Comprehension Overview

Comprehension Lessons: Introduction
The goal of reading is comprehension, which involves constructing meaning by making connections between the text and the reader’s prior knowledge. Comprehension comes from the ability to make inferences, draw conclusions, build associations, and identify important information.

Comprehension should be taught explicitly with supportive scaffolding. To make meaning from reading, students should be exposed to a wide assortment of genres.

These comprehension activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.

Comprehension Lessons—Grades K through 2

   Story Retell

   Questioning Strategies

   Narrative Text Cards

   Narrative Story Map

   Character Traits

   Expository Text Cards

   Author's Purpose

                                               Comprehension Charts