Overcome the Reading Comprehension Challenge

Are you ready to scale your student’s comprehension?  Yes, that’s right!  

You may be thinking: “I’ve tried everything, followed the curriculum guide and program resources, given students articles to read and assigned homework, worked with the students in small group . . . and the list goes on.” 

Students practice strategy #8 in this picture below.

Reading Comprehension: Feelings Identified

I know exactly how you feel.  I was that teacher, too.  

  • Frustrated that my students were not comprehending the text, even though we spent so much time reading it.  
  • Disappointed that students did not find the same joy in reading that I found, and if they did, they would be comprehending better.  
  • Assigning high and low grades to the same students every week.  Those students who were avid readers, scored great, those who were not, scored low.  

This was so disappointing, I felt like a teacher failure.  I knew I needed to do something to reach these kids, and I spent countless nights thinking about what I could do differently.

Reading Comprehension: Results

Well, those sleepless nights allowed me to do more research, find answers, and then put my research into action.  What I found made a huge difference!  Not just with one student, but with every single student!  Not just one year, but every year since!

Do you want to know what I discovered, tried, tested, and found great results?  Get my free resource, “Eight Comprehension Strategies” to try with your readers. 

In this resource, I’ve included eight research based strategies that can be implemented in reading instruction to develop critical thinking skills and begin reading with a reader’s mind. Don’t miss out on this great resource! When your readers struggle with comprehension, these eight strategies will support your readers’ developing skills and move them towards higher levels of cognitive thinking and growth.

Reading Comprehension: Related Resources

Effective Strategies for Language Acquisition

How to Teach with Children’s Literature

If you are looking for additional instructional resources to support overcoming comprehension challenges, I highly recommend these professional books. These are my favorites!!

Reading Comprehension: Final Thoughts

When your readers struggle with comprehension, these eight strategies will support your readers’ developing skills and move them towards higher levels of cognitive thinking and growth. Get this free resource, Eight Strategies to Overcome Comprehension Challenges, so you have all the tools needed to support your readers. Then visit my YouTube for model lessons to help you teach these reading comprehension strategies.

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Annette Durbin

Annette has been an educator for 29 years working in the PK-6 elementary classroom, English learner instructional specialist, district leadership, university professor, as well as a mentor for teachers nationwide. A National Board Certificated Teacher, Annette focuses her research on accelerating learning and advancing achievement, personalizing instruction, technology, and leadership in the education field.

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