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English Language Arts

Teaching Reading Comprehension

Reading is an interactive process between the reader and the text with the end goal of comprehension. Readers use knowledge, skills, and strategies to determine the meaning of the text. The purpose for reading and the type of text determine the specific knowledge, skills and strategies to be applied by readers in order to achieve comprehension.
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Teaching Reading Comprehension
  • readingrockets.org
    readingrockets.org

    Top 10 Resources on Comprehension

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    Kelly Flynn says:
    Through this Reading Rockets resource, you can learn more about how to amplify students' higher order thinking, build comprehension across different content areas, increase the effectiveness of read alouds and other classroom strategies. I found the resource on Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI) interesting as it was the first time I had heard of this concept. It's a great strategy to help children's comprehension and motivation through science inquiry.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    Into the Book is a free multimedia package created to boost students' reading comprehension while also improving their thinking and learning across the curriculum. Founded on research-based practices, this site attends to 8 reading strategies. These include using prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, summarizing, evaluating and synthesizing. Teachers select a strategy to find lesson plans, teacher guides, downloads, videos, and more for their instruction.
  • E-reading Worksheets

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    ereadingworksheets.com
    ereadingworksheets.com
    Kelly Flynn says:
    Ereading can help teachers, parents, and students by offering top quality reading worksheets, activities, and materials that are aligned to Common Core State Standards. While each activity targets a specific skill set, you can also search reading worksheets by grade level. All materials on the site are free, and the collection of resources continues to expand.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    How to Implement Think-Aloud Strategies in Your Class

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    Kelly Flynn says:
    This article written by Jeff Wilhelm outlines a collection of guidelines, checklists, and assessment tools from his book entitled Improving Comprehension With Think-Aloud Strategies. These tools can be implemented so you can model think-aloud strategies for students to adopt when they read. These research-based reading strategies can help students during any reading task.
  • cps.k12.in.us
    cps.k12.in.us

    Comprehension Resources for High School

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    Kelly Flynn says:
    This website has a comprehensive list of links with printables, strategies, and online interactives focused on reading comprehension for high school students. Teachers might assume that a student who enters high school is already equipped with the necessary skillset to read and understand text. Unfortunately, this is not always the case which makes this resource invaluable for upper grade teachers.
  • Read Theory

    Website
    readtheory.org
    readtheory.org
    Kelly Flynn says:
    Read Theory is a free interactive reading comprehension website for students in second through twelfth grade. It has over 1,000 interactive reading comprehension exercises for students to complete independently. After taking a short placement test, students begin reading passages, taking quizzes, and checking their own answers. Explanations are offered for correct answers after students finish each quiz. Teachers can get detailed reports to track and analyze their class' progress.
  • mrnussbaum.com
    mrnussbaum.com

    Mr. Nussbaum's Reading Passages

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    Kelly Flynn says:
    Mr. Nussbaum's reading passages are interactive, informational reading texts and question sets aligned to Common Core State Standards. There are 173 free passages to choose from. Passages are grouped by grade level and organized alphabetically by topic within the grade levels up to grade 5. There is an interactive highlighter feature students can use to highlight the text where they find the information to answer each question.
  • ies.ed.gov
    ies.ed.gov

    Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade

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    Kelly Flynn says:
    Research tells us that students who read with understanding at a young age are equipped with a broader range of texts, knowledge, and educational opportunities, making early reading comprehension instruction particularly important. This guide, prepared by the WWC (What Works Clearinghouse), details 5 steps teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators can adopt to improve reading comprehension for young children. Short videos accompany each step to clarify the recommendation.
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