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Reading 101 is a collaboration with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction and The International Dyslexia Association.

Comprehension: Assignments

Read

The Common Core puts new emphasis on comprehending expository text. These three articles offer strategies for helping students deconstruct and understand expository text:

Watch

Watch our webcast Make Reading Count, featuring literacy experts Isabel Beck, Nanci Bell, and Sharon Walpole. They discuss the essential components for developing good reading comprehension skills in young children, identifies some of the potential stumbling blocks, and offers research-based comprehension strategies teachers can use in the classroom to teach all children to become better readers. Discussion questions are included with the webcast. A panel of reading experts discuss the building blocks of comprehension, what good instruction looks like, assessing comprehension in kids with dyslexia, and more.

Comprehension Instruction

A panel of reading experts discuss the building blocks of comprehension, what good instruction looks like, assessing comprehension in kids with dyslexia, and more.

Summary Map: Scaffolding Summery Writing

Watch students learn how to summarize narrative text.(Published with permission from the Balanced Literacy Diet)

Reading 101 is a collaboration with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction and The International Dyslexia Association.

"You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me." — Strickland Gillilan