This project resulted in the creation of a prototype for a new book series entitled Instructional Readers that will be linguistically engineered to assist English-language learners in acquiring academic and content-based vocabulary in the sciences. The development of the prototype represented a process of trial and error, with decisions firmly grounded in extensive research concerning linguistic features that assist vocabulary growth while reading. The end result, the prototype entitled Cellular Transport, reflects the author's best attempt to combine these features. The project write-up details the steps used in writing the prototype to aid in the creation of similar instructional readers in the future.
College and Department
Humanities; Linguistics and English Language
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wood, Rachel E., "Instructional Readers: Teaching Content through Vocabulary" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 2517.
Vocabulary, ESL, Graded Readers, Leveled Readers, Frequency