Comprehension

Assessing Reading Comprehension

Comprehension involves interacting with text and thinking to construct meaning. Good comprehension relies on speed and accuracy of decoding, reading fluency, vocabulary, word knowledge, and comprehension strategies.

A Look Inside

Shown Above: Book + Workbook

Our workbook includes the following activities to assess comprehension:

  • p. 43-44: Fill in the Blank
  • p. 43-91: Who, What, Where, When, Why, How Question Prompts
  • p. 92-93: Opinion Questions
  • p. 94: Character Traits
  • p. 95: Similarities & Differences
  • p. 96-97: Sequencing & First, Then, Next, Last
  • p. 98: Resolution
  • p. 103-106: Fun Cat Facts / Fun Turtle Facts
  • Ages: Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

*This workbook is made for use with the children’s book, Oliver Poons and the Bright Yellow Hat.

Comprehension Strategies Include…

 

  • Monitoring one’s comprehension from beginning to end (i.e. Knowing whether you are understanding the text — awareness and figuring out what needs to be addressed)
  • Prior Knowledge – linking what you know to what is being read
  • Predicting – making an informal guess about what will happen based on clues from the text and prior knowledge
  • Text Structure – recognizing how the text is organized and written
  • Questioning – asking and answering questions about the text and seeking information from sources to answer these questions
  • Visualization – creating mental pictures as you read
  • Summarizing – putting the information into a concise form
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