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Reading in Second and Third Grades

Classroom strategies: Fluency<p>Word knowledge<p>Fluency problems for ELLs begin with limited word knowledge. Some ELLs appear to read with accuracy in …

Reading in First Grade

Reading is a process of getting meaning from print. Early reading includes the direct teaching of words and sounds. Children must be able to …

Teaching Metalinguistic Awareness and Reading Comprehension with Riddles

As a 6-year-old, I was obsessed with knock-knock jokes. I laughed uproariously whenever I heard one, no matter how inane.<p>Knock knock.<br>Who's …

Make Reading Count

Transcript<p>Video Introduction<p><b>Teacher:</b> What does the sea otter do to prepare lunch?<p><b>Delia Pompa:</b> What are the best ways to teach our students how to …

Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension

Good readers:<p>Draw on background knowledge as they read<br>• Make predictions as they read<br>• Visualize the events of a text as they read<br>• Recognize confusion as …

What Research Tells Us About Reading, Comprehension, and Comprehension Instruction

Without comprehension, reading is a frustrating, pointless exercise in word calling. It is no exaggeration to say that how well students develop the …

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

1. Monitoring comprehension<p>Students who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not. …

Strategies that Promote Comprehension

<b>The problem in the story is ______.<br>This is a problem because ______.<br>The problem is solved when ______.<br>In the end ______.</b><p>Activities and procedures for …

Instruction of Metacognitive Strategies Enhances Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Achievement of Third-Grade Students

Comprehension is the reason for reading, and vocabulary plays a significant role in comprehension (National Institute of Child Health and Human …

5 recommendations for improving reading comprehension in K-3

A panel of experts in reading instruction developed the following 5 recommendations for working with K-3 students to improve their reading …

7 Ways to Help Your Child Find Meaning While Reading

Most parents understand the importance of reading with children when they are young. In fact, 18% of parents resolved to focus on reading more with …

Books

Study Skills Guide: Improve Reading Comprehension Skills

Improving Reading Comprehension<p>Good reading comprehension comes only with practice. The basic aspects of reading, such as word recognition, phonetics …