Links & Websites The Texas Center for Learning Disabilities offers a set of lesson plans designed to improve reading comprehension. These plans are to be used with the novel Iqbal by Francesco D'Adamoto. http://www.texasldcenter.org/lesson-plans/detail/iqbalCategory: InstructionReading InstructionRelated Resources: Booklets Effective Upper-Elementary Interventions for Students with Reading Difficulties: Vocabulary and Comprehension Booklet with step-by-step lessons for teaching vocabulary and comprehension. Booklets Comprehension Instruction Booklet about research-based comprehension instruction, including explicit strategy lessons and questioning the author. Booklets Promoting Vocabulary Development: Components of Effective Vocabulary Instruction Booklet with vocabulary lesson ideas and strategies, including explicit instruction, concept maps, word webs, semantic feature analysis, and advanced word study. Booklets Meeting the Needs of Struggling Readers: A Resource for Secondary English Language Arts Teachers Booklet with lessons and strategies for teaching comprehension and vocabulary to secondary students. Booklets Establishing an Intensive Reading and Writing Program for Secondary Students (Revised) Professional development guide that provides in-depth background knowledge about adolescent literacy, specifically related to struggling readers and writers.