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Comprehension is an active and purposeful process that leads to understanding and remembering what was read.
active – interacting with text; using experiences and knowledge of the world, knowledge of vocabulary and language structure, and knowledge of comprehension strategies to make sense of what is being read; recognizing problems when they occur and how to resolve them.
purposeful – having a reason for reading; reading to learn, to locate information, or for entertainment; adjusting rate of reading and mental effort accordingly
process - comprehension is not an absolute ability. Students’ abilities to comprehend text vary as texts vary. For example, the texts that students read differ in the demands presented by content, vocabulary, length, sentence patterns, text structures, and literary devices.
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Comprehension Tips and Tricks
A free comprehension assessment similar to Accelerated Reader can be found at
using Microsoft Word.
- go to
, find a picture of the front of a book and use it to predict plot.
Point of View-Use a
to develop different points of view.
Make Brochures at
My Brochure Maker
a wonderful way to make any reading and writing activity look professional
Create Classroom Scrapbooks with your digital photos and have students write captions at
My Album Maker
Read Online Magazines
Sports Illustrated for Kids
National Geographic for Kids
Time for Kids
Main Idea Supporting Details Fish
Make an online Venn Diagram
Sort story elements with an online trashcan game
Demonstrate Comprehension with a
Author's Purpose Activities
Using PowerPoint to Demonstrate Comprehension
Using Printed PowerPoints for Note Taking- Open up a PowerPoint, go to print, where it says "print what" click the drop down and click handouts, then choose 3 slides per page and you will have a graphic organizer for taking notes.
Create a graphic organizer using a Google presentation and use any digital device to fill it out.
Check out these graphic organizers made using a Google presentation
Main Idea and Suporting Details
Compare and Contrast
Create a Google form for checking for understanding
Use PowerPoint templates to demonstrate knowledge
Comprehension PowerPoints at
Best of the Net for Comprehension additional websites at
Thousands of Newspapers on the Net
Current Events with the New York Times
AMERICAN LITERARY CLASSICS
Better Book Reports
(awesome research skills)
Internet Scavenger Hunts
(reading for comprehension)
Thousands of Online Newspapers
Professor Garfield's Sleep Disorder Lab
Professor Garfield's Comic Lab
Reading Comprehension Sheets
Elements of a Story
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"