|What||Comprehension is the ability to process text, understand its meaning, and to integrate with what the reader already knows. To be able to accurately understand written material, children need to be able to (1) decode what they read; (2) make connections between what they read and what they already know; and (3) think deeply about what they have read.|
|Why||Comprehension is the end goal of all reading. Readers who have strong comprehension are able to draw conclusions about what they read -- what is important, what is fact, what caused an event to happen, which characters are funny, etc. Thus, comprehension involves combining reading with thinking and reasoning. It provides students with the skills and strategies needed to understand and gain knowledge from what is read.|
|How||Best practices in reading comprehension instruction include teaching students how to use comprehension strategies, teaching students to use a text’s organizational structure to better understand and learn content, guiding students through focused high quality discussion on the meaning of a text, establishing an engaging context for teaching comprehension, and choosing texts for comprehension instruction purposefully.
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|Acadience Progress Monitoring||3rd Grade MAZE Student Worksheets
4th Grade MAZE Student Worksheets
5th Grade MAZE Student Worksheets
6th Grade MAZE Student Worksheets
|Journeys||Journeys weekly test (can be found on MasteryConnect in the ELA curriculum map)
Reading Toolkit Assessments
Any resource underneath "instruct" above can be used for intervention.
Jacob's Ladder Comprehension program is available for teachers to access at each school.
Teachers can use above grade-level text to challenge students' reading comprehension.