According to research, it’s important that teachers explicitly teach students how to use comprehension strategies even before students are reading fluently.
• Here’s a one page comprehension strategies “cheat sheet” that lists the strategies, definitions, and has a sentence frame for each to assist teachers and students in using the strategy.
Teaching students how to answer questions (take tests) related to comprehension is also an important related but slightly different skill. Frequently it is the inference questions that hang students up because they are used to simply finding their answer written out in the text.
• Here’s a QAR (question/answer relationship) worksheet for assisting students in taking comprehension tests and separating which questions ask for simple recall from the text and which involve interaction between the reader and the author (like inference and other think about it questions). This form was created by Francie Kugelman.
Here are additional comrpehension resources and feel free to add your own below.