Reading Comprehension

Definition

The ability to understand what you are reading.

Related Briefs

Learning to Read: “The Simple View of Reading”

Learning to read consists of developing skills in two areas: accurate, fluent reading and comprehending the meaning of texts. Learning these skills does not come naturally. Both accurate word reading and text comprehension require careful, systematic instruction.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Beginning Reading

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Great Schools

In this video, a kindergartener demonstrates that he understands what he reads. Watch as he answers questions about his book and points to evidence in the book to support his thinking.

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Great Schools

In this clip, a first grader demonstrates that he understands what he reads. Watch as he answers questions about his book and points to evidence in the book to support his thinking.

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Great Schools

Watch a second grader demonstrate that she understands what she reads.

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