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