Reading Comprehension Strategies

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Using Strategies That Work with Complex Text Examples

Overview of
Strategies That Work
Strategies That Work to support CCSS Reading Standards - Handout
Complex Text: "A Letter from the Fringe"
Complex Text: The Declaration of Independence
Complex Text: What is in Mole's Sack?
Complex Text: The Carrot Seed

Graphic Organizers for taking notes while you read.
Text Transformer

Graphic Organizers for Reading and Writing (for before, after, and during reading)
Greece - Graphic Organizers

Google Lit Trips allows you to travel the routes of characters in the novels you read.
Google Lit Trips

Lit2Go provides free audio texts and reading strategies.

LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening.

Reading Comprehension Strategies
The Resource Room

Resources, Articles, and Activities for Teachers from the New York Times
New York Times Teacher Connection

Home Page for E-Books and Testing Materials
Learning Express Library

There are over 25,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog.
Project Gutenberg

Reading Strategies to support struggling readers:
Talking to the Text

Read Aloud


Reading Comprehension Cards
Stack the Deck

Students demonstrating Stack the Deck
Student Video

Penguin Active Reading - Student and Teacher Area
Penguin Readers

Text for Practicing Reading Comprehension
Text "Cobwebs to Crosshairs"