Educational Links: Comprehension

Educators who want to know more about evidence-based reading instruction topics can find accurate and current information on the over 150 sites included on these lists. While we are providing this list of relevant educational links as a service to the educational community, we do not endorse nor do we have any association with these sites.

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Comprehension Internet Resources

Teaching Comprehension — Best practices for teaching comprehension from Scholastic

Read*Write*Think Comprehension Lesson Plans — From the International Reading Association; click on the “search” button and type in “comprehension”

Text Comprehension — What to look for and how to support text comprehension

Reading Rockets Comprehension Links — What works; plus motivation, and multisensory vocabulary instruction

National Reading Panel Frequently Asked Questions

Comprehension — Research and peer-assisted learning strategies

Knowledge Loom: Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension Worksheets — Free worksheets featuring poems, stories, essays, and articles

Reciprocal Teaching — From the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory

Classroom Strategies to Engender Student Questioning

A Questioning Toolkit

Focus on Reading Comprehension — Resources and programs from the International Reading Association

Reading Comprehension Lessons — For Grades K-8

Abcteach — Reading comprehension resources K-12; reading logs and testing practice

The Resource Room — Lessons, articles, books, resources, and links

Comprehension Instruction: What Makes Sense Now, What Might Make Sense Soon — Article from the Handbook of Reading Research, Volume III

Twenty Online Resources on Reading with Comprehension and Engagement

Traci’s Lists of Ten: Comprehension — Comprehension activities

Improving the Reading Comprehension of America’s Children — 10 Research-based principles from CIERA

A New Way to Teach Reading Comprehension — An article for elementary educators