Overview

Woolley (2011)1defined reading comprehension as "...the process of making meaning from text" (p. 15). In this section of the trail, you are going to explore a variety of comprehension strategies that you can teach your students. Take this opportunity to investigate strategies that you have never heard of before because in the following, and last, section of this trail, you will have to design 3 lessons that use a different comprehension strategy, from the lists below, with the story we are currently reading.

Tasks

  • 1.) Participate in ONE Reading, Literacy, Language Arts module presented by the Iris Center(link provided for your extended interest - you do not need to click on it), a professional development resource hosted by Vanderbilt University. Please choose one module from the list below.
    • a.) PALS: A Reading Strategy for Grades K–1 : This module outlines the benefits of implementing PALS for Grades K–1, a peer tutoring strategy in which students work in pairs to strengthen their reading skills. Also included are step-by-step instructions for each of the PALS activities as well as printable PALS materials.
    • b.) PALS: A Reading Strategy for Grades 2–6: This module outlines the benefits of implementing PALS for Grades 2–6, a peer tutoring strategy in which students work in pairs to strengthen their reading skills. Also included are step-by-step instructions for each of the three PALS activities as well as printable PALS materials.
    • c.) CSR: A Reading Comprehension Strategy : This module outlines Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR), a strategy for helping students to improve their reading comprehension skills. In CSR, students work together in small groups to apply comprehension strategies as they read text from a content area, such as social studies or science.

  • 2.) Browse through this list of comprehension strategies - click here - presented by Reading Rockets. Pay close attention to the comprehension strategies that can be used DURING READING.

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References


1 - Woolley, D. G. (2011). Reading Comprehension. In Reading Comprehension (pp. 15–34). Springer Netherlands.