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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of May 18th

posted May 23, 2014, 12:53 PM by Courtney Richardson

Comprehension Instruction

Comprehension instruction is part of every guided reading less, even with emergent readers, but it plays an especially important role in the fluent lesson.  Because fluent readers have few decoding problems, they are able to explore the process of comprehension on challenging texts.  As students read, they write short responses that teachers use to assess comprehension. Then the teacher has mini-conferences to identify any confusions and to scaffold students who need support.  The most important factor at the fluent level is using a text that offers just the right amount of challenge to force students to “work at it.” Next Step in Guided Reading, p. 178