Reading Comprehension

Explore resources designed to improve reading comprehension in kindergarten through third grades.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade.

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Using Thinkalouds With Fiction and Nonfiction Text

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Kim Callison, who served on the IES Panel that developed the Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade Practice Guide, demonstrates how to use a thinkaloud to promote...

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Targeting Reading Strategies: Summarizing

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View a presentation of a second-grade teacher using a gradual release of responsibility to teach summarizing. She uses story maps, guided practice, and literacy center games to support students in...

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Science and Math Read-Aloud Lesson Plans

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This sample material includes lesson plans for two interactive read-alouds in first/second grade: one about trees for a science lesson and the other about sorting for a math lesson. Listen to the...

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Sample Material

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Third Grade Buddy Talk Lesson

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This “buddy talk” lesson plan includes objectives, materials, and teacher question prompts. Also included here are student worksheets for making text connections and teacher observation checklists...

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Read-Aloud Walk-Through Checklist

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This checklist was used by a coach to observe a second-grade teacher using multiple strategies to engage students in partner sharing and includes the filled-in form with observation notes. View the...

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Teacher and Student Literature Discussion Cards

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This sample material includes a lesson plan and discussion cards used by a third/fourth-grade teacher to help guide text discussions. The discussion cards provide cues to help students become...

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Sample Material

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Second Grade Literature Circles Lesson

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This sample material outlines the sequence of a literature circles lesson, describes the student roles, and includes worksheets for each role. Also included here are several evaluation forms...

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Sample Material

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Kindergarten Lesson Plan: Character and Setting

Reading Comprehension > Text Structure > See How It Works

This plan was developed by a kindergarten teacher. It provides details on standards, objectives, and essential questions guiding text structure instruction, and describes lesson activities and ways...

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Sample Material

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Story Elements Graphic Organizer

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This organizer was used by a third-grade teacher during a lesson on teaching narrative text structure, specifically identifying problem and solution. Watch the video Gertrude Took a Nose Dive:...

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Sample Material

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Text Structure Activities and Student Work

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This sample material includes a lesson plan, signal words, literacy cards, and graphic organizers used to help students learn about text structures. Two examples of student work are included to...

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Sample Material

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Bat-Bird Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer

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This organizer was used by a third-grade teacher to teach the compare and contrast nonfiction text structure. It includes filled-in student examples, sections for recording similarities and...

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Sample Material

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Examples of Effective Reading Comprehension Strategies

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This table from the Practice Guide describes the six strategies that are the most important for improving reading comprehension in the primary grades and provides examples of activities to promote...

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