What is Reading Comprehension?
Reading comprehension is the ability to understand and interpret what you read. In order to successfully comprehend written material, you need to be able to decode efficiently as well as interpret the language being read (listening comprehension) at a high level. Look at the figure to the right to see the skills necessary to master comprehension.
This webpage is a link to a summary of comprehension; including tips on what a problem in this area might look like and how to help. It is part of the larger Reading Rockets website which has a wealth of resources and additional link designed to support teachers, parents and kids.CLICK HERE TO VIEW RESOURCES FROM READING ROCKETS
Big Ideas on Beginning Reading
This page will take you to several links one giving a summary of comprehension, research and factors that impact comprehension.CLICK HERE FOR BIG IDEAS ON BEGINNING READING
Teach Comprehension Strategies
These links to webpages have a quick summary of comprehension, and explains why it should be taught, and how to teach it. This page is a part of the larger set of resources provided by the IRIS Center at Vanderbilt Peabody College.CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE IRIS WEBPAGE