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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Comprehension and Response: Watch the Video

Watch the Video


In this section, you will watch Dr. Paratore's lecture on comprehension instruction in two parts.

Print Dr. Paratore's Comprehension Lecture Posters (PDF). Use the posters to take notes on the lecture.

In the first video segment, workshop participants share their questions and challenges regarding effective comprehension instruction in K-2. Dr. Paratore then discusses essential comprehension strategies.

An accompanying lecture transcript (PDF) is also available.

Video Segment.

Comprehension Strategies Lecture

Workshop participants.

Find this segment approximately 3 minutes after the begining of the video. Watch for about 7 minutes.

After watching this video segment, review your notes and consider these questions:

  • Which comprehension strategies characterize your most proficient readers?
  • Based on your reading and your experience, what other strategies do beginning readers use to make meaning?

Return to your Comprehension Instruction Chart and add any new questions or challenges you may have.

In the second video segment, Dr. Paratore discusses explicit and strategic instruction to promote comprehension. Use the video image below to locate where to begin viewing.

Video Segment.

Explicit and Strategic Instruction Lecture

Find this segment approximately 10 minutes and 2 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 5 minutes.

Jeanne R. Paratore.

After watching this video segment, think about the following statement by Dr. Paratore:

"Research tells us that the more explicit we are about procedures, the more likely children will use the strategy on their own and acquire and use it successfully."

Then review your notes and consider these questions:

  • Why is explicit instruction critical to comprehension and response? How do children benefit from explicit instruction?
  • What do teachers need to consider when planning explicit instruction?
  • What is the purpose of strategic instruction? How does it promote independent learning from text?
  • How does response differ from comprehension?
  • What factors determine how children will respond to text?

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