Second Grade
Understanding


What Experts Say

Factors that lead to good comprehension skills:
  • An environment rich in high quality talk about text.
  • A great deal of time spent actually reading.
  • Experience reading real texts for real reasons.
  • Experience reading a wide variety of texts, such as storybooks, how-to books and textbooks.
Effective Practices for Developing Reading Comprehension by Dr. Nell Duke and Dr. P. David Pearson, from What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction.

"Proficient readers are purposeful and active. A good reader reads to understand, to remember, and to put the information that is read to good use." From studies by Dr. Michael Pressley, Michigan State University

"When comprehension strategies are modeled and practiced by students, they make significant gains on standardized reading tests." According to the Report of the National Reading Panel (2000)

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