Popular podcasts and educational articles about the Science of Reading are making the rounds on social media. Much of the information has been focused on explicit instruction for phonemic awareness, phonics and fluency, but what does the research tell us about teaching reading comprehension? Our newest course, 5269: Building Comprehension with the Science of Reading provides a roadmap for teaching the most effective strategies as established in the body of research known as the Science of Reading. Anchored by a comprehensive text from literacy expert Nancy Hennessey, the course leads participants to a deeper understanding of comprehension and offers practical strategies to strengthen instruction.
This handy infographic offers a quick overview of strategies to align your teaching to evidence-based reading comprehension!Reading Comprehension_Instead of_Do This! by Marcee Harris
The research and strategies shared in this post are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to comprehension instruction! In our new course 5269: Building Comprehension with the Science of Reading, we delve much deeper into the science, evidence-based practices, and lesson examples to help you determine where to start and what to teach.