Our students cant understand texts without knowing what words mean. Its that simple. Meanwhile, in our rush toward complex texts, somehow we forget to put a new systematic vocabulary plan in place. Laura's plan takes just 10 to 15 minutes, and much of it is spent in partner and independent work so this is no "add on" to squeeze in. Even better, all materials are included. Each lesson features a student reproducible along with 50 pieces of short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry or, if you prefer, use your own text.