.
Commonly Used Words/Sight Words (PDF)
Access a list of high-frequency or sight words. Some of these words can be sounded out while others cannot. Developing readers and English learners should recognize them instantly in order to read fluently.
Comprehension Skills and Strategies (PDF)
Access a list of research-based reading comprehension skills and strategies. Students who successfully apply these skills and strategies are able to understand what they read.
Considerations for Selecting Multicultural Literature (PDF)
Access key criteria for selecting exemplary children’s literature and award-winning resources.
Foreign Phrases (PDF)
Access a list of commonly used Latin, French, and Spanish phrases frequently used in English. Becoming familiar with these phrases enables students to effectively use and understand them in reading and in conversation.
Vocabulary Strategies (PDF)
Access a list of research-based vocabulary strategies to help students figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words. Being able to define words independently increases students' reading comprehension, written, and oral expression.