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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Establishing Motivating Contexts for Reading and Encouraging Text Discussions

Reading Comprehension > Engage Students > Overview & Tools

This multimedia overview introduces the importance of providing a motivating, engaging environment for reading and facilitating high-quality text discussions. It describes the features of engaging...

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Helping Students Focus on Text Structure

Reading Comprehension > Text Structure > Overview & Tools

This multimedia overview describes several ways teachers can work with students to improve their understanding of the structure of narrative and informational texts. Also included in this practice...

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Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies and Selecting Appropriate Text

Reading Comprehension > Comprehension Strategies > Overview & Tools

This multimedia overview introduces central ideas in comprehension strategy instruction, offers some examples of specific instructional approaches, and describes the importance of text selection...

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Overview

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Improving K-3 Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension > Overview & Tools

Research suggests that students who read with understanding at an early age gain broader access to texts, knowledge, and educational opportunities. To help students master the complex array of...

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Overview

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Text Discussion One Step at a Time

Reading Comprehension > Engage Students > Learn What Works

In this interview, Dr. P. David Pearson, who served on the IES panel that created the Practice Guide, Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade, describes the value and...

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Expert Interview

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Developing Student Motivation to Read

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In this interview, Dr. John Guthrie describes several research-based strategies for engaging and motivating readers and provides examples for practitioners.

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Expert Interview

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Uncovering Text Structure

Reading Comprehension > Text Structure > Learn What Works

Dr. Joanna Williams discusses the importance of teaching children about narrative and informational text structure and describes some instructional tools she has used in her research with teachers.

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Expert Interview

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Choosing the Right Text

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Dr. Nell Duke discusses the importance of choosing texts for reading instruction that are an appropriate difficulty level, range in genres, and align well with instructional goals.  

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Expert Interview

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A Gradual Release of Responsibility

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Dr. Nell Duke describes the “gradual release of responsibility” instructional approach to reading instruction, which involves explicit modeling and opportunities for guided practice leading to...

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Expert Interview

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What Good Readers Do

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Dr. Nell Duke, who served on the IES Panel that developed the Pratice Guide on Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade, discusses the recommendation to teach students how...

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Expert Interview

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Reading for Meaning: Key Findings From the IES Practice Guide

Reading Comprehension > Overview & Tools

Dr. Timothy Shanahan, chair of the panel that produced Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade, provides an overview of the Practice Guide’s central recommendations.

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Expert Interview

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Visual Diagram: Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension > Overview & Tools

The diagram serves as a visual overview of three recommended practices based on the Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade Practice Guide—teach comprehension strategies,...

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