Reading Comprehension Strategies

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The Little Red Hen: Story Ordering
The Little Red Hen: Story Ordering
Game
The Little Red Hen: Story Ordering
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
One Fish, Two Fish
One Fish, Two Fish
Lesson Plan
One Fish, Two Fish
This wacky lesson combines math and reading practice with a Dr. Seuss classic and some fun online games.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Animal Habitats
Animal Habitats
Lesson Plan
Animal Habitats
Students will love thinking about lots of interesting animal homes and the different types of animals who live in each one!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Informational Text 1
Informational Text 1
Guided Lesson
Informational Text 1
Now that reading skills are more developed, second graders will move on to comprehension of informational text. This guided lesson supports this through an exploration of the main idea of a text, as well as the other text features, such as: captions, photographs, maps headings, subheadings, glossary, index, icons and graphs. Kids will look at two texts that cover the same topic, but in different ways.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Complete a Story Map
Complete a Story Map
Worksheet
Complete a Story Map
This graphic organizer guides readers to complete a story map of their reading by having them record the characters, setting, problem, and solution.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Closely
Reading Closely
Lesson Plan
Reading Closely
Young readers will love this story-filled reading comprehension lesson. It's packed with engaging exercises designed to help students become better at looking for details and annotating passages of text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Lion and the Rat
The Lion and the Rat
Guided Lesson
The Lion and the Rat
In this lesson, preschoolers focus on the alphabet by learning the letters L, R, and K. Kids are guided through the classic children's story of The Lion and the Rat, with an accompanying curriculum that targets each child's understanding of the unique sounds these letters make. Seeing the letters in a fun, engaging environment also reinforces the letter recognition skills crucial for early readers.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Simple Summaries
Simple Summaries
Lesson Plan
Simple Summaries
Keep it simple! Teach your students to write a summary using the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then frame for analyzing a story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
How the Camel Got His Hump
How the Camel Got His Hump
Guided Lesson
How the Camel Got His Hump
Does your child know the story "How the Camel Got His Hump"? If she does, she might also know the letters C, H and Z! This guided lesson uses the famous story of the camel to teach the letter C, H and Z. Not only does this boost letter recogntion and phonics skills, but working with a familiar story can give confidence to early readers.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Get Ready for Fourth Grade
Get Ready for Fourth Grade
Workbook
Get Ready for Fourth Grade
This summer-themed workbook prepares students to enter the fourth grade with the skills they’ll need, and includes practice with the core subjects of word study, math, reading and writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Sight Words 1
Sight Words 1
Guided Lesson
Sight Words 1
Sight words, common words that help kids build reading fluency, are an important part of the kindergarten curriculum.This guided lesson introduces kids to the sight words and, at, he, on, it, like, go, the, to, you, of, and said. Kids are tasked with identifying the words and understanding the sound that each word makes. Check out the accompanying worksheets at the end of the lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Learning About Maps
Learning About Maps
Lesson Plan
Learning About Maps
From the compass rose to the map key, first grade students will learn about three characteristics that make up a map. Symbols are used on maps too, as students practice what they can do!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Fox and the Crow
The Fox and the Crow
Worksheet
The Fox and the Crow
Stories are a fantastic way to teach kids important life lessons. This reading comprehension worksheet uses the classic Aesop’s fable—The Fox and the Crow—to get your students thinking about the central lesson of a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Workbook
Reading Comprehension
These articles, short stories, fairy tales and fables teach kids about a wide range of subjects so your child can learn more about history and science while improving literacy and vocabulary skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Get Ready for Second Grade
Get Ready for Second Grade
Workbook
Get Ready for Second Grade
This workbook is packed with worksheets that will help students practice the core concepts featured in the second grade curriculum, from word study and math to reading and writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Story Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Story Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Worksheet
Story Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Help your beginning reader boost her reading comprehension by figuring out what happened next in three different story lines.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Exciting Writing Prompts
Exciting Writing Prompts
Workbook
Exciting Writing Prompts
What might happen if Peter Pan and Alice went to Wonderland? What is life like in outer space? Second graders explore the power and fun of writing with a nudge from fun writing prompts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Making Predictions Lesson
Making Predictions Lesson
Lesson Plan
Making Predictions Lesson
This lesson thoughtfully scaffolds the reading skill of predicting. Students are introduced to the concept and get to practice making predictions. They will apply what they have learned during a focused independent reading activity.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Game
Jack and the Beanstalk Reading Comprehension
Developing reading comprehension skills is essential to becoming a super reader. Challenge kids to recall details about Jack and the Beanstalk in this game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Get Ready for First Grade
Get Ready for First Grade
Workbook
Get Ready for First Grade
This summer-themed workbook guides students in practicing the essential skills they’ll need to know as they enter first grade, from word study and math to reading and writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Picture Comprehension
Picture Comprehension
Worksheet
Picture Comprehension
Picture comprehension is a great intro to reading comprehension! Kids will simply identify what is going on in each picture.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Ocean
The Ocean
Worksheet
The Ocean
This short nonfiction text will teach students about the ocean, and includes questions to help students identify the author’s point of view and purpose for writing the text by focusing on important vocabulary words that support the main idea.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding the Moral
Finding the Moral
Lesson Plan
Finding the Moral
In this lesson your students will find and examine the morals in the classic folktales of "Stone Soup" and "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Goldilocks: Reading Comprehension
Goldilocks: Reading Comprehension
Game
Goldilocks: Reading Comprehension
Help kids build comprehension skills by answering questions about key details.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Game
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
Workbook
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
The reading and writing practice in this workbook will get kids thinking about all the different parts that go into a good story, like vocabulary, structure and sequencing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook

Reading Comprehension Strategies

Whether your students want to communicate to pen pals their age or adults, these resources will build their confidence and ability to write. When they get the hang of it, they can hone their grammar skills with our grammar resources.
While personal writing offers a bit of freedom for students to express themselves, functional writing is a much more formal process. The pieces students will be expected to write will be expected to serve a purpose.

There are different types of pieces that fall into the category of functional writing. Some of them are:
  • Letters
  • Reports
  • Reviews
  • Instructions
  • Competition entries
  • Proposals
When teaching your students functional writing, there are six requirements you should make them aware of:
  1. Use appropriate language. Casual phrases or slang terms are not acceptable in functional writing.
  2. Know your audience. Understand who you expect to read it and write with them mind.
  3. Know your purpose. Why are they writing this piece? What are they hoping to convey to the audience. Keeping this in mind will keep them focused and prevent drifting.
  4. Know the standards. Make sure the piece that you are writing conforms to accepted standards for that type of writing.
  5. Adhere to the appropriate punctuation and grammatical rules. A functional piece must convey professionalism. Errors will quickly erode the confidence the reader has in the piece.
  6. Stay relevant. The audience is reading this piece because you are trying to convey something to them. Staying on topic will help keep them invested in what you are trying to tell them.
Functional writing could be a step outside comfort zones of students who have recently become accustomed to the freedom personal writing allows them. Becoming comfortable using some of the resources provided above by Education.com may help them be able to write functionally in the future.