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Archived: Reading Comprehension articles

Many of our articles dated 2000 and earlier can now be found in this archive.

By: Janette K. Klingner, Sharon Vaughn (1998)
Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) teaches students to use comprehension strategies while working cooperatively. Student strategies include previewing the text; giving ongoing feedback by deciding "click" (I get it) or "clunk" (I don't get it) at the end of each paragraph; "getting the gist" of the most important parts of the text; and "wrapping up" key ideas. Find out how to help students of mixed achievement levels apply comprehension strategies while reading content area text in small groups.

By: Susan Hall, Louisa Moats (1998)
Early experiences with sounds and letters help children learn to read. This article makes recommendations for teaching phonemic awareness, sound-spelling correspondences, and decoding, and includes activities for parents to support children's development of these skills.

By: G. Reid Lyon (1997)
Some children encounter obstacles in learning to read because they do not derive meaning from the material that they read.

By: Carl B. Smith (1997)
From webbing to semantic feature analysis, this article describes strategies for teaching vocabulary that replace memorizing definitions with building concepts.

By: Texas Education Agency (1996)
School-aged children build skills in a variety of areas to become successful readers. Learn activities parents can use at home to expand their knowledge of letter/sound relationships and skills in decoding, writing, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension of a variety of texts.

By: Texas Education Agency (1996)
Children who identify quickly and correctly most of the words in the books that they are reading usually comprehend what they are reading.

By: Ed Kame'enui, Marilyn J. Adams, G. Reid Lyon (1996)
This list of tips provides concrete strategies teachers can use to develop fluent, reflective reading.

By: John T. Guthrie, Lois Bennett, Karen McGough (1994)
CORI is an approach to reading instruction that helps children learn about scientific subjects while exploring non-fiction books. Read about the steps involved in using this approach to instruction.

By: Reading Rockets (1992)
There are several informal assessment tools for assessing various components of reading. The following are ten suggested tools for teachers to use.

"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943