ASSESSMENT: Running records can be used to assess a student's understanding in a text, by asking them comprehension questions and to retell or summarize parts of the text. This activity is useful as it can be done in groups or with individual students after reading a levelled text.

Assessment: Running Record and goal-setting component.

INSTRUCTION: In sequencing activities, students must identify the beginning, middle, and end parts of a story, to promote comprehension. This article is useful as it provides a video example taken from BLD, a template, and ways to integrate sequencing in different subjects (such as Math, Science, Social Studies) as well as ways to differentiate instruction.

Sequencing is one of many skills that contributes to students' ability to…

INSTRUCTION: Think-alouds help students to monitor their thinking and improve their comprehension. This resource is helpful as it describes strategies to use before, during, and after reading to help improve student comprehension.

This recipe for a Think Aloud models to children how to use explicit comprehension strategies. This is a great way to show students exactly how a strategy is meant to be used, as simply telling them about it may not be effective.

INSTRUCTION: This resource from Reading Rockets informs educators how to use picture books in lessons to have students create story maps and plot structures. I  chose this article as it can be difficult for new teachers to know which stories are appropriate for students, and this article provides examples of stories that can be used for this type of reading comprehension activity.

USA Toy Library Association: resources for toy libraries, play centers with open-ended toys that children can share or take home for a time without buying/owning

INSTRUCTION: This guided reading activity is an effective way to promote reading comprehension. It is interactive and allows students to build connections between their thinking and what is in the text. Students have to justify their answers by using what they have learned from the text.

INSTRUCTION: This link on the balance literacy diet website provides ideas for integrating comprehension activities into daily literacy centres.

ASSESSMENT: The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is a standardized test that can assess a student's level of reading comprehension. This is a useful tool, as it helps teachers to identify books and materials that are at their students' levels, to assess their progress throughout the year, and to be able to continuously adapt their materials and teaching to fit their needs.

ASSESSMENT: The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is a standardized test that can assess a student's level of reading comprehension. This is a useful tool, as it helps teachers to identify books and materials that are at their students' levels, to assess their progress throughout the year, and to be able to continuously adapt their materials and teaching to fit their needs.

UNDERSTANDING: The chapter on Text Comprehension Instruction informs educators about the 6 best practices to teach reading comprehension. This resource is excellent as they have identified the techniques that are most supported by research literature, and will help educators to check if their comprehension activities and resources are supported by sound academic research.

UNDERSTANDING: The chapter on Text Comprehension Instruction informs educators about the 6 best practices to teach reading comprehension. This resource is excellent as they have identified the techniques that are most supported by research literature, and will help educators to check if their comprehension activities and resources are supported by sound academic research.

UNDERSTANDING: This module on Reading Rockets is a great resource to learn about reading comprehension. It covers in-depth research about best-practice, along with videos. I particularly like this resource because of the pre-test and post-test that helps you to assess your own learning as an educator.

UNDERSTANDING: This module on Reading Rockets is a great resource to learn about reading comprehension. It covers in-depth research about best-practice, along with videos. I particularly like this resource because of the pre-test and post-test that helps you to assess your own learning as an educator.

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