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Comprehension

These core skills strengthen the ability to more fully understand what has been read.

Testing

Comprehension is often linked to a child’s ability to decode effectively.  It stands to reason that if a child stutters and stammers and labors to “sound out” every word, they are not going to understand much of what they have read. However, it is not unheard of that a reader may decode rather effectively and still have trouble with comprehension.  This suggests that there is more to understanding what is read than simple decoding skills.

The testing materials available from The Struggling Reader allow you to establish three critical levels of reading comprehension for your reader:
Independent:  Where your child can read with relative ease, both decoding and understanding what has been read.
Instructional:  That important level that is not too easy and not hard, 
where you want to spend most of your instructional time.
Frustration:  It is important to know where this is for your child so you can avoid it.

Teaching

Once you have identified your student’s three comprehension reading levels you can target your instruction in a way that makes sense. Included in your purchase of Comprehension materials are more than two dozen research-based activities that have been successfully used by reading specialists to strengthen a student’s ability to more fully understand what has been read. Explained in user-friendly language, these activities are not only proven to be effective, but are designed to be engaging and enjoyable for students of all ages.

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