What every teacher should know
Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
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, 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.
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. (Published with permission from the Balanced Literacy Diet)