Comprehension is the reason for reading. If readers can read the words but do not understand what they are reading, they are not really reading.
As they read, good readers are both purposeful and active.
Good readers are purposeful.
Good readers have a purpose for reading. They may read to find out how to use a food processor, read a guidebook to gather information about national parks, read a textbook to satisfy the requirements of a course, read a magazine for entertainment, or read a classic novel to experience the pleasures of great literature.
Good readers are active.
Good readers think actively as they read. To make sense of what they read, good readers engage in a complicated process. Using their experiences and knowledge of the world, their knowledge of vocabulary and language structure, and their knowledge of reading strategies (or plans), good readers make sense of the text and know how to get the most out of it. They know when they have problems with understanding and how to resolve these problems as they occur.
Research over 30 years has shown that instruction in comprehension can help students understand what they read, remember what they read, and communicate with others about what they read.
Objective: to help educators better understand and develop effective strategies and methods for teaching comprehension in the Web 2.0 environment
at about a Blog or a Wiki?
Blogs for Thinking
Forget your class notes? Check out this
Graphic Organizers online at
Create a Graph
Create a website with
for educators or with flash animations at
to increase discussion, collaboration and understanding of reading materials. Go to
to demonstrate knowledge.
Students and adults can write and publish for free at
to your classroom's digital storytelling kit. Check it out
Show what you know with
One True Media
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Kick comprehension up a notch with
as you create quizzes with video, photos and documents in an online format.
If you use
then you can create great classroom books to share both online and off with
nother great feature with flicker is
a user friendly photo editing program loaded with creativity.
Show off your creativity at
as you create books and cartoons
for educators and add scrapbooking to your digital storytelling toolkit.
Check out this project...
Create simple presentations without PowerPoint at
16. Improve your comprehension and writing skills with these free online writing templates at
to understand main idea or underlying themes. Check out this voice thread...
18. Work on sequencing skills and tell your story at
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19. Create a Widget for your next author study at
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20. Post your next book report online at
Readers are Leaders
an author or a character in a book.
22. Read a book create a
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23. Create your own myths and legends online at
Myths and Legends
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