Using Graphic Organizers to Teach Literal, Inferential, and Critical Comprehension
These resources feature a step-by-step process in which students learn to apply comprehension strategies to a variety of literary genres. Students learn literal, inferential, and critical reading comprehension skills that are modeled and practiced through the use of graphic organizers. Great for Reading First, Text Comprehension, and ESL/ELL!
In order to be effective, reading comprehension strategies need to be taught directly. Reading Comprehension presents a step-by-step process in which students learn to apply comprehension strategies to the books they read. Students learn literal, inferential, and critical reading comprehension skills as they progress through each unit. By focusing on the genres that are interesting and familiar to the students, specific reading skills are modeled and practiced through the use of a graphic organizer. Reading Comprehension includes the following features:
- Each lesson presents direct explanation, modeled instruction, guided practice, and student application of the reading strategy
- A graphic organizer helps students organize information found in the text
- Both grade-level appropriate literature suggestions and sample stories are provided for a variety of genres
- Each strategy includes reteaching and extension suggestions
- A fun, hands-on culminating unit project combines the learned strategies with art and writing
Reading Comprehension provides the tools you need to apply and improve reading comprehension strategies and assist your students as they become fluent readers.