What is Vocabulary?

Vocabulary is the words used and their meanings. A book that has vocabulary words a reader already knows and understands is easier for that reader to read.  Vocabulary is one of the ten text factors used by the F&P Text Level Gradient™ when evaluating and leveling books for young readers.

Students can grow their vocabularies with subject-specific new words. (Download a complete list of glossary words introduced in our nonfiction/informational titles here.)



Fountas, Irene C. and Pinnell, Gay Su. Guided Reading- Good First Teaching for All Children. Heinemann, 1996.