Comprehension


"Reading involves much more than decoding words. It is an act of creation. It is a miraculous process."
-Carol Jago, UCLA, Director of California Literacy Project

Enjoy these resources for comprehension.

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Third Grade Comprehension Strategy Wall


Other Wiki Pages to Explore
Resources for Reciprocal Teaching (You will find resoruces here for predicting, summarizing, questioning, and clarifying.)
Resources for Question Answer Relationships
Resources for Reader's Responses

Strategies versus Skills
Comprehension strategies are procedures that students learn to support independent critical reading of text. Skills are underlying processes that often support the strategies.
A Great Description of Strategies and Skills with Posters that Define Them

Resources
Comprehension Strategies Posters.pdf (Scott Foresman focuses on 9 key comprehension strategies. Use these posters to cue students on these strategies.)
Great Student Friendly Visuals for Reading Comprehension Strategies and Skills
Comprehension Strategies Website (Unbelievable website for reading comprehension.)
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What is the difference between a summary and a retell?
Summary vs Retell.doc

Comprehension Strategies (Thank you to S. Piso at the Ferryway for this Resource)
Carey the CONNECTOR.pdf
Casey the CLARIFIER.pdf
Izzy the INFERENCE INVESTIGATOR.pdf
Pat the PREDICTOR.pdf
Quinn the QUESTIONER.pdf
Sal the Synthesizer.pdf
Sammy the SUMMARIZER.pdf

Taking Partner Reading to the Next Step
When students in your classroom have the routine for partner reading down pat, consider one of these ideas to ask students to talk about what they are reading with a partner.
Listen to an explanation of how to use three strategies to get students talking about what they are reading.

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Partner Read and Think.pdf
Say Something.pdf
My Partner Said.pdf

Using Music
Great Songs for Some Comprehension Strategies

Visualizing
Ideas and Strategies for Visualizing

Inferring
Several skills such as cause and effect, making generalizations, and drawing conclusions ask students to make inferences about the text.
Understanding Cause and Effect.pdf

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