Welcome to the new Reading for Comprehension webpage of
Reading First in Virginia.
As we all know, teaching comprehension is one of the most difficult tasks facing teachers in our schools. Each section (below) will demonstrate a strategy (or strategies) that will help you with comprehension instruction in your classrooms.
Downloadable text: Narrative Story MapPage 2 - One video: Using Questions to Enhance Comprehension
Downloadable text: Continuum of QuestionsPage 3 - Three part video: Nonfiction Reading Comprehension
This demonstration was filmed in a third grade social studies class. The children were using a textbook that could not be read by some in the class. Dr. Tom Gill, from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, taught the targeted concept and SOL through text sets that were selected to match the children’s instructional reading levels. The text was also used, but as a read-aloud.
Downloadable text: Semantic Maps
Downloadable Text: Guide to Non Fiction Reading Comprehension Video
Downloadable text: Using Text Sets (from institute)Page 4 - One video: Text Sets and Book Rooms
Downloadable text: Creating a Bookroom
Downloadable text: Choosing Informational Text
Downloadable text: Different Types of Texts
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