Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.


4. Comprehension and Response

Factors Related to This Session

Background knowledge

Word-recognition skills

Vocabulary knowledge

Text structure


Monitoring comprehension



In this session, you will investigate and apply research-based principles of effective comprehension instruction in early literacy.

Session Preparation

Learning Goals

At the end of this session, you will better understand:

comprehension strategies used by proficient readers

characteristics of effective comprehension instruction

the components of explicit and strategic instruction

the nature of reading response

"The thing about comprehension that's easy, for any of us who teach, is the assignment or assessment of comprehension. What's more difficult is to step back and figure out how you are actually demonstrating or modeling these [comprehension] processes."

Jeanne R. Paratore

Jeanne R. Paratore.

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