Comprehension

Consistent Comprehension Instructional Tools

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Lesson ideas for teaching Author’s Purpose

Hey there, teacher friends! I am excited to bring to you another installment of my blog series about comprehension skills. Comprehension is often ranked as the last in the progression of skills when learning to read but I think it is crucial to weave comprehension into every step of the

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Teaching Ideas for Story Structure

The first comprehension skill I focus on is story structure. I pick this for a few reasons but primarily because in order to effectively retell or summarize a fiction story, students need to know the main elements of the story’s structure. Let’s take a look at some books and activities

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Lesson and Book Ideas for Teaching Sequencing Events

Here’s a common scenario: You have a class full of many fluent readers. Their accuracy is strong. But, they struggle with comprehension. Whether it’s oral retelling or a written response, we need to engage students with using comprehension strategies in a variety of ways so they can apply skills which

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Lesson Ideas for Teaching Cause & Effect

Here’s a common scenario: You have a class full of many fluent readers. Their accuracy is strong. But, they struggle with comprehension. Whether it’s oral retelling or a written response, we need to engage students with using comprehension strategies in a variety of ways so they can apply skills which

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Lesson Ideas for Teaching Understanding Characters

I am excited to dive deeper into reading skills and share some ideas to apply to whole group and small group lessons. In this series, I will focus on a reading skill, take a look at options for differentiating instruction and provide resources that may be helpful! To begin to understand

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