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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"I Can..." Reading Strategy Books

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This student booklet was created by a second-grade teacher to help her students keep track of the reading strategies they have learned and to remind them to use them as they read. Watch the...

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Illustration of Gradual Release of Responsibility Model

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This illustration from the Practice Guide shows instructional practices to gradually release responsibility from teachers to students as a task progresses. It describes the task, the share of...

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Examples of Multiple Strategy Formats

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This table from the Practice Guide shows four examples of multiple-strategy formats that combine strategies with an explicit method of teaching them—Reciprocal Teaching, Transactional Strategy...

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Principal's Walk-Through: Observation and Feedback Form

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This checklist is used by a principal to conduct classroom observations and provide feedback to teachers. Principals and coaches can adapt this walk-through to monitor instruction and engage staff...

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Question Sea Worksheets

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These worksheets were developed by a third-grade teacher and her colleagues to help students understand the difference between on-the-surface and under-the-surface questions about text. Watch the...

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Peer Observation Form

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This form is used to guide teacher observations of comprehension lessons taught in peer classrooms. The form lists reflection question stems to focus observations and a chart for taking notes on...

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Guide Text Discussion: Preparing Primary Grade Students for Text Discussion

Reading Comprehension > Engage Students > Overview & Tools

Reading coordinators and literacy coaches can use this planning tool to facilitate an in-service training for teachers. Teachers will view and discuss slideshow examples and use a question chart...

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Guide Text Discussion: Observing Text Discussion in K-3 Classrooms

Reading Comprehension > Engage Students > Overview & Tools

Use this tool to conduct classroom observations and plan feedback conferences with teachers to deepen their understanding of strategies for small group and partner text discussion. The checklist...

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Motivate Students: Schoolwide Reading Environment Inventory

Reading Comprehension > Engage Students > Overview & Tools

Download this inventory tool to assess the degree to which the school has established an engaging schoolwide reading environment. Principals can create a building-level leadership team to identify...

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Motivate Students: Learning Together About Motivating Readers

Reading Comprehension > Engage Students > Overview & Tools

Use this tool to plan in-service activities for staff to learn about establishing a schoolwide reading environment. During this session, teachers will participate in a large group discussion and...

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Instructional Planner: Strategies for Teaching About Text Structure

Reading Comprehension > Text Structure > Overview & Tools

Use this tool to help teachers develop instructional plans for teaching about text structure. A note-taking tool guides participants’ viewing of related media and a planning tool identifies...

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Learning Together About Text Structure

Reading Comprehension > Text Structure > Overview & Tools

Professional development providers and literacy coaches can use this tool to introduce teachers to the key concepts in teaching their students about text structure. Included in this tool is a set...

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