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Comprehension: Assignments

Comprehension: Assignments

For a deeper understanding of reading comprehension, take a look at the following articles and watch our webcast, Make Reading Count, and the videos below.


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


Watch our webcast Make Reading Count (opens in a new window), featuring literacy experts Isabel Beck, Nanci Bell, and Sharon Walpole. They discuss the essential components for developing good reading comprehension skills in young children, identify some of the potential stumbling blocks, and offer 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. 

Comprehension instruction

In this excerpt from our webcast, Make Reading Count, 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 summary writing

Watch students learn how to summarize narrative text. (From the Balanced Literacy Diet: Putting Research into Practice in the Classroom)

Certificate of completion

Reading Rockets does not offer CEUs for this self-study course. After successfully answering the post-test questions, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion.